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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.

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 February 1st and the deadline for spring application will be September 1st.

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

Application Deadlines

Term Application Deadline
Fall 2020 June 1, 2020
Spring 2021 September 15, 2020
Fall 2021 June 1, 2021
Spring 2022 September 1, 2021
Fall 2022 February 1, 2022
Spring 2023 September 1, 2022
Want to Find a Time to Talk?

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: 2020 – 81%

    • Program Completion Rate at 150% of Usual Time:
      • Traditional Students: 2017-2020 Cohort – 64.4% (MABORN);
      • Traditional Students 2017-2020 Cohort – 62% (ACEN)
      • Bridge Students (LPN to ADN): 2019-2020 Cohort – 71.4% (ACEN)
  • Nursing Information Sessions

    In order to gain admittance into the College's nursing programs, applicants must attend one nursing information session. Please head to 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 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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