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 Commission 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.

Nursing Program Student Achievement Data:

NCLEX Pass Rate—the number of graduates who pass the National Council (of State Boards of Nursing) Licensure Examination (NCLEX) on the first attempt, compared with the number who take the examination.

Job Placement Rate (reported annually)—the number of graduates employed in nursing within six to twelve months of graduation, compared to the number of graduates seeking employment in the nursing profession.

Program Completion Rate (reported annually)—the number of students who complete the nursing program within 150% of the normal completion time, compared to those students who do not complete the program.


Program Effectiveness Data

Sample Size



NCLEX Pass Rate

59 students



86.44%  First Time Pass Rate

Job Placement Rate

39 students

(Most recent job placement rates)

97% were employed within  8 months after graduation

Program Completion

60  students completed the program

98   students admitted/readmitted to the program

AY  18-19

61%  Completion Rate


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.

View admission requirements for the nursing program

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

For additional program information contact:

Dr. Shapiro 
Director for Nurse Education

Diane Coakley
Administrative Assistant, Nursing

Last Modified: 10/10/19