Nursing

Academic Division of Nursing

Nursing Student in Lab Nursing Student in front of ambulance

Quincy College offers the Associate Degree in Nursing as a two year full-time program and as a two and one-half year part-time program. Both the full-time and the part-time programs are offered on both the Quincy and the Plymouth campuses.

All nursing courses require students to have scheduled clinical nursing practice within a variety of health care settings under the supervision of qualified nursing faculty. Please note, acceptance to the program does not guarantee a clinical nursing placement. Clinical facilities require a satisfactory criminal offender record information (CORI) check on all students before he/she can be allowed in the clinical setting. A positive CORI check may mean that a student is not allowed within a clinical facility for his/her clinical nursing practice. A misdemeanor or a felony can result in a positive CORI. If this happens, then the student may not be able to complete the nursing program. Please note that some clinical settings may require drug screening. Any student with a positive drug screen for any drug that does not have a legitimate prescription will be dismissed from the program. Students who successfully complete the program are eligible to take the NCLEX Registered Nurse examination for licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN). Applicants for licensure in Massachusetts must be of good moral character as determined by the Board of Registration in Nursing. Please note that a student who has been convicted of either a misdemeanor or a felony may be denied entrance to the licensure examination.

Quincy College Associate Degree in Nursing Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and approved by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (BORN). You may contact the ACEN for more information on the web at http://www.acenursing .org or at 3343 Peachtree Rd. NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, by telephone at 404-975-5000 or 800-669-1656, or by faxing 404-975-5020. You may contact BORN for more information on the web at http://www.mass.gov/dph/boards/rn or at 239 Causeway Street, Suite 200, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02114, or by phone at (617) 973-0800 or (800) 414-0168.

Download the Nursing Associate in Science Degree overview sheet.

Download the Fall 2017 Nursing Associate in Science Degree overview sheet.

For more information about the  Nursing Program requirements, click here.

Degrees

Quincy College offers the Associate Degree in Nursing as a two year full-time program and as a two and one-half year part-time program. Both the full-time and the part-time programs are offered on both the Quincy and the Plymouth campuses.

All nursing courses require students to have scheduled clinical nursing practice within a variety of health care settings under the supervision of qualified nursing faculty. Please note, acceptance to the program does not guarantee a clinical nursing placement. Clinical facilities require a satisfactory criminal offender record information (CORI) check on all students before he/she can be allowed in the clinical setting. A positive CORI check may mean that a student is not allowed within a clinical facility for his/her clinical nursing practice. A misdemeanor or a felony can result in a positive CORI. If this happens, then the student may not be able to complete the nursing program. Please note that some clinical settings may require drug screening. Any student with a positive drug screen for any drug that does not have a legitimate prescription will be dismissed from the program.

Students who successfully complete the program are eligible to take the NCLEX Registered Nurse examination for licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN). Applicants for licensure in Massachusetts must be of good moral character as determined by the Board of Registration in Nursing. Please note that a student who has been convicted of either a misdemeanor or a felony may be denied entrance to the licensure examination. Quincy College Associate Degree in Nursing Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and approved by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (BORN). You may contact the ACEN for more information on the web at http://www.acenuring .org or at 3343 Peachtree Rd. NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, by telephone at 404-975-5000 or 800-669-1656, or by faxing 404-975-5020. You may contact BORN for more information on the web at http://www.mass.gov/dph/boards/rn or at 239 Causeway Street, Suite 200, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02114, or by phone at (617) 973- 0800 or (800) 414-0168.

