At its July 11, 2018 meeting, the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (Board) conducted a review of BCC’s ADN Program and determined an Approval with Warning Status. The decision was rendered because the Board believes that BCC did not satisfactorily comply with some of the standards that focuses on program outcomes. Below, you can read all of the documentation from the Board that more fully outlines the rationale for this temporary decision.
BCC and its nursing program are taking immediate action and working with our accreditation partners to remedy all identified unmet regulatory recommendations.
Every accreditation process provides us with an opportunity to evaluate our policies and practices and to find ways to deliver a stronger and more impactful program for our students and our community.
- Letter from President Ellen Kennedy to all BCC ADN Students, Applicants, and Recent Graduates
- Letter from the Executive Director of the MA Board of Registraton in Nursing for Department of Public Health
- Board of Registration in Nursing Report Prepared in Compliance with 244 CMR 6.08 (1)(b)
- FAQs & Timeline
Nursing combines science and the art of working with people. Nurses are integrally involved in the lives of their clients, helping them to maximize their health and cope with illness. Nurses perform multiple roles in the care of their clients. Not only do they provide hands-on care, they also act as educators, counselors, coordinators and conciliators. Using scientific knowledge and technical skills, nurses continually assess the physical, emotional and social status of their clients. Nurses work with clients and their families to devise plans of care for each situation. As they continually monitor client progress, they make important decisions about appropriate methods to deal with problems.
Nursing offers diversity in roles and settings, a wide range of career paths, employment opportunities and competitive salaries. People are attracted to nursing by the focus on caring, flexibility of working schedules and challenges to excel within the profession. RNs are employed in hospitals, nursing homes, home care, clinics, health centers, physicians’ offices and the military. BCC’s nursing program is a sequence of lecture, laboratory and clinical courses. Graduates are eligible to take the licensing examination to become registered nurses (RNs).
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Christine Martin, RN, MSN
Interim Director of Nursing
Accredited by: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), formerly the National League For Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). Continuing Accreditation for Good Cause
Approved by: The Massachusetts Board Of Registration In Nursing: Approval with Warning