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Upon acceptance to BHSN enrollment is contingent upon successful completion of the following:

  • CORI Policy (Criminal Offender Record Information)/ SORI Policy (Sexual Offender Registry Information):  A Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) evaluation and a Sexual Offender Registry Information (SORI) evaluation are requirements for all incoming students upon admission and re-admission. Students must provide to the School all former names and address information will be requested for the past 5 years. Out of state CORIs/SORIs will be done as needed.  Any and all out of state CORIs required will be an out-of-pocket expense of the student.   A follow-up CORI check may be required of some students and by some clinical agencies. Depending upon the results of a CORI or SORI check, a person’s eligibility to participate in the SH/BHSN program may be affected. Additional screenings may be required depending on clinical site, e.g., fingerprinting and drug testing.
  • Documentation for medical clearance: In compliance with the immunization requirements specified by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, students must provide the following upon acceptance to SH/BHSN:
    • Up-to-date Mantoux (TB) test results- must be within SH/BHSN designated timeline
    • Up-to-date Tetanus- must be within the last 10 years
    • Titers showing immunity to: Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella & Hepatitis B – If results do not indicate immunity, follow up will be required.
    • Letter from primary care provider confirming student is in good health to participate in program
  • A current American Heart Association Health Care Provider certification. SH/BHSN requires all students to have a current American Heart Association Health Care Provider certification (BLS). For example, students starting Fall 2017 must have a valid certification through May 2019, returning students must re-certify after two years. Proof of current CPR is due by August 1st.
  • Proof of current student enrollment in a health insurance plan due annually by August 1st.  Once accepted, students will be given the opportunity to purchase an individual health insurance plan through Fisher College. completion of the
  • Completion of the Health Education Inquiry System (HESI) Exams offered at SH/BHSN.

Annulment of Admission

Admission status may be annulled when:

  • Students do not meet the conditions for continuing enrollment
  • The admission status was based on documents later found to be fraudulent
  • Student do not present evidence of own health insurance

Upon Graduation

Students who successfully complete our nursing program will earn a Diploma in Nursing from SH/BHSN.  This enables our graduates to sit for the Massachusetts National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).  Students may also graduate with an Associate in Science in General Studies from our affiliating partner, Fisher College, depending upon the amount of their transfer credits.

Associate in Science Degree Candidates

Students seeking a Fisher College Associate in Science in General Studies degree must complete a minimum of 30 credits through Fisher College.  In addition, the student must transfer into Fisher College the 33 credits from their BHSN curriculum.  The student may only transfer 6 credits from another accredited educational institution and still be eligible for the Associate in Science Degree.