2020-2021 Catalog

Graduation Policy

The Associate Degree in Nursing Program follows the college’s general graduation requirements as detailed in the college catalog   (www.berkshirecc.edu/catalog), as well as ADN program-specific graduation requirements as noted in the college catalog (www.berkshirecc.edu/catalog) and as indicated below:

ADN Program Graduation Requirements

The ADN program follows BCC policy with additional nursing program requirements.  Nursing students must obtain a grade of 75% or greater in nursing courses and must pass clinical.

To earn a degree in this program, a student must complete all program and general education credits, plus the following additional requirements:

Graduation Requirements

To earn a degree in this program, a student must complete all program and general education credits, plus the following additional requirements.

PROGRAM COURSES 50 CREDITS

BIO-201 Anatomy & Physiology I.............................. 4

BIO-202 Anatomy & Physiology II............................. 4

NUR-101 Physical & Mental Health I 1....................... 9

NUR-102 Physical & Mental Health II........................ 8

NUR-201 Physical & Mental Health III 7..................... 9

NUR-202 Physical & Mental Health IV....................... 9

NUR-206 Nursing in Transition................................. 1

PSY-107 Introductory Psychology............................. 3

PSY-204 Human Growth & Development................... 3

GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES 19 CREDITS

BIO-207 Microbiology.............................................. 4

COM Communication 2............................................ 3

ENG English Composition/Writing 3........................... 6

MAT Mathematics 4

SOC-105 Introductory Sociology............................... 3

General Education Elective 5.................................... 3

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Core Competencies Portfolio.......................... 4 items

FORUM ......................................................... 4 units

Health/Fitness 6........................................... 30 hours

Minimum Cumulative Average.......................... 2.000

Minimum Percentile Grade

Each NUR Course............................... 75%

All Other Courses**............................ 73%

 

** Students who have not completed BIO-201, BIO-202, and BIO-207 prior to January 1, 2018, will be required to earn a grade of C+ (77) or better in these courses to be eligible for admission to the ADN program. Courses taken prior to January 1, 2018 require a C (73 or better). These three science courses, (BIO-201, BIO-202, and BIO-207), must be completed within seven years of entry into the program. Any waivers to this provision require direct approval from the Director of Nursing (contact Admissions Office to begin waiver process).

Revised: ADN Faculty Committee, 12/11/18, 11/12/19, 12/18/19

Footnotes:

  1. Students must have proof of current certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Students are responsible for ensuring that their CPR certification is always current throughout the years in the program.

    The following CPR courses are acceptable for meeting this requirement:

    • American Heart Association: Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers (2-year certification)
    • American Red Cross: Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (2-year certification)
    • CPR must be for health care providers.
  2. COM chosen from COM-104COM-105, COM-106, or COM-107.
  3. English Composition/Writing chosen from ENG-101ENG-102ENG-103.
  4. Mathematics: Students must demonstrate competency at a level of 

    ACCUPLACER Next Generation QAS score of 262 or greater OR successful completion of MAT 029, MAT 029C, or MAT 136 (with a minimum grade of C) or higher level prior to matriculation in the Nursing program. (MAT-123 Statistics recommended for transfer.)

  5. General Education Elective chosen from History or Humanities and Fine Arts. If a student wishes to take a course that is not listed, she/ he must first consult with the nursing program advisor.
  6. Fulfilled by successful completion of NUR-101.
  7. NUR-106, Bridge Course — LPN to RN, is a prerequisite for NUR-201 for all LPN mobility students and may be required for students re-entering into NUR-201.