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Office Location:
Presidents Place, 4th Floor

Mailing Address:
Quincy College
ATTN: Division of Nursing
Presidents Place
1250 Hancock St.
Quincy Center, MA 02169

Fax: (617) 376-1213

Roxanne Mihal, DNP, RN, CS-ANP
Dean of the Academic Division of Nursing
(617) 984-1695
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Susan Cahill, MSN, RN
Professor of Nursing
(617) 984-1606
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Christine Chalvire-Vioselin, RN, MSN, C-PNP
Professor of Nursing
(617) 405-5931
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Elizabeth Chandler, MS, RN
Professor of Nursing
(617) 984-1610
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Michael Colucci
Instructor of Nursing
(617) 984-1679
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Beth Davis
Instructor of Nursing
(617) 984-5919
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Kechi Iheduru
Instructor of Nursing
(617) 405-5920
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Kristin Parks
Professor of Nursing
(617) 984-1614
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Edith Pemberton, MS, RN
Professor of Nursing
(617) 984-1607
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Susan Peterson
Instructor of Nursing
(617) 984-1604
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Carolyne Phillips
Instructor of Nursing
(617) 984-1722
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Cheryl Proffitt
Instructor of Nursing
(617) 984-1615
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Margaret Rancourt, MSN
Professor of Nursing
(617) 984-1603
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Pamela Rose
Nursing Laboratory Coordinator
(617) 984-1766
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Cheryll Skarzenski
Communications and I.T. Specialist
(617) 984-1601
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Donna Theodore
Instructor of Nursing
(617) 405-5925
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Doreen Walsh
Professor of Nursing
(617) 984-1608
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Nursing

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NEW! Certified Nurse Assistant Program (CNA)


The Certified Nurse Assistant Program (Code: CNA 100-61) at Quincy College is a non-credit course which qualifies you for the state’s competency exam. Certified Nurse Assistants provide basic care for patients in hospitals and residents of long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes.

The next 10-week long class begins January 30, 2015. The course meets Fridays from 9:00am - 3:30pm and Saturdays from 9:00am - 1:00pm through April 24.

All you have to do is register. You can participate in CNA Program even if you're enrolled at another institution. Once you fill out the New Non Degree Seeking Student Form, you will be emailed a username and password to complete your registration. The course code is CNA 100-61. To view the PDF of the flyer Click Here

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Associate Degrees & Certificates


The Nursing programs at Quincy College provide students with the education and training to work in health care as Registered Nurses, Practical Nurses. Designed to prepare highly qualified health care professionals upon graduation, the programs require a commitment to learning and an understanding of the academic rigor of the curriculum.

With your compassion for others and your determination to succeed, you have the tools to earn a degree or certificate at Quincy College.

» Admissions Process for Nursing Applicants

Nursing Division Open Labs are open on Mondays and Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. in Room 421

 

Nursing: Full-Time Option

Note: The Associate Degree in Nursing curriculum is currently undergoing revision.

Program Description
Quincy College offers the Associate Degree in Nursing as a two-year full-time program at the Quincy Campus and as a two and one-half year program in the late afternoon at the Quincy and Plymouth Campuses. At the Quincy Campus, the full-time program begins each year in September. The part-time programs begin every year. The first semester course of study is in Liberal Arts with nursing courses beginning in January. Liberal Arts courses must be taken at either the Quincy or Plymouth Campus or transferred from another acceptable institution. Full-time status is twelve (12) or more credits. Both full-time and part-time students must complete their programs within four (4) years of the date of admission.

All nursing courses require students to have scheduled clinical nursing practice within a variety of health care settings under the supervision of qualified nursing faculty. Please note, acceptance to the program does not guarantee a clinical nursing placement. Clinical facilities require a satisfactory criminal offender record information (CORI) check on all students before he/she can be allowed in the clinical setting. A positive CORI check may mean that a student is not allowed within a clinical facility for his/her clinical nursing practice. A misdemeanor or a felony can result in a positive CORI. If this happens, then the student may not be able to complete the nursing program. Please note that some clinical settings may require drug screening. Any student with a positive drug screen for any drug that does not have a legitimate prescription will be dismissed from the program.

