Students interested in any BCC nursing program should be aware of the following:
Most Nursing and Health Care programs at BCC have specific entrance requirements listed in the Programs of Study. These programs include the Practical Nurse and Massage Therapy and Bodywork certificate programs; and the associate degree programs in Health Science (except Physical Fitness), Nursing, Physical Therapist Assistant, and Respiratory Care.
Admission to these programs is restricted to applicants who meet the requirements, and also depends on available space in the program. Students applying to these programs use the same BCC Application for admission form as other students plus, a matriculation form specific to each individual program. In addition, the Respiratory Care and Physical Therapist Assistant programs are offered on a cyclical basis depending on the needs of the community.
For the Associate Degree in Nursing program, applications and Matriculation forms must be received by the Admissions Office by March 1st to be considered for the fall semester. This program has a selective admissions process. Decisions are mailed to students April 15th.
All students in Nursing and Health Care programs (except Physical Fitness) must comply with state legislation (Chap. 76, Sec. 15C, General Laws of Mass.) as well as provide proof of inoculation to contracted agencies that serve as clinical sites. Students should refer to the matriculation form for their program, which will outline immunization requirements and deadlines. Students must provide proof of a physical examination, proof of Tdap, MMR, Hepatitis B and chicken pox or laboratory testing for immunity by the deadline established by their program. To allow for clinical experience, proof of immunization will be shared with the Dean of Nursing, Health and Social Sciences; director of nursing; department chair; and contracted agencies.