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Nursing ADN Program

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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.

Berkshire Community College is excited to offer a Spring 2021 ADN cohort with seats for 25 potential nursing students. The deadline to complete the ADN program matriculation form for admittance is September 15, 2020. 

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).

Questions or concerns? We want to hear from you!

Eleanore Velez
Admissions Counselor

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Phone: 413–236–1636

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The BCC ADN program is now recognized as one of the top ten nursing programs in the Commonwealth, according to Nursing Schools Almanac’s 2020 rankings of the best nursing programs in Massachusetts.

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Schedule a 30 minute appointment with with Eleanore Velez, Coordinator of BCC's Multicultural Center, to learn more about our Nursing programs.  Schedule an Appointment

  • Program Outcomes
    • NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 2019 – 95%

    • Program Completion Rate at 150% of Usual Time:

      • Traditional Students: 2016 Cohort – 63.9% (MABORN); 58% (ACEN)

      • Bridge Students (LPN to ADN): 2018 Cohort – 88%

    • Job Placement Rate: 2018 grads – 94%

  • 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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