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 in the fall. 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 nursing students

White coats and nametags will be ordered for each student by the Nursing department. Students are required to complete the White Coat Order form by July 31st for fall entry students and November 17 for spring entry students. White coat 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.

Students are required to purchase official MCPHS University scrubs from McGills, Inc. for use during the nursing program. The scrubs will include the MCPHS University logo, your first name and last initial. These will be worn for all labs and clinical experiences, and will identify you as an MCPHS University student. We recommend that each student purchase two sets of scrubs (tops and bottoms) and one warm-up jacket.

Spring Entry Optional Open House Scrubs Fitting

When: November 15 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where: Manchester campus, in the Brant Hub
RSVP: Please RSVP to Abbie Briscoe at abbie.briscoe@mcphs.edu
Parking: Visitor parking is located behind our front-facing building on Brant Way (accessible by Fir St only). 

If you are not able to attend this fitting, please go to the McGill’s store or contact McGill’s at 603.627.3472 to order your scrubs. 

McGill’s, Inc. Uniforms Unlimited
410 Chestnut St
Manchester, NH 03101

Scrubs ordering deadlines: July 18 for fall entry students and November 17 for spring entry students. Fall  entry students please check back in late spring for the July fitting Date.

Any questions can be directed to Abbie Briscoe at 603.314.1746 or abbie.briscoe@mcphs.edu


A stethoscope with a diaphragm and bell is required. We recommend the Littmann Classic II SE 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.


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.

The current book list is applicable to students starting in the Spring 2018 semester. For students beginning the program in the fall the new book list will be available mid-July. Download the list of required core texts and materials used across the curriculum here.

Below are resources for purchasing books. 

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 www.masspharmacy.bkstr.com. 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. Go to https://shop.lww.com and 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. Go to www.fadavis.com and use promotion code 7P2T9KWZ upon checkout.

Electronic Resources

Available free of charge through the MCPHS University electronic library.