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Bachelor of Science in Nursing — Accelerated

Location: Boston
Start Term: Fall

As a registered nurse, you will work directly with patients, providing expert care, support and compassion. This program builds on a strong foundation in the liberal arts and sciences and gives you the knowledge, skills, competencies, and values required to practice as a professional nurse.

During the accelerated time frame of 32 consecutive months, you’ll have the opportunity to work alongside professional experts through clinical experiences in our onsite simulation and patient assessment laboratories, and through rotations in prestigious Boston area medical facilities. The year-round program gives you the benefit of an immersive education and prepares you for your career faster. When you graduate, you’ll be eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). And you’ll be fully prepared to enter and succeed in a rapidly changing healthcare environment.  

Freshman Applicants:

If you are in your final year of high school or have recently graduated but not yet completed any university courses, visit the MCPHS Freshman Admission requirements page for more information.

Transfer Applicants:

For consideration for admission, the following application materials must be submitted:

  • Completed MCPHS Application
  • Official college transcripts from each college, university or secondary school attended
  • Official high school transcript or GED score report
  • Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) Exam score of 65.3% (required for year 2 entry) (three attempts are allowed within three years)

Prerequisite courses must have been completed at a regionally accredited college or university with a grade of C+ or higher. Math and science courses taken more than ten years prior to the anticipated date of matriculation to MCPHS will not be accepted.

Final transcripts and test scores can be emailed or mailed directly from your college/university or testing agency. If mailed, the transcript must be in a sealed, signed envelope sent directly to the Admissions Office.

MCPHS University
Admission Office
179 Longwood Avenue
Boston MA, 02115



Year I-Fall

BIO 110 Anatomy & Physiology I (w/lab) 4
CHE 110 Basic Chemistry (w/lab) 4
FYS 101 Introduction to the Major 1
LIB 111 Expository Writing I 3
LIB 133 American Culture, Identity, and Public Life 3

Year I-Spring

BIO 210 Anatomy & Physiology II (w/lab) 4
NUR 250 Chemistry of Nutrition
LIB 112 Expository Writing II 3
LIB 120 Introduction to Psychology 3

Year I-Summer

BEH 352* Human Development Through the Life Cycle 3
MAT 261 Statistics 3
Distribution Electives 6

Year II-Fall

LIB 512 Healthcare Ethics 3
LIB 420 Interpersonal Communication in the Health Professions 3
MAT 142 Math for Nurses 3
BIO 255
Medical Microbiology (w/Lab)
Humanities Elective 3

Year II-Spring

NUR 207 Fundamentals of Nursing
NUR 245 Health Assessment and Promotion (w/lab) 4
NUR 330 Nursing Informatics and Healthcare Technologies 3

Year II-Summer

NUR 326 Introduction to Med-Surg Nursing (w/Lab)
NUR 226 Pathophysiologic and Pharmacologic
Approach to Nursing Practice

Year III-Fall

NUR 337 Provider of Care II: Child-Bearing and Child-Rearing Family Health 6
NUR 347 Provider of Care III: Mental and Social Health 6
NUR 351 Scholarly Inquiry 3

Year III-Spring

NUR 426 Provider of Care IV: Community and Public Health Nursing 7
NUR 446 Provider of Care V: Coordinator of Care 8
NUR 451 Nursing Integrations 3

Total credits to complete degree requirements: 120 s.h.

* BEH 352 fulfills the Behavioral Science core curriculum requirement.

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