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Welcome to the Nursing Program

Congratulations on your acceptance and decision to attend the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at MCPHS. We’re excited that you’ll be joining us soon. Before the program begins there are some next steps you’ll need to take to get ready. On this page you will find important information and forms that you will need to begin your studies. We will continue to post program specific information here so please bookmark this page and visit it often.

Next steps for incoming BSN students.

White coats and name tags will be ordered for each student by the Nursing department. Sizes should be based on blazers or jackets that you wear over other clothing.

Any questions can be directed to the Manchester Nursing department at 603.314.1746.

Please check back soon for information regarding scrubs ordering!

Stethoscope

A stethoscope with a diaphragm and bell is required. We recommend the Littmann Classic III or the Littmann Cardiology III, but you may choose to purchase any model. Stethoscopes may be purchased from McGill’s or another vendor such as Work’N Gear, 1111 S. Willow St, Manchester, www.workngear.com, or Pocket Nurse, 800.225.1600, www.pocketnurse.com.

Penlight

Penlights can be purchased from McGill’s or from any vendor.

Wristwatch with second hand

You will need a wristwatch with a sweeping second hand (not digital) for use in lab and clinical experiences. This may be purchased from McGill’s or from another vendor.

Manual Blood Pressure Cuff

An average adult/large size cuff is needed. Please make sure the cuff is latex-free, nylon or other material that can be cleaned, not cloth.

Shoe Requirement

Shoes must be white or black, non-canvas, and rubber-soled, with closed-toe and closed-heel. No logo should be visible. You are not required to purchase special nursing shoes. Any questions about shoes may be directed to the Lab Manager, Professor Normile, at dottie.normile@mcphs.edu.

Beginning in spring 2019, the Accelerated Postbaccalaureate Nursing program will be using ExamSoft (electronic testing software) in all first-year courses. All students are required to bring a laptop or iPad meeting the minimum specifications below in order for you to be able to sit for exams.

Each student will be required to purchase a Privacy Screen or Privacy Filter that fits on their PC, MAC or tablet. Minimum technology requirements are listed below.

PC Requirements

Mac Requirements

Ipad Requirements

Required Texts

Download the book list for Spring 2019 students.

MCPHS University Bookstore

The MCPHS University bookstore at the Boston campus is able to sell and rent textbooks to Worcester and Manchester students through their website. They offer free shipping to students for course material orders.

Discount on books from Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

For books published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, you can order directly from Lippincott online and get 20% off plus free shipping. Use promotion code WZP11FSD upon checkout.

Discount on books from F.A. Davis

For books published by F.A. Davis, you can order directly from F.A. Davis online and get 20% off plus free shipping. Use promotion code 7P2T9KWZ upon checkout.

Electronic Resources

Available free of charge through the MCPHS University electronic library.

Required Core Texts and Materials Used Across the Curriculum

Many of the texts and/or materials are used in the foundational courses as well as across the curriculum.