Greenfield Community College
One College Drive
Leeds, Massachusetts 01301
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Nursing Programs OfferedADN Programs
ADN Program Details
Greenfield Community College offers a state-approved Associate Degree Registered Nursing program. Established in 1963 as the first Community College Associate Degree Nursing Program in Massachusetts, the Program is approved by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing and is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, 61 Broadway, New York, NY (212) 363-5555 (ext. 153). Greenfield Community College is part of the Massachusetts Community College System and enjoys a strong statewide and regional reputation. The program is located in GCC's Downtown Center at 270 Main Street, Greenfield.
Graduates of this program earn an Associate in Science (AS) Degree and are eligible to take the licensing exam to become registered nurses (RNs). Responsibilities of the RN include: full responsibility for the quality of nursing care provided to individuals and groups; health maintenance, teaching, counseling, collaborative planning and restoration of optimal functioning and comfort; and appropriate delegation of selected nursing activities to other RNs and/or health care personnel, including practical nurses and nursing assistants in a variety of health care settings. Primary employers include hospitals, long-term-care facilities, and community health agencies.
Applicants need to know that individuals with a record of conviction by a Court of Law will be required to provide a complete explanation to the Board of Registration in Nursing in order to be permitted to take the licensing examination (NCLEX) after graduation. GCC requires that students meet the requirements of a CORI (Criminal Offenders Record Information) check before entry and every six months. Students who fail to meet the CORI requirements will not be able to begin or continue in the program.
Acceptance into the Associate Degree Program at Greenfield Community College is competitive. Applications for admission are accepted between early September and early February of each academic year.
LPN Program Details
In ten-month’s time, our program can prepare you for a respected career as a practical nurse, who provides direct and competent bedside care for adults and children in nursing homes, doctor’s offices and the community.
Students in this program are required to take a rigorous combination of liberal arts and clinical nursing courses over 40 weeks between September and the end of June. The program prepares students for, but does not guarantee successful passing of, the LPN licensure examination. In addition, a direct articulation exists (on a space-available basis) with GCC's Associate Degree Nursing Program for students who wish to continue their education in an RN program.