2019-2020 Catalog

Health Care Programs and Nursing

Most Nursing and Health Care programs at BCC have specific entrance requirements listed in the Programs of Study section. These programs include the Practical Nurse and Massage Therapy certificate programs; and the associate degree programs in Health Science (except Physical Fitness), Nursing, Physical Therapist Assistant and Respiratory Care.

Admission to these programs is restricted to applicants who meet the requirements, and also depends upon available space in the program. Students applying to these programs use the same application form as other students plus a matriculation form specific to each individual program. In addition, the Respiratory Care and Physical Therapist Assistant programs are offered on a cyclical basis.

For the associate degree in nursing program, applications and matriculation forms must be received by the Admissions Office by June 1 to be considered for the fall semester. This program has a selective admissions process. Decisions are mailed to students by mid-June.

All students in Nursing and Health Care programs (except Physical Fitness) must comply with state legislation (Chap. 76, Sec. 15C, General Laws of Massachusetts) and provide proof of inoculation to contracted agencies that serve as clinical sites. Students should refer to the matriculation form for their program, which will outline immunization requirements and deadlines.

Students must provide proof of a physical examination and proof of disease or laboratory testing for immunity by the deadline established by their program.

To allow for clinical experience, proof of immunization will be shared with the Dean of Nursing, Dean of STEM and Allied Health, the Director of Nursing (DON), the department chair and contracted agencies.

BCC will not admit students concurrently into any two of the following degree or certificate programs: Physical Therapist Assistant, Respiratory Care, LPN or Nursing.