May 18, 2024  
College Catalog 2024 - 2025 
College Catalog 2024 - 2025

Registered Nursing Program: Day/Alternative Options, A.S.

This program includes 39 credits of nursing theory and clinical practice in health care facilities. Each nursing course requires clinical practice. Clinical practice requirements can vary from 90 to 157.5 hours per semester.  Students must earn a grade of 78 or higher in all NUR courses. Students who fail to meet either the clinical objective or the grade requirement of an NUR course fail that course. To ensure currency, credits for BIO-203, 204 and 205 earned more than ten years prior to enrollment in the nursing clinical sequence are not accepted. Note that there are many requirements that must be met for acceptance to the nursing programs. These requirements are spelled out in detail in the Associate in Science Degree: Nursing Program description.

The Associate Degree Registered Nursing Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326; telephone: 404-975-5000; fax: 404-975-5020; email:; URL:, and approved by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing, 239 Causeway Street, Suite 500, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02114; telephone: 617-973-0900; or 1-800-414- 0168; fax: 617-973-0984 URL:


* Milestone Courses should be taken in the order shown. This will help you stay on track and graduate on time.

Admission Requirements

Total Credits: 7

Admission Requirements Advising Note

  • Complete TEAS VI Exam with a score of 60 percent in each of the four sections (Reading, Math, Science and English). All courses for admissions requirements must be completed with a C or better.
  • Credits for Anatomy and Physiology/Lab that were earned more than ten (10) years prior to enrollment in the nursing program are not accepted.
  • As a prerequisite for a clinical placement this program requires that all students must undergo a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check and a Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) check. For more information regarding the College’s CORI/SORI check process, please contact the College CORI/SORI Officer at 617-228-2193 or visit
  • View the Nurse Education department page for more information -

Total Credits: 17

Semester 1 Advising Note

  • General Education Requirements Creative Work and Scientific Reasoning satisfied by program.

Total Credits: 17

Total Credits: 16

Semester 4

Total Credits: 12

Upon Completion of This Concentration Graduates Will Be Able To:

  • Evaluate nursing care provided to patients and families from diverse backgrounds in a variety of settings to ensure that it is compassionate, age and culturally appropriate and based on a patient’s preferences, values and needs.
  • Collaborate with members of the interprofessional health care team to manage and coordinate the provision of safe, quality care for patients and families.
  • Use current evidence from scientific, peer reviewed sources and clinical expertise when making clinical decisions in the provision of patient-centered care.
  • Use evidence-based quality improvement processes to effect change in the delivery of patient-centered care.
  • Analyze effective use of strategies to mitigate errors and reduce the risk of harm to patients, self and others in a variety of settings.
  • Use evidence-based information and patient care technology to communicate relevant patient information, manage care and mitigate error in the provision of safe, quality patient-centered care.
  • Integrate integrity and accountability into practices that uphold established regulatory, legal, and ethical principles while providing patient-centered, standard-based nursing care.
  • Use leadership, management and priority-setting skills in the provision and management of safe, quality patient-centered care.

Career Outlook

Graduates of this option qualify for employment in hospitals, long-term care facilities, HMOs, clinics, doctors’ offices, and other community health agencies.

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