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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 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 BSN students.

White coats and nametags will be ordered for each student by the Nursing department. Please fill out the White Coat Order Form. 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.

Fall Entry Optional Open House Scrubs Fitting
When: July 10, 2018, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Where: 25 Foster Street 9th Floor, Fuller Conference Room
RSVP: Please RSVP to Nicole Grace at nicole.grace@mcphs.edu

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

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

Scrubs ordering deadlines: July 18 for fall entry students and November 17 for spring entry students.

Any questions can be directed to Nicole 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.

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.

Fall 2018, N1 Cohort: Class of December 2019

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


Required Texts for All Courses

  • American Psychological Association. (2009). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. ISBN-10: 1-4338-0561-8; javascript:popISBN('http://books.apa.org/isbn/isbn13.html')ISBN-13: 978-1-4338-0561-5.
  • Hargove-Huttel, R. & Colgrove, K. (2014). Pharmacology success: A course review applying Critical thinking to test taking. (2nd ed.) Philadelphia, PA: F.A. Davis Company. ISBN-13: 978-0-8036-3905-8.
  • HESI: Comprehensive review for the NCLEX-RN® examination (5th ed.). (2017). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier. ISBN: 978-0-323-39462-8.* *Must purchase this as a new text.
  • Nettina, S.M., et. al. (2013). Lippincott manual of nursing practice (10th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. ISBN-13: 978-1-4511-7354-3. E-version available free in MCPHS Library.
  • NCSBN (2016). NCLEX-RN® Examination: Test Plan for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (effective April, 2016). Download a free copy

NUR 206 Nursing: History, Knowledge & Narrative

Required Texts:

  • Scott, B. A. (2009). Thinking as a nurse. New York: iUniverse, Inc. ISBN: 978-1-4401-6333-3.
  • Masters, K. (2017). Role Development in Professional Nursing Practice (4th ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning. ISBN: 978-1-284-07832-9.

NUR 208 Nursing: Essential Concepts of Nursing

Required Texts:

  • Berman, A., Snyder, S. J., Kozier, B. & Erb, G. (2016). Kozier & Erb’s Fundamentals of nursing (10th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall. ISBN: 978-0-13-397436-2.
  • Albom, M. (2002). Tuesdays with Morrie. Broadway Books. ISBN-10:076790592X.
  • Doenges, M.E., Moorehouse, M.F. & Murr, A.C. (2017). Nurse’s pocket guide: Diagnoses, prioritized interventions and rationales (14thed.). Philadelphia, PA: F.A. Davis Company. ISBN: 978-0-8036-4475-5.
  • **Nettina, S.M., et. al. (2013). Lippincott manual of nursing practice (10th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. ISBN-13: 978-1-4511-7354-3. E-version available free in MCPHS Library.
  • Nugent, P. & Vitale, B. (2017). Fundamentals success: A Q&A review applying critical thinking to test taking (4th ed.). F.A. Davis Company. ISBN: 978-0-8036-4414-4.

Recommended Texts:

  • Berman, A., Snyder, S. (2016). Student workbook and resource guide for Kozier & Erb’s Fundamentals of nursing (10th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall. ISBN: 978-0-13-400115-9.
  • Electronic Resource available through the MCPHS University Library. Available free of charge via the MCPHS library Electronic resources tab.

NUR 216/216L: Nursing Skills & Technologies

Required Texts:

  • Berman, A., Snyder, S. J., Kozier, B. & Erb, G. (2016). Kozier & Erb’s Fundamentals of nursing (10th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall. ISBN: 978-0-13-397436-2.
  • Berman, A., & Snyder, S. (2016). Skills in Clinical Nursing (8th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Pearson. ISBN: 978-0-13-399743-9.
  • Leonard, P. (2016). Quick & easy medical terminology (8thed.). St. Louis, MO: Saunders/Elsevier. ISBN: 978-0323359207.
  • **Nettina, S.M., et. al. (2013). Lippincott manual of nursing practice (10th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. ISBN-13: 978-1-4511-7354-3. E-version available free in MCPHS Library.
  • Nugent, P.M. & Vitale, B.A. (2017). Fundamentals success: A course review applying critical thinking to test taking (4th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: F.A. Davis Company. ISBN-978-0-8036-4414-4.
  • Pickar, G. (2013). Dosage calculations (9th ed.). New York, NY: Thomson Delmar Learning. ISBN-978-1439058473.

Recommended Texts:

  • Berman, A., Snyder, S. (2016). Student workbook and resource guide for Kozier & Erb’s Fundamentals of nursing (10th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall. ISBN: 978-0-13-400115-9.

NUR 226: Pathophysiologic & Pharmacologic Approaches to Nursing Practice

Required Texts:

  • Adams, M., Holland, L., & Urban, C. (2017). Pharmacology for Nurses: A Pathophysiologic Approach (5th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall. ISBN: 978-0-13-425516-3.
  • Hargrove-Huttle, R.& Colgrove, K. (2014). Pharmacology success: A Q & A review applying critical thinking to test taking. (2nd ed.). Philadelphia, PA: F.A. Davis. ISBN-13:978-0-8036-3905-8.
  • Vallerand, A. P., Sanoski, C.A. & Deglin, J. H. (2019). Davis’s Drug Guide for Nurses (16th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: F.A. Davis Company. ISBN: 978-0-8036-6945-1.
  • Hubert, R.J. & VanMeter, K.C. (2018). Gould’s pathophysiology for the health professions (6th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Saunders/Elsevier. ISBN: 978-0-323-41442-5.

Recommended Texts:

  • Adams, M., Holland, L., & Urban, C. (2017). Student workbook and resource guide for Pharmacology for Nurses: A Pathophysiologic Approach (5th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Next steps for incoming MSN students.

White coats and nametags will be ordered for each student by the Nursing department. Please fill out the White Coat Order form by March 21, 2018. Sizes should be based on blazers or jackets that you wear over other clothing.

Any questions can be directed to Mary Ellen Rivet at maryellen.rivet@mcphs.edu.

The book list for your program will be provided at orientation.