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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 medical and research institutions in the Boston area and across New England. 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.  

First-Year 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 first-year 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
  • Personal Statement (included in application)
  • 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

Email: admissions@mcphs.edu

COURSE

TITLE

S.H.

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

TOTAL


15

Year I-Spring



BIO 210

Anatomy & Physiology II (w/lab)

4

NUR 250

Chemistry of Nutrition

3

LIB 112

Expository Writing II

3

LIB 120

Introduction to Psychology

3

TOTAL


13

Year I-Summer



BEH 352

Human Development Through the Life Cycle

3

MAT 261

Statistics

3


Distribution Electives

6

TOTAL


12

Year II-Fall



BIO 255

Medical Microbiology (w/lab)

4

LIB 220

Interpersonal Communication in the Health Professions

3

LIB 512

Healthcare Ethics

3

MAT 142

Math for Nurses

4

HUM

Humanities Elective

3

TOTAL


16

Year II-Spring



NUR 201

Professional Practice I

3

NUR 204

Health and Wellness I

9

NUR 245

Healthcare Participant I

3

NUR 220

Nursing Seminar I

1

TOTAL    16

Year II-Summer



NUR 301

Professional Practice II

3

NUR 304

Health and Wellness II

9

NUR 322

Healthcare Participant II

3

NUR 320

Nursing Seminar II

1

TOTAL    16

Year III-Fall



NUR 401

Professional Practice III

3

NUR 404

Healthcare and Wellness III

9

NUR 422

Healthcare Participant III

3

NUR 420

Nursing Seminar III

1

TOTAL
   16

Year III-Spring



NUR 501

Professional Practice IV

3

NUR 504

Healthcare and Wellness IV

9

NUR 522

Healthcare Participant IV

3

NUR 520

Nursing Seminar IV

1

TOTAL
   16

 Total credits to complete degree requirements: 120 semester hours

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NCLEX RN First-Time Test Success Outcomes by Campus

Year

Boston

Worcester

Manchester

2019

91%

91%

98.81%

2018

97%

94%

95%

2017

99%

92%

85.45%

 

 

A pre-licensure candidate for the BSN degree must have abilities and skills in four areas: communication, observation, motor function and endurance, and behavioral maturity. Rea­sonable accommodations may be made for some disabilities. However, pre-licensure BSN students must be able to perform in a reasonably independent manner, with or without accommodations.

Communication

  • Must be able to communicate effectively with patients, families, and members of the healthcare team through oral, written, and interpersonal means.
  • Must be able to obtain information, describe patient situations, and perceive both oral and non-verbal communication (including ability to understand normal speech with­out seeing the speaker's face).
  • Must be able to speak, comprehend, read, and write in English at a level that meets the need for accurate, clear and effective communication; examples include but are not limited to: giving clear oral reports, reading watches or clocks with second hands, read­ing graphs, reading and understanding documents printed in English, writing legibly in English, and discriminating subtle differences in medical terminology.

Observation

  • Must be able to observe a patient accurately; examples include but are not limited to:
  • listening to heart and breath sounds; visualizing the appearance of a surgical wound; detecting bleeding, unresponsiveness, or other changes in patient status; detecting the presence of foul odor; and palpating an abdomen.
  • Must be able to detect and respond to emergency situations, including audible alarms (e.g., monitors, call bells, fire alarms).

Motor Function and Endurance

  • Must have sufficient strength and mobility to work effectively and safely with patients and carry out nursing care activities; examples include but are not limited to: lifting and positioning patients (lifting up to 50 pounds, carrying up to 25 pounds), transferring patients in and out of bed, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (AHA Healthcare Provider), preparation and administration of medications (oral, injection, intravenous, includ­ing hanging IV bags at shoulder height), reading and emptying body fluid collection devices below bed level, application of pressure to stop bleeding, clearing/opening an obstructed airway, and provision of daily hygiene care.
  • Must be able to complete assigned periods of clinical practice, including up to twelve-hour shifts (including days, evenings, nights, weekends).
  • Must be able to respond at a speed and in a manner sufficient to carry out patient as­signments within the allotted time.

Behavioral

  • Must possess mental and emotional health required for total utilization of intellectual abilities.
  • Must be able to tolerate physically taxing workloads.
  • Must be able to respond and function effectively during stressful situations.
  • Must be capable of adapting to rapidly-changing environments, and respond with flex­ibility in uncertain situations.
  • Must be able to interact appropriately with others (e.g. patients, families, members of healthcare team) in various healthcare contexts.
 

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