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 in the fall. 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 nursing students

White coats and nametags will be ordered for each student by the Nursing department. Students are required to complete the White Coat Order form by November 17 for spring entry students. White coat sizes should be based on blazers or jackets that you wear over other clothing.

Any questions can be directed to the Worcester Nursing department at 508.373.5685.

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

Trippi’s will hold an optional scrubs fitting on the Worcester campus on November 13th for spring students from 11a.m. – 1p.m. The scrubs fitting will take place on the 5th floor in room 504 at MCPHS, 19 Norwich Street, Worcester MA 01608

For students who are unable to attend the scrub fitting please call or visit Trippi’s prior to November 17th in order to receive your scrubs prior to matriculation.

Trippi's Uniforms
268 Boston Turnpike East
Shrewsbury MA 01545

Scrubs ordering deadlines: November 17 for spring entry

Any questions can be directed to Nikki Grace at 508.373.5685 or nicole.grace@mcphs.edu.

Shoe Requirements

  • White or black
  • Non-canvas
  • Rubber-soled
  • Closed toe and heel
  • No logo should be visible

Students are not required to purchase special nursing shoes. Any questions can be directed to Professor Bonnie Laurent at bonnie.laurent@mcphs.edu.


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 current book list is applicable to students starting in the Spring 2018 semester. For students beginning the program in the fall the new book list will be available mid-July. Download the list of required core texts and materials used across the curriculum here.

Below are resources for purchasing books. 

MCPHS University Bookstore

The MCPHS University bookstore at the Boston campus is able to sell and rent textbooks to Worcester and Manchester students through their website www.masspharmacy.bkstr.com. They offer free shipping to students for course material orders.

Discount on books from Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

For books published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, you can order directly from Lippincott online and get 20% off plus free shipping. Go to https://shop.lww.com and use promotion code WZP11FSD upon checkout.

Discount on books from F.A. Davis

For books published by F.A. Davis, you can order directly from F.A. Davis online and get 20% off plus free shipping. Go to www.fadavis.com and use promotion code 7P2T9KWZ upon checkout.

Electronic Resources

Available free of charge through the MCPHS University electronic library.