Nursing (ASN)

Academic Division of Nursing

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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.

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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. The ASN and PN programs will be offered on both the Quincy and Plymouth campuses, and the first cohorts of students will begin in the Fall of 2019.

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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.



Nursing (ASN) Courses
    • 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 Requirements

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Admission Requirements

Admission to the Associate in Science Degree Nursing Program is competitive and selective.

Any student who seeks admission to the ASN program for September 2019, must attend a Nursing Program Information Session and submit all of the information listed below in order to be considered for admission.

If you do not attend an Information Session OR your application is Incomplete (missing any of the materials required below) you will NOT be considered for admission to the ASN program.


To be considered for admission to the ASN program in September 2019 all applicants must:

  • Attend a Required Nursing Program Information Session. Nursing Program Information Sessions are prepared and conducted by the nursing division and admissions office staff. Dates will be posted on the Quincy College website.
  • Submit an application for admission to the ASN program and pay the application fee. Indicate on the application to which campus you are applying. Please indicate campus preference – Quincy campus, Plymouth campus or no campus preference. There are a limited number of seats in the ASN program. Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible.
  • Submit Official High School Transcript. If you achieved a High School Equivalency Certificate, your scores must be included. Just submitting your Certificate will not meet this requirement.
  • Submit official college transcripts from previously attended colleges including Quincy College. These official transcripts must be sent directly from the college you attended to the Quincy College admissions office.
  • If you are Certified in a medical field (LPN, CNA, Medical Assistant, etc.) send a copy of your certification card or LPN license.
  • Applicants for admission must submit an Official Transcript prior to August 2, 2019 showing PREREQUISITE COURSES (see below) WITH A GRADE OF C (73%) OR BETTER.
    • College Level Math (Statistics Preferred) (3 credits)
    • English Composition (3 credits)
    • General Biology with lab (4 credits) within the past 5 years
    • Anatomy & Physiology I with lab (4 credits) within the past 5 years.
    • ** Prerequisite science courses may be in progress.  However, courses must be successfully completed (grade of “C” 73% or better) by August, 9, 2019.
    • ** Although Anatomy & Physiology II is not a prerequisite for admission, applicants are strongly encouraged to complete this course prior to the start of the program.
    • ** Priority consideration will be given to students who have successfully completed
      Microbiology, Anatomy & Physiology II, English Composition II, General Psychology,
      Human Growth and Development, and U.S. History/Government elective.
      All applicants will be scored using a rubric.
  • The ATI TEAS Test is an admission requirement and must be completed prior to August 2, 2019.  Applicants can schedule the test by visiting All applicants must take the TEAS Test in the Quincy College Testing Center.  Quincy College does not honor TEAS test results from other institutions.


Successful passage of the ATI TEAS examination is a requirement for admission to the Associate of Science Degree in Nursing Program. Quincy College has set the following standards on the ATI TEAS scores for admission to improve the success of students completing the program and obtaining licensure and certification.

  • Math 63.3 percent
  • English 60.0 percent
  • Reading Comprehension 74.0 percent
  • Science 55.0 percent

The nursing division will evaluate only those applicants who took the TEAS test on or after September 1, 2018. If an applicant fails to meet the minimum required scores indicated above, s/he may retake the TEAS test prior to August 2, 2019. Applicants must wait 30 days prior to each retest. Applicant will be required to retake all three sections and the highest scores will be used.

  • Once the student has achieved the required scores on all three sections of the TEAS test, and has met all of the admission criteria, applicants will be scored using an admissions rubric and a member of the nursing division staff will contact selected applicants to come to the college for an interview.
  • Admissions decisions will be mailed on an ongoing basis. No students will be admitted to the ASN program after the second class session.
  • All students admitted to the nursing program will be required provide needed information for a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check. Additionally, students will be required to register with CastleBranch, an online background screening and compliance management vendor. Students will be required to upload mandatory health data including, but not limited to: proof of current immunization and physical examination; current health care provider CPR; and undergo a federal criminal background check.


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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