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Welcome to the New England School of Acupuncture

Congratulations on your decision to attend the New England School of Acupuncture (NESA) at MCPHS!

We’re excited that you’ll be joining us soon. There are some important steps to prepare for your time at NESA, 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. The Fall 2021 white coat order form will be available in the summer.

Students are required to purchase their own scrubs for use in the Acupuncture program. Scrubs are required attire for assistantship sites and practical hands-on courses. Students can choose any brand, but the scrubs color must be Hunter Green.

Students commonly order from this website.

The MCPHS University bookstore on the Boston campus is able to sell and rent textbooks to students. Shipping is free to students ordering course material. The Fall 2021 book list will be available in the summer.

The Acupuncture programs will begin using Respondus Lockdown Browser & Respondus Monitor for online testing. All students are required to bring a laptop or iPad meeting the minimum specifications below.

Operating Systems

  • Windows: 10, 8, 7
  • Mac: OS X 10.10 or higher
  • iOS: 10.0+ (iPad only). Must have a compatible LMS integration.

Memory

  • Windows: 2 GB RAM
  • Mac: 512 MB RAM

Browser Requirements

Mac Users: Google Chrome preferred. The Safari browser must be configured to the minimum requirements for the Learning Management System being used (it does NOT have to be the default browser for the computer).

Find more information about technical requirements for Respondus Lockdown Browser & Respondus Monitor

The American Heart Association BLS/CPR training for Healthcare Providers is required of all students.

You must submit a copy of your certification within the first two weeks of school. Information on how will be provided at the beginning of your semester.

You may select to complete your training either through in-person or blended (combination of in-person and online) instruction. Visit the Red Cross BLS for Healthcare Providers for more information.