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Welcome to the Nursing Program

Congratulations on your decision to attend the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at MCPHS!

We’re excited that you’ll be joining us soon. There are some important steps to prepare for your time at MCPHS, detailed below. We will continue to post specific information on this page, so be sure to check back often.

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

Students entering the program in spring 2022 should use the Fill & Sign tool to complete the white coat order form as soon as possible. Completed forms may be sent to

The white coat order form for students entering in fall 2022 will be available in the summer

For questions, you may contact Diane Hamilton at

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

Order your scrubs from McGill’s Portal by the following dates to ensure your scrubs are delivered in time for your first lab day.

  • Fall: July 31
  • Spring: November 30

To order your scrubs:

For more information please see the McGills FAQ page or call 603.627.3472

NOTE: The MCPHS School of Nursing is not affiliated with McGill’s Uniforms.


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 or Pocket Nurse, 800.225.1600.


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, Corinne Butler at

The Accelerated Postbaccalaureate Nursing program uses 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

The MCPHS bookstore on the Boston campus is able to sell and rent textbooks to students. Shipping is free to students ordering course material.

Review the book list for students entering the program in spring 2022.