Nursing (ASN)

Academic Division of Nursing

Nursing Student in front of ambulance

The Quincy College Associate in Science Degree in Nursing curriculum is based on sound educational principles and follows the mission, philosophy, and outcomes identified for the program and for the students.  The curriculum design is a blended competency and concept-based curriculum.  Delivery of the curriculum is through an active learning environment that encourages individual student contributions as they learn and achieve. This requires faculty to be actively involved with students in the classroom through mutual respect, responsibility, and collaboration. The teaching skills needed to deliver the concept-based curriculum require consideration of the diverse student backgrounds and perspectives that are represented in our student body.

The faculty also believe in delivering a curriculum that represents current nursing practice at the level of nursing for which the student is preparing. As demonstrated by the curriculum materials, the programs include the development of nursing critical thinking/clinical reasoning; leadership and management skills; professional role socialization (including legal, ethical, and professional responsibilities) consistent with the level of licensure; and, the ability to delegate, supervise others, and provide leadership. All these components are included in the curricula as required by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing, 244 CMR 6.04.

Nursing Applications

The deadline for the ASN program is May 31st, 2022. Please contact Admissions Associate Lindsay Peckham at lpeckham@quincycollege.edu.

  • Scholarships are available for the Fall 2022 cohort.
  • All new Fall 2022 ASN Students will be eligible for a $2000 First Year Scholarship
  • Returning ASN Students will be eligible for a $1000 Scholarship
  • Please Note: At this time, Quincy College’s Nursing program can only accept applicants who are Massachusetts residents due to onsite program requirements.

View the curriculum for this associate degree program in the latest college catalog here.

Join our Dean, Diane Gillis, as well as other members of the Quincy College community to learn more about our Nursing programs.  Sessions are scheduled for the following dates.  Please note that some dates are on campus and some are virtual.  If you select a virtual session, you will receive a Zoom link the day before. Click Here for Session Times and Registration.

Academic Division of Nursing Mission

The Mission of the Academic Division of Nursing is congruent with the mission, values, and goals of Quincy College.  The mission of the nursing program is to prepare each graduate for success on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX®) to ensure graduates safely practice nursing with professional competence and care holistically for individuals from culturally diverse backgrounds.  The graduate will function as an integral member of the inter-professional team with a commitment to educational advancement and lifelong learning.

Board of Registration in Nursing

On 03/13/2019, Quincy College was granted Initial Approval status by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (BORN). Quincy College may now accept applications for enrollment into the Associate in Science Degree in Nursing (ASN) Program and the Certificate of Completion in Practical Nursing (PN) Program.

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Degrees

The Associate Degree nurse applies critical thinking skills and interdisciplinary theories to the development, implementation, evaluation and modification of nursing care for individuals, families, and communities.  This nurse functions in a competent, ethical, and safe manner within the Standards of Practice.  The graduate integrates knowledge of the community to identify health care needs of identified populations.  The associate degree nurse manages resources for care delivery, delegates and supervises licensed and unlicensed assistive personnel.  The graduate has a responsibility to be a part of the professional body of nursing.  In that regard, the associate degree nurse accepts his/her responsibility to participate in public policy dialogue as it affects the changing contemporary health care systems and advocates for his/her client and the profession as well as promotes health in an uncertain health care environment.

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Nursing (ASN) Courses
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    • Code
    • Course
    • Credits
    • RNU 108
    • Fundamental Concepts of Client Care
    • 7
    This course is designed to introduce the student to the foundational principles of contemporary nursing practice. The focus is on fundamental concepts necessary for safe, patient-centered nursing care for a diverse patient population with well-defined healthcare concerns. Legal and ethical responsibilities of the Registered Nurse will be introduced. The student will begin to use clinical reasoning as applied to nursing practice. Other topics discussed include the nursing process, cultural diversity, and communication techniques utilized when interacting with patients, families, other support persons, and members of the interprofessional team. Other program concepts such as evidence-based care, teamwork/collaboration and information technology are also introduced. Select nursing skills are taught in the skills/simulation laboratory; theory and skills are applied in various clinical settings.

    Total per semester: 60 hrs. Classroom / 30 hrs. Skills/Simulation Lab / 90 hrs. Clinical
    Pre-requisites: ENG 101; MAT 103 or 107 (107 is preferred); BIO 111 with lab (this is a required prerequisite to BIO 131 and BIO 251); BIO 131 with lab
    • RNU 109
    • Concepts of Adult Health Nursing I / Mental Health Nursing
    • 10
    This course applies concepts of nursing practice to the acquisition and application of adult health nursing theory in the care of diverse patients with acute and chronic conditions. This includes patients needing various levels of health promotion and mental health management, their families, and other support persons. The course incorporates the legal and ethical responsibilities of the Registered Nurse in the care of adult and mental health patients. Application of knowledge, patient care skills, and clinical reasoning will occur in a variety of clinical settings.

