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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 fill out the white coat order form no later than November 30 at this link. 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. Please visit our campus on Tuesday, November 13 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: Tuesday, November 13 | 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
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 arrive no later than 11:30 am if attending the scrubs fitting to allow time for changing and ordering.

If you are unable to attend the Scrub fitting, please use the link provided and 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. The order form is located here.

Trippi’s Uniforms
268 Boston Turnpike
East Shrewsbury, MA 01545
508.755.4721
www.trippisuniforms.com

Stethoscope

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

Penlight

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.

Beginning in spring 2019, the Accelerated Postbaccalaureate Nursing program will be using 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

Required Texts

Download the book list for Spring 2019 students.

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. 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 their website 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 their website and use promotion code 7P2T9KWZ upon checkout.

Electronic Resources

Available free of charge through the MCPHS University electronic library.

Required Core Texts and Materials Used Across the Curriculum

Many of the texts and/or materials are used in the foundational courses as well as across the curriculum