Bunker Hill Community College
250 New Rutherford Avenue
Charleston, Massachusetts 02129
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Nursing Programs OfferedADN Programs
ADN Program Details
This program prepares students to become nurses at the associate’s degree level and prepares students to become eligible to take the NCLEX-RN (National Council Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses). The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (N.L.N.A.C.) 61 Broadway, NY, NY, 10006, 1-800-669-1656 accredits the Nursing program and the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing approves it. In order to provide a sound theoretical base for the practice of nursing, the curriculum offers general education courses concurrently with nursing courses. Students begin clinical learning experiences in the first semester and the clinicals continue throughout the program. The program curriculum begins with the fall and spring semesters. Due to the nature of clinical placements, students in any nursing program option may complete their clinical experience in day, evening or weekend hours. Students are responsible for their own transportation to clinical sites.
Students must earn a numerical grade of 75 or higher in all nursing courses and a grade of C or higher in all science courses. Either failure to meet clinical objectives or failure to obtain a numerical course grade of 75 or better constitutes failure in that course. Students may apply for readmission to the program one time.
All nursing students are required to: undergo a physical examination; complete the necessary immunization forms, including, but not limited to the three (3) dose Hepatitis B immunization series; proof of immunity against measles, mumps, rubella and chicken pox; current proof of freedom from tuberculosis and any other immunization(s) that clinical sites require. Students must complete all health requirements prior to entering any clinical experience. Students who do not complete health requirements will not be allowed to enter the clinical component and may jeopardize their standing in the nursing program. All nursing students must have current American Heart Association CPR certification for the Healthcare Provider, carry malpractice and health insurance; and undergo a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check. In accordance with the Criminal Records Information Act: Mass. General Laws, Chapter 6 § 172-178 and regulations pursuant to these statutes, CORI checks are required prior to participation in the clinical component of nursing courses. Admission to the nursing program does not guarantee clinical placement. The outcome of the CORI check may impact the student’s ability to participate in the clinical experience. Individuals with previous court convictions also must meet eligibility requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing for licensure.
Answering yes to any of the following questions may impact upon a person’s ability to meet good moral character requirements specified by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing, be eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN examination, and ultimately to practice as a registered nurse in Massachusetts:
1. Has any disciplinary action ever been taken against you by a professional and/or trade licensing/certification board located in the United States or any country/foreign jurisdiction, including removal from a long-term care nursing aide registry program?
2. Are you the subject of pending disciplinary action by a professional and/or trade licensing/certification board located in the United States or any foreign country/foreign jurisdiction?
3. Have you ever applied for, and been denied, a professional and/or trade license/certification in the United States or any other country/foreign jurisdiction?
4. Have you ever surrendered or resigned a professional and/or trade license/certificate in the United States or any other country/foreign jurisdiction?
5. Have you ever been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor in the United States or any other country/foreign jurisdiction?