BCC to admit 25 nursing students into new
Berkshire Community College (BCC) is offering a new cohort into its Associate degree in nursing (ADN) program starting this spring, 2021. The College is offering a variety of virtual information sessions for interested students on July 8 at 9:00 a.m., July 13 at 4:00 p.m., and July 15 at 12:30 p.m.
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.
BCC 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 14, 2020. The fall 2020 cohort of 56 nursing students has already been filled.
During a recent webinar called On the Road with the Community Colleges: Driving the Economic Recovery, hosted by the Massachusetts Association of Community Colleges, Steve Walsh, President and CEO of the Massachusetts Health and Hospital Association, said:
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[COVID-19] has really pointed out our need to strengthen relationships, primarily with community colleges. They are engaged in different types of remote and commuter learning – things that we would be able to continue, even in a resurgence of COVID down the road. We’re going to need 15,000 RNs that are needed by the end of 2023. Those are primary areas where we should partner with community colleges on how to get talented students from our communities into our community hospitals, our academic medical centers and community health centers to take care of patients.”
The 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). The BCC program had approved for accreditation with warning status last year, and after making improvements to the program – it 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.
“We are so excited to add an additional cohort of 25 students this year and plan to accept a full cohort every spring in the years to come. We know that our nursing students will receive an affordable and accessible education to become the safe, compassionate and culturally proficient nurses that our community deserves.”