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.
BCC's Associate degree in Nursing (ADN) program ranks #6 in the Best Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) Programs in Massachusetts for 2021!
Use the links below to find out more about the Nursing education options BCC offers.
Basic Life Support CPR for Healthcare Providers at Berkshire Community College
||Class Start Time
||Dec. 6, 2022
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||Dec. 20, 2022
New BLS Certification: $85, BLS Renewal Certification: $45**
**To be eligible for BLS Renewal class rate, you must prove you have already taken BLS
by emailing/texting a copy of your BLS card with a 2022 expiration date to Sharon
— absolutely no exceptions.
All students must pass a written test and hands on skill testing to receive their
American Heart Association card.
Email Sharon Leary at email@example.com to inquire about class registration. You may call Sharon at 413-441-9093 if you have questions.
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,
skills, laboratory and clinical courses. Graduates are eligible to take the licensing
examination to become registered nurses (RNs).
Nursing and Health Care Programs