Students who successfully complete the program are eligible to take the NCLEX Registered Nurse examination for licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN). Applicants for licensure in Massachusetts must be of good moral character as determined by the Board of Registration in Nursing. Please note that a student who has been convicted of either a misdemeanor or a felony may be denied entrance to the licensure examination. Quincy College Associate Degree in Nursing Program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) and approved by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (BORN). You may contact the NLNAC for more information on the web at http://www.NLNAC.org or at 3343 Peachtree Rd. NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, by telephone at 404-975-5000 or 800-669-1656, or by faxing 404-975-5020. You may contact BORN for more information on the web at http://www.mass.gov/dph/boards/rn or at 239 Causeway Street, Suite 200, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02114, or by phone at (617) 973-0800 or (800) 414-0168.

Program Outcomes
At the completion of the Associate Degree in Nursing, students should be able to:
• Demonstrate application of the nursing process in meeting health care needs of assigned clients within culturally diverse settings,
• Communicate appropriately in verbal, non-verbal, and written modes,
• Implement nursing practices of primary health care to foster health maintenance,
• Manage nursing care in a safe manner for clients in primary, secondary, and tertiary care settings,
• Collaborate with the health care team to provide for the biopsychosocial needs of clients; and
• Identify responsibilities for dynamic professional development.

Admissions Process
The admissions process policy for this program can be found here.


The Program of Study Leading to the Associate in Science Degree
Note: The Associate Degree in Nursing curriculum is currently undergoing revision.

The College Core Curriculum
ENG 101 · English Composition I · 3 credits
ENG 102 · English Composition II · 3 credits
Computer Science Core · 3 credits
Social Science/Psychology Core · 3 credits
History /Government Core · 3 credits
MAT 103 · College Algebra · 3 credits
Natural Science Core · 4 credits

Year One - Fall Semester
RNU 108 Fundamentals of Client Care · 7 credits
BIO 131 Anatomy & Physiology I ¹ · 3 credits
BIO 141 Anatomy & Physiology I Lab ¹ · 1 credit
ENG 101 English Composition I* · 3 credits
MAT 103 · College Algebra · 3 credits
Total credits for Fall Semester: 17

Spring Semester
RNU 109 · Advanced Concepts of Client Care I 10 credits
BIO 132 · Anatomy and Physiology II ² · 3 credits
BIO 142 · Anatomy and Physiology II Lab ² · 1 credit
PSY 101 · General Psychology ² · 3 credits
Total credits for Spring Semester: 17



Year Two - Fall Semester
RNU 206 · Advanced Concepts of Client Care II 10 credits
CSI or CSA Introduction to Computers (or higher) · 3 credits
BIO 151 · Microbiology ³ · 3 credits
BIO 152 · Microbiology Lab ³ · 1 credit
Total credits for Fall Semester: 17

Spring Semester
RNU 208 · Advanced Concepts of Client Care III 10 credits
ENG 102 · English Composition II · 3 credits
HIS 101/102 or GOV 201/211 ° · 3 credits
Total credits for Spring Semester: 16

TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION · 67 credits

¹ Must be completed before RNU 109
² Must be completed before RNU 206
³ Must be completed before RNU 208
° HIS 101, HIS 102, GOV 201, GOV 211 are courses that meet the College Core Curriculum requirements
** ENG 101 must be taken in the first semester, unless advised to take preparatory classes.


Additional Program Information
• The passing grade for all courses is “C” (73%). Students may not continue in the program if they earn less than a “C” in a course.
• Students may transfer courses up to 30 credits from an accredited college or university. Science courses must have been completed within the past five (5) years at the college level and a grade of C or better awarded.
• RNU 108 Fundamentals of Nursing (at least 7 credits inclusive of a clinical component) may be transferred based on review with approval from the Program Chair.

Nursing: Part-Time Option

The Program of Studies Leading to the Associate in Science Degree
Note: The Associate Degree in Nursing curriculum is currently undergoing revision.

