Selective Program Application and Instructions

Nursing Program: Day/Alternative

The Associate in Science in the Registered Nursing program is “accredited with warning” by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.

The Associate in Science in the Registered Nursing degree program is "approved with warning" by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing. The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing approves pre-licensure programs in Nursing. Learn more about this status.

Applying to BHCC: Registered Nursing Program

Prerequisites for the Nursing Program:

  1. Attend one MANDATORY information session.
  2. Possess a high school diploma or GED certificate.
  3. Achieve a reading level of 10th grade or higher on the College Placement Test (CPT).
  4. Complete the following courses:
    • One year of high school chemistry with lab or one semester of college chemistry with lab with a grade of C or better.
    • MAT097 Fundamentals of Algebra or placement above MAT097.
    • BIO203 Anatomy and Physiology I/Lab with a grade of C or better. (credits for Anatomy and Physiology/Lab that were earned more than five (5) years prior to enrollment in the nursing program are not accepted).
    • ENG111 College Writing I with a grade of C or better.

After all prerequisites are completed:

  • Prospective students must apply through Admissions and Enrollment Services during enrollment periods. Approximate dates are Fall Program: September-December; Spring Program: May - August. Check with this office for exact dates.
  • Starting Monday, July 10, 2017, you can apply to the program through BHCC Admissions Self-Service by clicking here.
  • After applying, qualified applicants will be invited to take the Nursing admissions test: Test of Essential Academic Skills V (TEAS V).
  • Applicants must score at least 60 percent in reading, 60 percent in math and 60 percent in science on the to be considered for the nursing program.
  • Admission to the Nursing Program will be based on a ranking system that includes student performance on the TEAS as well as performance in other courses in the nursing curriculum.
  • Applicants are accepted into the Nursing Program after evaluation of the applicant’s record by the Nurse Education Admissions Committee. Applicants who are not selected for admission to the Nursing Program must meet with a member of the advising staff before reactivating their application.
  • TEAS scores must be submitted prior to close of application.

General Applicants

  • BHCC completed with documentation of high school diploma or GED certificate.
  • In- State Tuition Eligibility Form with one (1) form of citizenship documentation and two (2) forms of Massachusetts residency documentation
  • Attach a copy of MANDATORY information session confirmation
  • Achieve a reading level of 10th grade or higher on the College Placement Test or a numerical score of 98 or above on the LOEP reading test for ESL students
  • Complete the following courses with a grade C or better:
  • One year of high school chemistry with lab or one semester of college chemistry with lab with a grade of C or better
    • MAT 097 Fundamentals of Algebra or placement above MAT 097
    • BIO 203 Anatomy and Physiology I /Lab with a grade of C or better. (credits for Anatomy and Physiology/Lab that were earned more than five (5) years prior to enrollment in the nursing program are not accepted)
    • ENG 111 College Writing I

Transfer Students

In addition to the requirements for general applicants, transfer students can submit official transcripts for review:

  • Official Transcripts of all College Course work.

After Applying

  • Qualified applicants will be invited to take the Nursing Admissions Test: Test of Essential Academic Skills V (TEAS V).
  • Applicants must score at least 60 percent on reading, 60 percent in math, and 60 percent in science on the TEAS V to be considered for the Nursing Program.
  • TEAS scores must be submitted prior to close of application.

**Admissions to the Nursing Program will be based on a ranking system that included student performance on the TEAS V as well as performance in other courses in the nursing curriculum.**

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