Nursing - Associate in Science

MCC's Nursing program is offered as a Day option and an Evening/Weekend option, and is designed to prepare nurses at the Associate in Science degree level and provide eligibility to take the NCLEX-RN (National Council Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses).

The program is accredited by the Accreditation Commision for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850; Atlanta, GA. 30326; 404-975-5000 and approved by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing.

The curriculum provides a sound background in field-related science, technical skills and general education with learning experiences in the classroom, nursing laboratory and clinical settings. Applicants to the Nursing program are advised that compliance with the "Good Moral Character" requirement of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing is evaluated for any applicant for initial licensure with a criminal conviction or disciplinary action against an LPN license.

In order for a student to be eligible to participate in an academic, community or clinical program that involves potential unsupervised contact with children, the disabled, or the elderly, the student may be required to undergo a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check and/or a Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) check.

Admission to the nursing program is on a rolling basis; there is no admission deadline. All prospective students are encouraged to attend an Overview of the Nursing Program session. This is mandatory for anyone applying to the nursing program, and answers many of the common questions and concerns.  The sessions are held 1-2 times/month.  Information about upcoming sessions is available by clicking here.

Admission requirements for the nursing program may be found by clicking here.

For additional admissions information call 1-800-818-3434 or email

For additional program information contact:

Sandra Shapiro 
Department Chair, Nursing

Diane Coakley
Administrative Assistant, Nursing

Last Modified: 6/10/16