Program Outcomes
At the completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  • Apply critical thinking skills through the nursing process in meeting health care needs of assigned clients within culturally diverse settings
  • Communicate appropriately in verbal, non-verbal, and written modes
  • Implement nursing practices of primary health care to foster health maintenance
  • Manage nursing care in a safe manner for clients in primary, secondary, and tertiary care settings
  • Collaborate with the health care team to provide for the biopsychosocial needs of clients
  • Assume responsibility for dynamic professional development

Prerequisites to entering the Nursing program

  • ATI TEAS Exam – minimum required score of 68.7%
  • BIO 111 General Biology w/lab
  • CSI 101 Introduction to Computers
  • BIO 131 Anatomy & Physiology I w/lab
  • ENG 101 English Comp I
  • ENG 102 English Comp II
  • PSY 101 General Psychology
  • MAT 103 (College Algebra) or MAT 107 (Statistics, preferred)
  • History/Government Core
  • BIO 132 Anatomy & Physiology II (may be in progress when applying to ASN program; must be completed prior to RNU 108)

Plymouth

Quincy

Nursing Courses
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    • Code
    • Course
    • Credits
    • RNU 108
    • Fundamental Concepts of Client Care
    • 7
    Fundamental Concepts of Client Care is designed to introduce the student to the foundational principles of contemporary nursing practice. Emphasis is placed on developing skills related to health assessment and health intervention with a holistic emphasis. Theoretical content includes principles of physical and psychosocial care, communication, growth and development, teaching and learning, wellness, families, communities, cultures, and professional issues. Nursing process is taught as the methodology for meeting the clients’ health care needs. Related learning experiences are scheduled for the college laboratory, medical – surgical units at health care agencies, and the community. Prerequisites: Admission into the Associate Degree in Nursing Program. Pre- or Co-requisites: BIO 131, ENG 101 or higher; and MAT core (MAT 103 recommended).
    • RNU 109
    • Advanced Concepts of Client Care I
    • 10
    Advanced Concepts of Client Care I is designed to provide the student with the cognitive and psychomotor skills to promote health maintenance and health restoration across the lifespan. Content includes selected principles of maternity, neonatal, and
    Medical-surgical care. The principles of basic fluid and electrolyte management, peri-operative care, and care of the medical-surgical client experiencing an oncology diagnosis are presented. Diabetes, hematology, vascular function, and orthopedic trauma content are presented from a lifespan perspective. Nursing process continues as the framework for meeting the client’s health care needs. Related clinical learning experiences are scheduled for the college lab, maternity and medical-surgical units at health care agencies, and the community. Prerequisites: RNU 108. Pre-or-Co-requisite: BIO 132, Social Science/Psychology core (PSY 101 recommended).
    • RNU 206
    • Advanced Concepts of Client Care II
    • 10
    Advanced Concepts of Client Care II presents principles and practices related to comprehensive nursing care. This course examines systems that have the high incidence of morbidity and mortality in the United States: Respiratory, Cardiac, Renal, Gastro- intestinal, Endocrine (diabetes mellitus) and mental health conditions. The nursing process continues to be the methodology to assist culturally diverse clients across the lifespan. The therapeutic nurse-client relationship will be analyzed to promote bio-psychosocial health in all settings. Students will have clinical placements in the following settings: medical, surgical, pediatric, and mental health. Prerequisites: RNU 109; Pre-or-Co-requisites: BIO 151, computer science core (CSI 101 recommended).
    • RNU 208
    • Advanced Concepts of Client Care III
    • 10
    Advanced Concepts of Client Care III presents principles and practices related to the care of clients with multi-system health problems. Systems examined include: gastrointestinal part II, neurological-sensory, endocrine – part II, hematological and immunological, musculoskeletal, integumentary. Changes affecting mental health will be discussed. The nursing process continues to be the methodology to assist culturally diverse clients across the lifespan. Students will have the following traditional and nontraditional clinical placements: medical-surgical, pediatric and mental health. Prerequisites: RNU 206; Pre-or-Co-requisites: ENG 102, History/Government core.

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Contact Info:

Quincy Campus

1250 Hancock Street
Quincy, MA 02169

Tel:  (617) 984-1700

Plymouth Campus

36 Cordage Park Circle
Plymouth, MA 02360

Tel:  (508) 747-0400

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