The College Core Curriculum
ENG 101 · English Composition I · 3 credits
ENG 102 · English Composition II · 3 credits
Computer Science Core · 3 credits
Social Science/Psychology Core · 3 credits
History /Government Core · 3 credits
MAT 103 · College Algebra · 3 credits
Natural Science Core · 3- 4 credits

Year One - Fall Semester
BIO 131 · Anatomy & Physiology I ¹ · 3 credits
BIO 141 · Anatomy & Physiology I Lab ¹ · 1 credit
ENG 101 · English Composition I** · 3 credits
CSI or CSA Introduction to Computers (or higher) · 3 credits
MAT Mathematics elective (100 or higher) · 3 credits
Total credits for Fall Semester: 13

Spring Semester
RNU 108 · Fundamentals of Client Care 7 credits
BIO 132 · Anatomy and Physiology II ² · 3 credits
BIO 142 · Anatomy and Physiology II Lab ² · 1 credit s
Total credits for Spring Semester: 11

Summer Session I
PSY 101 · General Psychology ² · 3 credits
BIO 151 · Microbiology ³ · 3 credits
BIO 152 · Microbiology Lab ³ · 1 credit s
Total credits for Summer I Session: 7

Summer Session II
RNU 109 · Advanced Concepts of Client Care I ° · 10 credits
Total credits for Summer II Semester: 10



Year Two - Spring Semester
RNU 206 · Advanced Concepts of Client Care II · 10 credits
Total credits for Spring Semester: 10

Summer Session I
English Composition II · 3 credits
HIS 102/102 or GOV 201/211* · 3 credits
Total credits for Summer I Semester: 6

Summer Session II (runs through Fall Semester)
RNU 208 · Advanced Concepts of Client Care III · 10 credits
Total credits for Summer II Session: 10

TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION · 67

¹ Must be completed before RNU 109
² Must be completed before RNU 206
³ Must be completed with or before RNU 208
° Summer Session II RNU 109 begins in July and ends in December
* HIS 101, HIS 102, GOV 201, GOV 211 are the courses that meet the College Core Curriculum requirements
** ENG 101 must be taken in the first semester, unless advised to take preparatory classes.


Note: Students are awarded 17 credits for Fundamentals of Client Care and Advanced Concepts of Client Care I on successful completion of the ADNP program.

Nursing - Advanced Placement: Full-Time Option

Note: The Associate Degree in Nursing curriculum is currently undergoing revision.

Program Description
Quincy College affirms its commitment to career mobility and educational advancement through the Advanced Placement Program (AP-ADNP) for Licensed Practical Nurses. The AP-ADNP program is offered full-time at the Quincy Campus, and part time at the Quincy and Plymouth Campuses. The full-time AP-ADNP program begins every Fall semester. Part-time programs begin every January. The student completes all program requirements in one academic year (9 months) full-time and one calendar year (12 months) part time. All nursing courses require students to have scheduled clinical nursing practice within a variety of health care settings under the supervision of qualified nursing faculty. Please note, acceptance to the program does not guarantee a clinical nursing placement. Clinical facilities require a satisfactory criminal offender record information (CORI) check on all students before he/she can be allowed in the clinical setting. A positive CORI check may mean that a student is not allowed within a clinical facility for his/her clinical nursing practice. A misdemeanor or a felony can result in a positive CORI. If this happens, then the student may not be able to complete the nursing program. Students who successfully complete the program are eligible to take the NCLEX Registered Nurse examination for licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN). Applicants for licensure in Massachusetts must be of good moral character as determined by the Board of Registration in Nursing. Please note that a student who has been convicted of either a misdemeanor or a felony may be denied entrance to the licensure examination.

The Advanced Placement Associate Degree Program in Nursing is fully approved by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing and accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). You may contact the NLNAC for more information on the web at http://www.NLNAC.org or mail at 3343 Peachtree Rd. NE, Suite 500, Atlanta, GA 30326, or by telephone at (404) 975-5000 or (800) 669-1656, or by faxing (404) 975-5020.

Program Outcomes
At the completion of the Associate Degree Program in Nursing, students should be able to:
• Demonstrate application of the nursing process in meeting health care needs of assigned clients within culturally diverse settings
• Communicate appropriately in the verbal, non-verbal, and written modes
• Implement principles of primary health care to foster health maintenance
• Manage nursing care in a safe manner for clients in primary, secondary, and tertiary care
• Collaborate with the health care team to provide for the biopsychosocial needs of clients
• Identify responsibilities for dynamic professional development

Admissions Process
The admissions process policy for this program can be found here.

The Program of Studies Leading to the Associate in Science Degree
Note: The Associate Degree in Nursing curriculum is currently undergoing revision.

