Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)—Accelerated

School of Nursing

Location: Boston
Start Term: Fall

Fast track your career launch at one of the nation’s top colleges for nursing and join one of the world’s most consequential—and rapidly growing—healthcare professions.

Immersive Education in One of the World’s Most Advanced and Respected Healthcare Ecosystems

In this accelerated, 32-month program at our Boston campus, you will receive an immersive education that pairs classwork with essential real-world experience. You will work alongside nursing experts in our onsite simulation and patient assessment laboratories and through rotations in prestigious medical and research institutions in the Boston area and across New England. When you complete our Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, you will be eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).

Your 32-Month Journey

Our strategic integration of classwork and experiential learning—including clinical opportunities—makes our program an exceptional learning experience. Students spend the first 16 months in the School of Arts and Sciences establishing the foundation they need to successfully transition into the professional BSN curriculum.

First-Year Experience

  • build a strong foundation in the liberal arts and sciences
  • study and attend labs in chemistry, anatomy, physiology, and psychology
  • learn about the culture and identity of patient and healthcare communities as well as the human development life cycle

Second-Year Experience

  • continue to gain knowledge and sharpen your skills by exploring healthcare, wellness, and professional practice
  • study medical microbiology, math, and healthcare ethics

Third-Year Experience

  • begin the BSN curriculum building on the foundational knowledge gained during study in the School of Arts and Sciences
  • apply classroom knowledge in lab and in clinical settings
  • strengthen the essential competencies required to practice as a professional nurse and advance the health and wellness of patients across the healthcare continuum
  • participate in interprofessional education activities that support transition into professional nursing practice
  • work with our interprofessional partners to deliver safe patient care at a variety of clinical practice agencies

Forge a Career of Significance

College Factual ranks the MCPHS nursing program in the top 10% nationwide for a good reason—actually, many reasons. Here are just three.

#1 Latest Technology

Our onsite simulation and patient assessment laboratories will give you an opportunity to learn and apply your knowledge in safe spaces where you can build confidence in your skills.

#2 Work with Top Professionals

The way to become expert is to work closely with experts. At MCPHS, you will gain valuable professional experience at a variety of clinical partner sites and institutions.

#3 Comprehensive Health Knowledge

As an essential member of a healthcare team, you will be equipped to educate patients and their families on issues crucial to their health and wellbeing.

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