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 associate degree in nursing program at Middlesex Community College located in Lowell, Massachusetts is approved and accredited by:

The program is approved by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing, 250 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02108;  617-973-0900. 

The program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326; (404) 975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the associate degree in nursing program is Continuing Accreditation (2023).

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at

Nursing Program Student Achievement Data

Program Effectiveness Data

Sample Size



NCLEX Pass Rate

The first-time pass rate.

43/43 students



Job Placement Rate

The number of graduates employed in nursing within six to eight months of graduation.

28/43 students (responses to survey)



Admission to the Program 

The program capacity is 90 students. 

87 students admitted/readmitted to the Program



Program Completion
From the point of entrance, the number of graduates who successfully complete the nursing program within 150% of the normal completion time. 

42/43 graduates

All students who enter and complete



(Most recent year of complete data.)




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 or any state issued professional 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 will be required to undergo a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check, a Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) check, and random drug screening.

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 are available here.

View admission requirements for the nursing program

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

For additional program information contact:

Carolyn Walsh MSN, RN 
Director of Nurse Education

Diane Coakley
Administrative Assistant, Nursing

Last Modified: 1/23/24