Associate Degree Nursing Courses and Requirements →
Practical Nursing Certificate Courses and Requirements →
PracticalNursing.org has ranked the MassBay PN program #1 in Massachusetts
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MassBay Registered Nursing Program Ranked #1 in Massachusetts
Thursday, March 5, 2020
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (March 5, 2020) — MassBay Community College is pleased to announce it has been ranked as the #1 Registered Nursing (RN) Program in Massachusetts for 2020 by RegisteredNursing.org, a nursing advocacy organization.
“We are pleased to have been acknowledged by RegisteredNursing.org as having the #1 Registered Nursing Program in Massachusetts,” said MassBay Director of Nursing, Dr. Jean Dyer. “Our Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program has had a 100% pass-rate for our graduates on the NCLEX-RN licensure exam over the past three years, and for the first time our Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) program also earned a 100% first-time pass-rate, which speaks to the excellent education students receive at MassBay. Our experienced nursing educators are focused on preparing our current nursing students for the NCLEX-RN exam and beyond, and are looking forward to meeting the next LPN and ADN students in the Fall 2020 semester.”
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Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) →
The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program at MassBay is designed to prepare students for a career in nursing as a Registered Nurse (RN). After completion of the required coursework for the nursing program, students will be eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).
Practical Nursing (PN) Program →
Practical nurses provide nursing care for medical surgical patients in the hospital/or skilled nursing facility. MassBay’s PN nursing program is only 10 months long, including both lecture and lab/clinical practice. After the completion of the required coursework, students will be eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN).
Fall MassBay Nursing Programs Admission Policy
For the incoming Fall 2021 PN Nursing class, MassBay will continue to accept two different admission exam scores (TEAS or HESI). For the incoming Fall 2021 ADN Nursing class, MassBay will only accept only the TEAS admission exam score.
This policy has been established to ensure a smooth admission process for all potential new ADN or PN nursing students. Review by the Program Admissions Committee will take place by March 1st. Additional testing option dates are January 2nd–May 15th. If seats are still available additional review will take place by May 30th.
In order to be considered for admission to the ADN program students must have all of the following:
- High school diploma or equivalent, or associate degree or higher
- An overall GPA of 2.5 or higher
- Students must achieve passing scores on the ATI TEAS.
- Passing scores are defined as a minimum composite score of 63% and achievement of the following subtest scores for all categories:
- Reading: 69 or better
- Math: 67 or better
- Science: 50 or better
- English: 60 or better
- Students may repeat the test a total of two times within 12 months of taking the exam. Results are valid for three years.
In order to be considered for admission to the PN program students must have all of the following:
- High School diploma or equivalent, or Associate Degree or higher
- Completion of HESI or ATI TEAS
- HESI Admission (A2) exam score of 70% or better. A Student may take the HESI exam a total of 4 times. HESI exam scores are valid for one year, at which time the exam must be retaken.
- Students must achieve a passing score on the ATI TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills). A passing is defined: a minimum composite score of 60%. Students may repeat the TEAS test a total of two times within 12 months of taking the exam. Results are valid for three years. The most recent test results will be used for that admission cycle only.
Nurse Assistant Program (C.N.A.) — Workforce Development Vocational Course
Nurse Assistants perform vital hygiene and daily living functions of patients in their care. They are also responsible for positioning and transporting patients, obtaining vital signs, maintaining a clean and safe living environment, and for monitoring the overall health and safety of their patients. In just 8 weekends, MassBay prepares Nurse Assistant Training students for the Red Cross Nurse Aide Competency Evaluation (NACE) test, an important step in finding employment in the field.
Nurse Assistant (CNA)