The College Core Curriculum
ENG 101 · English Composition I** · 3 credits
ENG 102 · English Composition II · 3 credits
Computer Science Core · 3 credits
Social Science/Psychology Core · 3 credits
History/Government Core · 3 credits
MAT 103 · College Algebra · 3 credits
Natural Science Core · 4 credits

Fall Semester
RNU 206 · Advanced Concepts of Client Care II 10 credits
CSI or CSA Introduction to Computers (or higher) · 3 credits
BIO 151 · Microbiology · 3 credits
BIO 152 · Microbiology Lab · 1 credit
Total credits for Fall Semester: 17

Spring Semester
RNU 208 · Advanced Concepts of Client Care III · 10 credits
ENG 102 · English Composition II · 3 credits
HIS 102/102 or GOV 201/211 ¹ · 3 credits
Total credits for Spring Semester: 16

Program Pre-requisites
• Introduction to Chemistry w/Lab or higher level* · 4 credits
• Anatomy and Physiology I and II with lab · 8 credits
• English Composition I · 3 credits
• General Psychology · 3 credits
• MAT 103 or higher · 3 credits
• Licensure as LPN

Note: Students are awarded 17 credits for Fundamentals of Client Care and Advanced Concepts of Client Care I on successful completion of the ADNP program.

TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION · 67

* Not counted in program total
** ENG 101 must be taken in the first semester, unless advised to take preparatory classes.
¹ HIS 101, HIS 102, GOV 201, GOV 211 are the courses that meet the College Core Curriculum requirements.


Additional Program Information
• The passing grade for all courses is “C” (73%). Students may not continue in the program if they earn less than a “C” in a course.
• Students may transfer courses up to 30 credits from an accredited college or university. Science courses must have been completed within the past five (5) years at the college level and a grade of C or better awarded.

Nursing - Advanced Placement: Part-Time Option

The Program of Studies Leading to the Associate in Science Degree
Note: The Associate Degree in Nursing curriculum is currently undergoing revision.

The College Core Curriculum
ENG 101 · English Composition I** · 3 credits
ENG 102 · English Composition II · 3 credits
Computer Science Core · 3 credits
Social Science/Psychology Core · 3 credits
History/Government Core · 3 credits
MAT 103 · College Algebra · 3 credits
Natural Science Core · 4 credits

Fall Semester
BIO 151 · Microbiology · 3 credits
BIO 152 · Microbiology Lab · 1 credit
CSI or CSA Introduction to Computers (or higher) · 3 credits
Total credits for Fall Semester: 7

Spring Semester
RNU 206 · Advanced Concepts of Client II · 10 credits
Total credits for Spring Semester: 10

Summer I Semester
ENG 102 English Composition II · 3 credits
US History/Government 1 · 3 credits
Total credits for Summer I Semester: 6

Summer II Semester
RNU 208 · Advanced Concepts of Client Care III · 10 credits
Total credits for Summer II Semester: 10

Program Pre-requisites
• Introduction to Chemistry w/Lab or higher level* · 4 credits
• Anatomy and Physiology I and II with lab · 8 credits
• English Composition I · 3 credits
• General Psychology · 3 credits
• MAT 103 · College Algebra · 3 credits
• Licensure as LPN
Students are awarded 17 credits for Fundamentals of Client Care and Advanced Concepts of Client Care I on successful completion of the ADNP program.

TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION · 67

* Not counted in program total
** ENG 101 must be taken in the first semester, unless advised to take preparatory classes.
1 HIS 101, HIS 102, GOV 201, GOV 211 are the courses that meet the College Core Curriculum requirements


Additional Program Information
• The passing grade for all courses is “C” (73%). Students may not continue in the program if they earn less than a “C” in a course.
• Students may transfer courses up to 30 credits from an accredited college or university. Science courses must have been completed within the past five (5) years at the college level and a grade of C or better awarded.

Practical Nursing Certificate

Note: The Practical Nurse Certificate curriculum is currently undergoing revision.

Program Description
The certificate program in Practical Nursing, begins in September as either a ten month, full-time day or a two-year part-time late afternoon/evening program. The program of study includes theory in the biological and behavioral sciences as the foundation to the nursing courses. The curriculum emphasizes clinical experiences in a variety of health care settings. Planned learning experiences are directed toward developing nursing competency consistent with current practices. The full-time program meets five days a week. The full-time class schedule averages 30 hours (class and clinical). The part-time program meets three times per week, beginning in late afternoon, and averages 20 hours (class and clinical). Enrolled students must complete the certificate requirement within 4 years of enrollment in the full-time nursing program.

