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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

Students admitted to any MCPHS online nursing program are required to attend an on-campus orientation prior to the start of their coursework.

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  • Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies, Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
  • RN to MSN Bridge Program, Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN/FNP)
  • Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN/FNP)
  • Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)
  • Master of Science in Nursing, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (MSN/PMHNP)
  • RN to BSN (BSN)

Date: Thursday, December 5
Time: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: 25 Foster Street, Worcester, MA 02115

Parking will be available in the public garage located at 100 Front Street, Worcester, MA 02115.

Register

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.

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

The Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 online graduate nursing booklist is now available.

Postbaccalaureate PharmD

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

Master of Public Health (MPH)

A mandatory Virtual Orientation will be held through your Student Blackboard Account.

  • Once you have received your MCPHS credentials, please reach out to Dr. Carly Levy at carly.levy@mcphs.edu in order to register for the Virtual Orientation.
  • Following registration for the Virtual Orientation, you will also schedule and participate in a mandatory one-on-one video session.

You can access your Blackboard account here.

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.

Carly Levy, DHS, MPH, CPH
Assistant Professor of Public Health; Director, MPH Program
Email: carly.levy@mcphs.edu
Phone: 617.735.1014

Lindsay Tallon, PhD, MSPH, CPH
Assistant Professor of Public Health; Assistant Director, MPH Program
Email: lindsay.tallon@state.ma.us
Phone: 617.732.2146

School of Healthcare Business Programs

Students in the School of Healthcare Business's online programs (listed below) can now register for a Virtual Orientation.

  • Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management (MBA)
  • Master of Science in Clinical Management
  • Graduate Certificate in Clinical Management
  • Master of Health Sciences (MHS)
  • Doctor of Health Sciences (DHS)
  • Doctor of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (DScPAS)

This self-paced Virtual Orientation is available to new students within the School of Healthcare Business Organization in Blackboard. Although Orientation is optional, it is strongly encouraged for first-time fully online students. A Welcome Letter from your program coordinator with information about locating the Orientation will be sent to you after matriculation.

You can access your Blackboard account here.

We look forward to meeting you!

Questions about your program's Orientation? Call us at 508.373.5657, or email us at admissions.online@mcphs.edu.

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