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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 name tags will be ordered for each student by the Nursing department. Please fill out the online White Coat Order Form designating your white coat size and nametag information here.

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

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

Trippi's will be holding an optional Scrubs Fitting Day on the Worcester campus. You will have the opportunity to try on samples of scrubs to get the right fit.

Date: Wednesday, November 13
Time: 11:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Location: MCPHS–Worcester, 25 Foster Street, Third Floor, Room BLLC 301

Please advise security you are attending the Nursing scrub fitting upon your arrival.

If you are unable to attend the Scrub fitting, please order your scrubs online. If you need advice on sizing, please call Trippi's 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 students matriculating in Spring 2020 will be available in late fall.