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Program-Specific Next Steps for Deposited Students

In addition to general next steps for all incoming students, some programs have specific next steps. Choose and complete your program-specific next steps below.

Nursing

Orientation for students in our family nurse practitioner (FNP) and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP) programs will be held on Wednesday, May 1 and Thursday, May 2.

Each day of Orientation will follow the below schedule:

  • Wednesday, May 1: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 2: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Orientation will be held at the following location:

MCPHS - Worcester
25 Foster Street
BLLC 303 (Room)
Worcester, MA 01608

You can register for Orientation through your applicant portal.

Register

We look forward to meeting you!

MSN online testing will be monitored and proctored by ProctorU. Learn more about ProctorU using the information below.

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.

White coats can be ordered here.

Dental Hygiene

Orientation for our online dental hygiene programs will be held on our Boston, MA campus on Thursday, July 25 and Friday, July 26.

Orientation will be held at the following location:

MCPHS - Boston
179 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Register

We look forward to meeting you!

Postbaccalaureate PharmD

Orientation for our online Postbaccalaureate PharmD program will be held on our Boston, MA campus on Thursday, August 1 through Saturday, August 3.

Orientation will be held at the following location:

MCPHS - Boston
179 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

A more detailed agenda of Orientation events will be available in July.

Please check back soon to register for Orientation. We look forward to meeting you!

Technology Requirements

In an online environment, you will be learning with technology. Basic computer and technical skills are required to be successful.

  • Students should have some general knowledge of the following: browsing, searching, and navigating a web page, file management skills including; saving, opening, and placing files inside folders, attaching files, uploading and downloading files.
  • Students should be able to run system updates, including antivirus software updates, on their personal device.
  • Knowledge about internet bookmarks, or bookmarking a site on the internet browser, is not required but will be extremely helpful and allow one to quickly navigate to the frequently used websites and resources.

We highly encourage you to have your own laptop (PC-Windows or Apple-MacOS) to connect to Wi-Fi and MCPHS resources while you are on campus. If you are planning to purchase a new laptop, please spend time using it so that you are comfortable before you come to campus and start the semester. Please make sure you have administrator rights on your laptop in order to install and update software if needed. (Business laptops do not always perform functions necessary to access MCPHS Wi-Fi or access online coursework.)

A web camera and microphone are required, and students should have access to a printer. We also recommend a cordless mouse if you are more familiar with using a mouse than the track pad on your laptop. You will find it very useful at orientation.

Now is the perfect time to get familiar with the computer or laptop that you will be using the most over the next two years.

Software Requirement

Microsoft Office is required and provided to you while you are a student at MCPHS University.

  • Log into https://www.office.com with your new MCPHS email and password.
  • Download the latest version of Microsoft Word and other Office Apps if you do not already have it installed (Excel, PowerPoint, Skype for Business)
  • In the top right corner (after login) there should be a link to download all Microsoft tools

Browser Requirement

Both Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox should be available on your computer.

Kathy Grams, PharmD, BCGP
Director, Post BS PharmD Pathway
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
kathy.grams@mcphs.edu

Suzanne Dinsmore, PharmD, BCGP
Associate Director, Post BS PharmD Pathway
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
suzanne.dinsmore@mcphs.edu

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