All nursing courses require students to have scheduled clinical nursing practice within a variety of health care settings under the supervision of qualified nursing faculty. Please note, acceptance to the program does not guarantee a clinical nursing placement. Clinical facilities require a satisfactory criminal offender record information (CORI) check on all students before he/she can be allowed in the clinical setting. A positive CORI check may mean that a student is not allowed within a clinical facility for his/her clinical nursing practice. A misdemeanor or a felony can result in a positive CORI. If this happens, then the student will not be able to complete the nursing program. Additionally, students may be required by clinical agencies to undergo random drug testing. Students who successfully complete the program are eligible to take the NCLEX Practical Nurse examination for licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). Applicants for licensure in Massachusetts must be of good moral character as determined by the Board of Registration in Nursing. Please note that a student who has been convicted of either a misdemeanor or a felony may be denied entrance to the licensure examination.

The Practical Nurse Certificate Program is approved by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing and accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). You may contact the NLNAC for more information on the web at http://www.NLNAC.org or mail at 3343 Peachtree Rd. NE, Suite 500, Atlanta, GA 30326 or by telephone at (404) 975-5000 or (800) 669-1656, or by faxing (404) 975-5020.

Program Outcomes
At the completion of the program, the graduate practical nurse will be able to:
• Assess the biopsychosocial deficits of the health care client,
• Assist in developing nursing care plans and setting priorities for nursing care,
• Implement care plans using safe nursing care principles, standards of practice and based on individual rights and client needs,
• Communicate effectively,
• Evaluate the progress of the care plan based on nursing intervention and outcomes,
• Distinguish the role of a Licensed Practical Nurse within the health care delivery system and understand the
nursing code of ethics,
• Understand the importance of personal and professional growth and utilize educational opportunities to
achieve goals; and
• Advocate for the health care consumer and the nursing profession.

The Program of Studies Leading to the Certificate
Note: The Practical Nurse Certificate curriculum is currently undergoing revision.

FULL-TIME OPTION

Fall Semester
MAT 103 · College Algebra · 3 credits
PNU 101 · Growth and Development · 1 credit
PNU 111 · Human Behavior · 1 credit
PNU 131 · Nutrition · 1 credit
PNU 141 · Microbiology · 1 credit
PNU 145 · Fundamentals of Practical Nursing I · 5 credits
PNU 146 · Fundamentals of Practical Nursing II · 5 credits
HSC 149 (formerly ALH 149)· Applied Anatomy & Physiology for Health Care Professions · 4 credits

Spring Semester
PNU 153 · Introduction to Care of the Adult · 8 credits
PNU 154 · Medical-Surgical Nursing · 8 credits

Summer Semester
PNU 156 · Practical Nursing Across the Continuum · 7 credits

TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR THE CERTIFICATE · 44 credits



PART-TIME OPTION

YEAR ONE
Fall Semester
PNU 111 · Human Behavior · 1 credit
PNU 141 · Microbiology · 1 credit
HSC 149 (formerly ALH 149)· Applied Anatomy & Physiology for Health Care Professions · 4 credits
PNU 145 · Fundamentals of Practical Nursing I · 5 credits

Spring Semester
PNU 146 · Fundamentals of Practical Nursing II · 5 credits
MAT 100 · College Math · 3 credits
PNU 101 · Growth and Development · 1 credit
PNU 131 · Nutrition · 1 credit

YEAR TWO
Fall Semester
PNU 153 · Introduction to Care of the Adult · 8 credits

Spring Semester
PNU 154 · Medical-Surgical Nursing · 8 credits

Summer Semester
PNU 156 · Practical Nursing Across the Continuum · 7 credits

TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR THE CERTIFICATE · 44 credits

Additional Program Information
• The passing grade for all courses is “C” (73%). Students may not continue in the program if they earn less than a “C” in a course.
• Students may transfer non-nursing courses from accredited institutions. Courses must have a grade of “C” or better. Science courses must have been completed within the past five (5) years at the college level.

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