    Total per semester: 75 hrs. Classroom / 30 hrs. Skills/Simulation Lab / 180 hrs. Clinical
    Pre-requisites: RNU 108; ENG 102; PSY 101; BIO 132 with lab
    • RNU 206
    • Concepts of Family-Centered Nursing
    • 10
    This course applies concepts of nursing practice to the acquisition and application of family nursing theory, including care of a diverse population of children and the childbearing family. The course also applies legal and ethical responsibilities of the Registered Nurse to the care of children and the family. Application of knowledge, patient care skills, and clinical reasoning will occur in a variety of clinical settings.

    Total per semester: 75 hrs. Classroom / 30 hrs. Skills/Simulation Lab / 180 hrs. Clinical
    Pre-requisites: RNU 109; PSY 216
    • RNU 207
    • Nursing Informatics, Leadership and Trends
    • 3
    This course introduces the student to theory, structure, and application of nursing informatics with a focus on leadership and health-related trends. The course will explore how to identify, define, manage, and communicate data, information, knowledge, and wisdom to enhance nursing practice. The student will demonstrate a mastery of fundamental skills in using computer technology and the ability to access, process, and assess information efficiently using health information technology tools. The student will identify how meaningful use of information and communication will improve care coordination, quality and safety, and the health of patients, families, and communities worldwide. The student will demonstrate how nursing informatics supports nurses, consumers, patients, the interprofessional health care team, and other stakeholders in their decision making in all roles and settings to achieve desired outcomes.

    Total per semester: 45 hrs. Classroom/Computer Lab
    Pre-requisite: RNU 206; Co-requisite: RNU 208
    • RNU 208
    • Concepts of Complex Nursing Care
    • 10
    This comprehensive course expands upon the interrelated concepts of nursing practice for the application, analysis and acquisition of care of complex adult patients. The course addresses healthcare quality measures leading to optimal healthcare outcomes. Legal and ethical responsibilities of the Registered Nurse are integrated. Integration of knowledge and mastery of patient care skills and clinical reasoning occurs in a variety of clinical settings and in the simulation laboratory. In final preparation for entry into professional practice, the learner will be encouraged to utilize more independent critical thinking and decision-making skills to formulate nursing clinical judgments.

    Total per semester: 75 hrs. Classroom / 30 hrs. Skills/Simulation Lab / 180 hrs. Clinical
    Pre-requisites: RNU 206; BIO 251 with lab; HIS or GOV course; Co-requisite: RNU 207

Nursing (ASN) Associate Degree 

Admission Requirements – Fall 2022

Prerequisites: Accepted with a grade of C (73+) or better.

(MUST be completed PRIOR to submitting an application)

  • Proof of high school/GED completion
  • Official transcripts from previously attended colleges (if applicable)
  • Attend a Nursing Information Session
  • TEAS exam
  • ENG 101: English Composition I
  • MAT 103: College Algebra OR MAT 107 Statistics
  • BIO 111: General Biology I w/lab
  • BIO 131: Anatomy & Physiology I w/lab
  • BIO 132: Anatomy & Physiology II w/lab

*All pre-requisites must be completed by May 2022*

*Sciences must have been taken within the last 5 years (Fall 2017 or later)

*Some prerequisites can be satisfied upon a transfer evaluation of prior high school or college coursework

Co-Requisites: (preference will be given to those who have these completed PRIOR to the program)

  • ENG 102: English Composition II
  • BIO 251: Microbiology
  • PSY 101: General Psychology
  • PSY 216: Human Growth & Development
  • HIS/GOV core (HIS 101, HIS 102, GOV 201 or GOV 211)

TEAS Exam:

  • MUST be taken on campus at Quincy College
  • Maximum of three attempts allowed per academic year (must wait 30 days prior to retesting)
  • There are required scores in each section. These scores must be met to be eligible.

          Math 63%  English 60%  Reading 74% Science 55%

The Academic Division of Nursing will evaluate only those applicants who took the TEAS test on or after September 1, 2020. If an applicant fails to meet the minimum required scores indicated above, they may take the TEAS test a maximum of three times in an academic year (September 1st through August 31st). Applicants must wait 30 days prior to each retest. Applicants will be required to retake all four sections and the highest scores will be utilized. More information regarding the TEAS test is available at www.atitesting.com.

Please Note: At this time, Quincy College’s Nursing program can only accept applicants who are Massachusetts residents due to onsite program requirements.

 

 

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