| Based on the mutual concerns for the needs of
the Licensed Practical Nurse who is pursuing
an Associate Degree in Nursing leading to
a Registered Nurse, and in an
effort to provide a mobility program that builds
on past learning experiences and eliminates
unnecessary duplication of instruction, the Advanced
Placement option for Licensed Practical
Nurses has been developed. The Nursing
program is accredited by the
League for Nursing Accrediting Commission,
3343 Peach Tree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326 (404) 975-5000. Legal authority is granted and
oversight provided by the Massachusetts Board
of Registration in Nursing, 239 Causeway St.,
Boston, MA 02114, 617-727-9961.
(Fundamentals of Nursing)
|NURSING II (Maternity)
|NURSING III (Intro. to Med-Surg Nursing)
FOR ADVANCED PLACEMENT OPTION
All LPN applicants are placed on a Waiting List upon
receipt of an application in the Admissions Office and
admitted based upon the date the application is
received and all criteria are met. While on the waiting
list, students should complete the following:
ALL ADVANCED PLACEMENT
1. File an application through the Admissions Office
and submit all required documents including an
official copy of the high school transcript or GED
Certificate, an official transcript from the school of
practical nursing, and all official transcript(s)
from any college(s) previously attended.
2. Complete all FIRST YEAR NON-NURSING
COURSE REQUIREMENTS (as appropriate)
(See program requirements.)
will be given to applicants completing
prerequisites with a B or better.
3. Hold current licensure as an LPN in Massachusetts
and submit copy of current licensure card to
4. Submit a satisfactory letter of recommendation from
the employer of the clinical nursing practice setting.
5. Applicants who did not graduate from a U.S. high
school and/or have English as a Second Language
must submit a score of score 550 or above on the
paper based TOEFL, 213 or above on the computerized
TOEFL, or 79-80 or above on the Internet based TOEFL.
6. A maximum of 35 credits including first year nursing
credits may be credited to you. Since sixteen nursing
credits may be granted, this leaves only fourteen
credits to be accepted from other colleges. To avoid
this problem, it is suggested that you take your nonnursing
courses at Massasoit.**
**Any biological science course (including Biological
Principles, Anatomy and Physiology I & II, and
Microbiology) taken more than 7 years prior to the
date of enrollment, will not satisfy degree requirements
and may need to be repeated.
Please Note: Beginning Fall 2007, Excelsior College
Testing is no longer required.
All LPNs MUST take a "Bridge Course" given during the
summer. This course cannot be taken more than two (2)
years prior to admission into the Nursing Program. The
Nursing Department will notify eligible students.
Applicants for the Advanced Placement Option must meet
all College Admission requirements as outlined. All first
year non-nursing course requirements must be
completed. Microbiology and Human Growth and
Development must be taken prior to or concurrently
with the Nursing IV course in the first semester of
the second year.
When all requirements as outlined have been met, the
College will award a maximum of sixteen (16) credits in
Nursing. The applicant will be admitted into the Associate
Degree Nursing Program, after successful completion of
the "Bridge Course" given in the summer. The course will
be graded with a pass/fail grade.
Admission is contingent upon submission of documentation
indicating that health requirements
have been met, as required by all nursing students.
Upon acceptance into the program, students must
complete the following:
1. Physical exam with physician's statement that applicant
is able to participate fully in learning experiences
required in the program.
2. Tuberculosis screening - negative, (mantoux or Chest
X-Ray) required within the year.
a. Tetanus, Diptheria (Td) booster within 5 years.
b. Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR). Must have evidence
of two (2) doses of live measles vaccine or titre drawn
with documentation of results.
c. Hepatitis B Vaccine Series is required
d. Chicken Pox Screening.
4. C.O.R.I. (Criminal Offender Record Information) checks will be done on all those admitted. Unsatisfactory
C.O.R.I. status will prohibit participation in clinical experience.
Therefore, program requirements cannot be
Note: If you have ever been convicted by a court of law,
your record will be subject to review by the Commonwealth
of Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing
upon application for the Registered Nurse Licensure
The National League of Nursing now requires that all
students admitted into the Nursing Program must submit
verification of completing the CPR Certification Course
(Course C) prior to beginning clinical in the Fall of each
|English Composition I *
|English Composition II
|General Psychology [ ]
|Liberal Arts Elective
|Anatomy & Physiology I **** [ ]
|Anatomy & Physiology II [ ]
|Nursing I #
|Nursing II #
||Nursing III #
|Microbiology *** [ ]
|Principles of Sociology
|Human Growth and Development + [ ]
|Nursing Seminar #
|Nursing IV #
If one tests out of English Composition I, see College Catalog.
Graduation Requirement: Math competency may be fulfilled by taking course MATH101 Intro. to Algebra (with a C- or better) or passing the computerized placement test.
**** Successful completion of college level Biological Principles or examination arranged by the Testing & Assessment Office: (508)588-9100, x1991.
 These courses must be taken prior to or concurrently with the nursing courses listed for each semester. Please see College Catalog
for prerequisites to all courses.
# A grade of 78 or better is needed for completion.
+ Graduates of Southeastern Regional, Blue Hills Technical School, and Bristol Plymouth Technical School are given transfer credit for this course.
A MINIMUM OF 65 SEMESTER HOURS AND 15 COURSES IS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION.