Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Postbaccalaureate ​

Location: Worcester, Manchester
Start Term: Fall, Spring

As a registered nurse, you work directly with patients, providing expert care, support and compassion. This program builds on your previous bachelor’s degree and gives you the knowledge, skills, competencies, and values required to practice as a professional nurse. 

During the accelerated time frame of 16 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 Worcester or Manchester region 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 transition your career and succeed in a rapidly changing healthcare environment.

We prioritize the review and admission of applications submitted earlier in our rolling admission process, so it is to your advantage to submit your application as soon as possible.

All applicants are automatically considered for scholarship with their application. We have a rolling admission process, and the sooner you submit your application, the more favorably you will be considered both for admission and scholarship.

Fall Semester Start: May 1- Priority application submission deadline

Spring Semester Start: October 1- Priority scholarship and application deadline

For admission to the program an applicant must have:

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • A recommended minimum grade point average of 2.7(on a 4.0 scale)
  • Prerequisite courses must be 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.

Required courses:

  • Anatomy and Physiology I & II with lab (8 credits)
  • Microbiology with lab (4 credits)
  • General Chemistry I & II with lab (8 credits)
  • Human Development (3 credits) (Acceptable courses include Human Growth & Development, Life Span Development, and Development Across the Lifespan)
  • Statistics (3 credits) (Acceptable substitutions include Basic Statistics, Biostatistics, Psychological Statistics, Economic Statistics)

**Official exam results from CLEP examinations can be used for up to 18 credits of prerequisite requirements.

Facilities

MCPHS provides facilities specially designed for skill-building and patient assessment in nursing that that mirror real-world nursing settings and contribute to the overall learning experience. The Manchester patient assessment laboratory provides an optimal environment for student experiences in outpatient and other ambulatory clinic environments. The lab features twelve individualized bays and a life-size adult manikin that enables students to practice wound care and learn technical procedures, including endotracheal intubation, nasogastric tube insertion, venipuncture, and urinary catheterization. The clinical simulation and patient assessment laboratories in Worcester provide learning opportunities for students to deliver simulated emergent care and hands-on routine patient assessments and head-to-toe physical examinations.

Clinical Rotations

Because clinical experience is such a vital part of the nursing program, students are assigned to clinical rotations in some of the world's finest healthcare institutions and clinical settings, such as skilled nursing facilities, mental health hospitals and community agencies, schools, public health departments, and hospice and home health agencies. Rotations are supervised by University faculty, clinical faculty, and practice preceptors.

FALL SEMESTER START

Year 1 Fall
 
COURSE
TITLE
SEMESTER HOURS
NUR 205 Nursing History, Knowledge, and Narrative  3
NUR 208 Essential Concepts of Nursing  3
NUR 215 Nursing Skills and Technologies (w/ lab)  4
NUR 226 Pathophysiologic and Pharmacologic Approach to Nursing Practice  6
TOTAL    16

Year 1 Spring

NUR 245 Health Assessment and Promotion (w/ lab) 4
NUR 325 Provider of Care I: Adult and Elder Health (w/ lab) 8
NUR 350 Scholarly Inquiry 3
TOTAL
15

Year 1 Summer

NUR 335 Provider of Care II: Child-Bearing and Child-Rearing Family Health 6
NUR 345 Provider of Care III: Mental and Social Health 6
NUR 330 Nursing Informatics and Healthcare Technologies 3
TOTAL
15

Year 2 Fall

NUR 425 Provider of Care IV: Community and Home Health 7
NUR 445 Provider of Care V: Coordinator of Care 8
NUR 450 Member of a Profession and Capstone Leadership Project 3
TOTAL
18

SPRING SEMESTER START

Year 1 Spring

NUR 205 Nursing History, Knowledge, and Narrative 3
NUR 208 Essential Concepts of Nursing 3
NUR 215 Nursing Skills and Technologies (w/ lab) 4
NUR 226 Pathophysiologic and Pharmacologic Approach to  Nursing Practice 6
TOTAL   16

Year 1 Summer

NUR 245 Health Assessment and Promotion (w/ lab) 4
NUR 325 Provider of Care I: Adult and Elder Health (w/ lab) 8
NUR 330 Nursing Informatics and Healthcare Technologies 3
TOTAL
15

Year 1 Fall

NUR 335 Provider of Care II: Child-Bearing and Child-Rearing Family Health 6
NUR 345 Provider of Care III: Mental and Social Health 6
NUR 350 Scholarly Inquiry 3
TOTAL   15

Year 2 Spring

NUR 425 Provider of Care IV: Community and Home Health 7
NUR 445 Provider of Care V: Coordinator of Care  8
NUR 450 Member of a Profession and Capstone Leadership Project  3
TOTAL   18

Total Preprofessional Coursework: 58 s.h.*
Total Professional Major: 64 s.h.
Total for BSN 122: s.h.

*A maximum of 58 semester hours of credit for the prior BS or BA degree from a regionally accredited college or university will be awarded upon matriculation in fulfillment of MCPHS University Core Curriculum requirements.

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