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Bachelor of Science in Nursing — Postbaccalaureate ​

Location: Boston, Worcester, Manchester
Start Term: Fall, Spring
Spring Application Deadline: October 1
Fall Application Deadline: May 1

As a registered nurse, you will 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 Boston, Worcester, or Manchester, NH 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: Please note that we are still accepting applications for the Fall 2020 semester on a space-available basis.

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

  • Completed MCPHS Application or NursingCAS Application
  • Official college transcripts from every college attended
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) Exam score of 65.3% (three attempts are allowed within three years)

Prerequisite Courses:

Linked courses are available through the MCPHS School of Professional Studies.

  • Anatomy and Physiology I & II with lab (8 credits)
  • Microbiology with lab (4 credits)
  • General Chemistry I (4 credits)
  • Nutrition (3 credits) or General Chemistry II with lab (4 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)

Prerequisite courses must have been completed at a regionally accredited college or university with a final 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. Official exam results from CLEP examinations can be used for up to 18 credits of prerequisite courses.

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

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.

COURSE

TITLE

S.H.

Year 1 Fall    

NUR 207

Fundamentals of Nursing

9

NUR 245

Health Assessment and Promotion (w/Lab)

4

NUR 330

Health Informatics and Healthcare Technologies

3

TOTAL

 

16

Year 1 Spring

 

 

NUR 326

Introduction to Med-Surg Nursing (w/Lab)

9

NUR 226

Pathophysiologic and Pharmacologic Approach to Nursing

6

TOTAL

 

15

Year 1 Summer

 

 

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

TOTAL

 

15

Year 2 Fall

   

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

 

18

 

Course

Title

S.H.

Semester 1

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

Semester 2

 

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

Semester 3

NUR 401

Professional Practice III

3

NUR 404

Healthcare Participant III

9

NUR 422

Healthcare Participant III

3

NUR 420

Nursing Seminar III

1

Total    16

Semester 4

NUR 501

Professional Practice IV

3

NUR 505

Healthcare Participant IV

9

NUR 522

Healthcare Participant IV

3

NUR 520

Nursing Seminar IV

1

Total    16

Total Professional Major: 64 s.h.
Total for BSN 122: s.h.

FALL SEMESTER START

COURSE

TITLE

SEMESTER HOURS

YEAR 1 FALL

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

COURSE

TITLE

SEMESTER HOURS

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

 

 

Course

Title

S.H.

Semester 1

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

Semester 2

 

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

Semester 3

NUR 401

Professional Practice III

3

NUR 404

Healthcare Participant III

9

NUR 422

Healthcare Participant III

3

NUR 420

Nursing Seminar III

1

Total    16

Semester 4

NUR 501

Professional Practice IV

3

NUR 505

Healthcare Participant IV

9

NUR 522

Healthcare Participant IV

3

NUR 520

Nursing Seminar IV

1

Total    16

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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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%