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 Apply to the BHS Talent Pipeline Program

Berkshire Health Systems (BHS) is offering BCC ADN program applicants a Talent Pipeline Program.

BHS is offering 30 students, who are eligible for admission into the ADN program, free tuition and fees as well as a 40 hour benefitted position as a CNA in which they only have to work 16 hours/week during the ADN program (while receiving 40 hours of pay weekly).  

Have questions about this process? All inquiries should go to Courtney Shepard, BHS Human Resource Department.

Students will be expected to work full time during breaks and during the summer. In return, students will be required to work at BHS in one of their facilities as an RN for three years after graduation.

BHS will be leading this program and determining acceptance to this program. 

Apply for the BHS Talent Pipeline Program

Please send completed applications to:
Courtney Shepard
BHS Human Resource Department
742 North St.
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Or email to:
cshepard@BHS1.org 
Tel: (413)-447-2738

Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN)

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. In Berkshire County, nurses are in high demand.

This program is approved by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN, formerly NLNAC).

Beginning in 2022 – the deadline for Fall application for the ADN program will be April 1st and the deadline for spring application will be September 1st.

Questions or concerns? We want to hear from you!

Sean Reagan
Academic Counselor: Allied Health
Email: nursing@berkshirecc.edu

Schedule an appointment

ADN College Catalog page

BCC's Associate degree in Nursing (ADN) program ranks #6 in the Best Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN) Programs in Massachusetts for 2021!

Basic Life Support CPR for Healthcare Providers at Berkshire Community College

Day

Date

Class Start Time

Tuesday

December 6, 2022

5:00 PM

Tuesday

December 13, 2022

5:00 PM

Tuesday

December 20, 2022

5:00 PM

All Classes held in H-109

New BLS Certification: $85.00, BLS Renewal Certification: $45.00**

**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 sharon.m.leary@gmail.com to inquire about class registration. You may call Sharon at 413-441-9093 if you have questions.

Application Deadlines

Term Application Deadline
Fall 2023 February 1, 2023
Spring 2024 September 1, 2023
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Schedule a 30 minute appointment with with Sean Reagan, Academic Counselor: Allied Health , to learn more about our Nursing programs.  Schedule an Appointment

  • Program Outcomes

    NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 2021 – 59% for first time test takers
    Program Completion Rate at 150% of Usual Time:

    • Traditional Students 2018-2021 Cohort – 84% (MABORN);
    • Traditional Students 2018-2021 Cohort – 84% (ACEN)
    • Bridge Students (LPN to ADN): 2019-2021 Cohort – 86% (ACEN)

    Note: as of 2/15/22 pass rate for the graduating class of 2021 with retakes of NCLEX = 81.6%

  • Nursing Information Sessions

    In order to gain admittance into the College's nursing programs, applicants must attend one nursing information session. Please head to www.berkshirecc.edu/nursinginfo to sign up for an ADN information session.

Nursing ADN Program“I...loved living in the Berkshires and wanted to make a good decision on choosing a next career in terms of availability of jobs, cost of living and being satisfied in my next role. That’s why I chose the nursing program at BCC.” 
Once she was accepted into the program, Cristina recalls that study groups with peers were essential: “It was a small group of people and you really were able to gain those peer relationships fast. When I did require extra help, I would go to a teacher and they were always available. The resources are there, you just have to utilize them to be successful. Everybody wants you to be successful, you just have to ask for help.”

Cristina Lenfest ’12
Associate Degree Nursing,
School Nurse at Richmond Consolidated School
 
  • Intention to Practice Outside of Massachusetts

    Graduates from Berkshire Community College's Associate Degree Nursing or Practical Nursing programs are qualified to work in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts upon the successful completion of program and the attainment of the appropriate licensure.

    Not all states have the same state-level requirements for licensure. If you intend to practice outside of Massachusetts and obtain a license in another state you are encouraged to review the NCSBN website https://www.ncsbn.org/14730.htm for eligibility.  As an applicant to the BCC Nursing Programs, you are encouraged to discuss your ability for licensure and work in another state other than Massachusetts with the Dean of Nursing. 

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