Nursing

Nursing

Berkshire Community College - Pittsfield, MA

  • BS

A Bachelor of Science degree with a major in nursing, awarded by the University of Massachusetts, designed for working registered nurses with a diploma or an associate degree, is offered in collaboration with Berkshire Community College. This program is in response to the demand for more nurses with advanced levels of education to meet the needs of today’s health care delivery system. Course work for the program may be scheduled over a number of semesters depending on individual student needs. General education and nursing foundation courses must be completed before admission to the nursing major. Many courses taken at BCC will transfer to UMass/Amherst. CLEP and other challenge examinations may be accepted for credit in some areas. Course work completed at colleges or universities other than Berkshire Community College will be reviewed for transfer to the University. The UMass/Amherst program of study, taught by University faculty, is a learner-centered program combining Internet/Web-based instruction and clinical practice to meet the needs of registered nurses with other life responsibilites. A full time, one year option or a two year part time option is available.

  • Tuition & Fees

    Tuition & Fees

    624

    per Year

  • Books & Supplies

    Books & Supplies

    823

    per Year

  • Average Salary

    Average Salary

    65000

    per Year

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Curriculum

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

A minimum of 120 credits are required to complete the program.

RN Licensure

30 Credits



BCC Transfer General Education and Nursing Foundation Courses

60 Credits

AHS

Nutrition

3

BIO

Anatomy and Physiology

8

BIO

Microbiology

4

ENG

English Composition

3

ENG

Literature

3

HIS

History

3

MAT

Statistics

3

PSY

Introductory Psychology

3

PSY

Growth and Development/ Life Span

3

PSY

Abnormal Psychology

3

SOC

Introductory Sociology (see footnote 1)

3

Arts OR Humanities

3

Social Sciences

3

Physical Science

3

Electives

12



Two Options for Completion:

COMPLETION OPTIONS

Students may complete this program on a full- or part-time basis as follows:

FULL-TIME OPTION:



Course

ONE YEAR PLAN

Credit

SUMMER

Course Title



N312

Cultural Diversity in Health and Illness

3

N317

Writing in Nursing Ethics

3

N415

Community focus in Nursing

3



FALL



Credit

N315

Health and Physical Assessment of Individuals and Families

3

N440

Vulnerable and Underserved Populations

3

N498S

Practicum: Special Populations

2



WINTER



Credit

290

Introduction to Healthcare Informatics

3



SPRING



N420

Introduction to Research in Nursing

3

N438

Professional Role

3

N418

Nursing Process - Families

3

N498R

Practicum - Families

1

Course

TWO YEAR PLAN

Credit

SUMMER l

Course Title



N317

Writing in Nursing

3

N415

Community Focus in Nursing

3



FALL I



Credit

N440

Vulnerable and Underserved Populations

3

N498S

Practicum - Special Populations

2



WINTER 1

(Take either Winter I or Winter II)

Credit

N290

Introduction to Healthcare Informatics

3



SPRING I



Credit

N418

Nursing Process - Families

3

N498R

Practicum - Families

1



SUMMER II



Credit

N312

Cultural Diversity in Health and Illness

3



FALL II



Credits

N315

Health/ Physical Assessment of Individuals and Families

3

WINTER II

(Take either Winter I or Winter II)

N290

Introduction to Healthcare Informatics

3

SPRING II

N420

Introduction to Research in Nursing

3

N438

Professional Role

3



(1) Satisfies a U.S. cultural diversity requirement; a second world/global diversity course is also required.