Nursing Frequently Asked Questions
I’m a prospective nursing student and I have questions about applying to the nursing program, who should I contact?
Prospective students should go to bhcc.edu/admissions and contact an admissions counselor.
I want to apply to the nursing program but I’m also an international student and require an F1 Visa to study in the United States, how can I apply to Bunker Hill Community College?
If you require an F1 Visa to study in the United States, you must apply to the College through the International Center. Please visit our International Center at bhcc.edu/internationalcenter/.
I am a registered nurse in another country and I had some questions about becoming a nurse in Massachusetts, who should I contact?
Please contact our Boston Welcome Back Center.
What are the requirements to apply to the Associate Degree Nursing Program at Bunker Hill Community?
Nursing admission requirements:
- Attend one MANDATORY Nursing information session within one year of applying to the nursing program.
- Possess a high school diploma or GED/HISET certificate.
- 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 ten (10) years prior to enrollment in the nursing program are not accepted).
- ENG111 College Writing I with a grade of C or better
For details regarding the TEAS test, please read the current Nursing Criteria Checklist.
The day and alternative nursing options are the same programs, except that in the alternative nursing option, lecture is 50% face to face and 50% online, requiring some independent learning. Each option has didactic (lecture), lab, and clinical hours.
I have some questions about transferring prerequisite nursing course credits from a previous accredited institution to Bunker Hill Community College. Who should I contact ?
Prospective nursing students that have questions about transferring credits from a previously accredited institution into Bunker Hill Community College should contact our Transfer Service Department at bhcc.edu/transfer or email email@example.com.
I have completed all of the required prerequisite nursing courses needed to apply to the nursing program at Bunker Hill Community College and I want to know who can I contact to look over my transcripts and nursing application?
Prospective students should go to bhcc.edu/admissions and contact an admissions counselor or come in and meet with an admission counselor so that they can over your nursing application.
Will my science courses such as BIO 203 Anatomy and Physiology I/Lab, BIO 204 Anatomy / Physiology II/Lab and; BIO 205 Microbiology be accepted if they are over 10 years prior to entering the Register Nursing Program at Bunker Hill Community College?
No, applicants must have successfully completed these science courses within 10 years of entering the Registered Nursing Program.
All prerequisite nursing courses must be completed before you apply to the nursing program.
Applicants are not required to take the TEAS test at BHCC; you may register for any location. The test is designated as TEAS Nursing.
You can register for the TEAS on the following website https://www.atitesting.com/. You will need to create an account to register and complete the exam.
Yes, Workforce & Economic Development offers TEAS prep courses.
How many TEAS Version 7 results will the Bunker Hill Community College’s Admission Department review for the TEAS Version 7 test?
Please check our current Nursing Criteria Checklist for additional information on how many TEAS VI results our admission department will review.
Applicants can purchase an ATI Prep book at a local bookstore or you can purchase a TEAS review book at the BHCC Bookstore. Applicants can also review online TEAS resources at www.atitesting.com.
For further questions about the Nurse Education Program please email the Nursing Administrative Assistant Hunter Gosselin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-228-2155.