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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 soon. 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 BSN students.

White coats and nametags will be ordered for each student by the Nursing department. Please check back in the summer to access the white coat ordering form.

Sizes should be based on blazers or jackets that you wear over other clothing.

Questions may be directed to the Worcester Nursing department at 508.373.5685.

During your tenure at MCPHS University School of Nursing, you will be required to wear scrubs during both your lab section and your time in the clinical setting. You will visit our campus to select your appropriate size and choose from additional items that Trippi’s Uniforms have to offer.

Fall Entry Optional Open House Scrubs Fitting

When: TBA
Where: 25 Foster St, Worcester, MA
Room: 9th Floor, Fuller Conference Room

Please advise security you are attending the Nursing scrub fitting upon your arrival. Students should plan to allow time for changing and ordering. If you are unable to attend the Scrub fitting, please order your scrubs online. If you need advice on sizing, please call the store directly. The School of Nursing is not affiliated with Trippi’s Uniforms.

Trippi’s Uniforms
268 Boston Turnpike
East Shrewsbury, MA 01545


A stethoscope with a diaphragm and bell is required. Stethoscopes may be purchased from Trippi’s or another vendor.


Penlights can be purchased 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 Trippi’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. This can be purchased from Trippi’s or from another vendor.

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 book list for Fall 2019 students will be made available this summer.