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Welcome to Brockton Hospital School of Nursing

To our interested applicants, we provide:

  • Information Sessions
  • Open Houses: Held September, November and January. Call 508-941-7040 for upcoming dates and times
  • 2015-2016 Catalog is available for your review

You can also call a representative from the admissions office to discuss your enrollment, the Financial Aid Director to discuss financial aid opportunities and the Bursar to discuss your bill/payment options. The Coordinator of Counseling and Student Services can assist you with adjusting to campus life, stress management, and learning disabilities accommodations so that you can be successful in the program.  Students who are enrolled in our program will be assigned a faculty advisor for the duration of their time here.  While we are a commuter school, students also have an opportunity to engage in the National Student Nurses Association activities and volunteer opportunities in Brockton and the surrounding areas.

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Nursing is an art: and if it is to be made an art, it requires an exclusive devotion as hard a preparation, as any painter’s or sculptor’s work; for what is the having to do with dead canvas or dead marble, compared with having to do with the living body, the temple of God’s spirit?  It is one of the Fine Arts:  I had almost said the finest of Fine Arts.  ~Florence Nightingale

 

Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital School of Nursing

Consumer Information

The U.S. Department of Education requires all Title IV Schools to disclose the following information.

 Occupations:  Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital School of  Nursing prepares students to enter the occupation of Registered Nurse.  The U.S. Department of Labor’s Standard Occupational Classification Code of Registered Nursing is 29-1141.00.

For more information on the occupational profile, visit the U.S. Department of Labor’s O*Net website: http://www.onetonling.org/link/summary/29-1141.00

 Program Length:  Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital School of  Nursing Day Division Nursing Program is two years in length, encompassing five semesters.  Weekend/Evening Division Program is four years in length, encompassing ten semesters.

 Completion Statistics:  The following statistics are the most recently completed award year which information isavailable.

In the academic year August 18, 2014 to April 25, 2015:

Number of students who completed the program: 74 graduates

Number of students who completed the program within normal time (defined as“on-time”) as published by our institution: 56 graduates

The on-time completion rate overall in this period: 76%

 Tuition and Fees: For Tuition and Fees information please refer to the Tuition and Fees insert.

 Job Placement Rates:  As of July 1, 2011, the U.S. Department of Education requires that placement rates be disclosed.  For the graduating class of 2014, 115 students graduated.  Of those 115 students; 43 responded to our Job Placement survey.  Of those, 79% were employed.

 Median Loan Debt: The U.S. Department of Education requires that a Title IV institution provide prospective students with information regarding median loan debt incurred by students who complete the program.  The following figures relate to the most recent reporting year of 2010-2011:

For Title IV (Federal) loans, the median loan debt is $10,498

For private educational loans, the median loan debt is $0

For institutional finance (payment) plans, the median loan debt is $7468

Educational Effectiveness: One standard SH/BHSN uses to measure the achievement of its educational program is the success rate of its graduates who sit for the NCLEX-RN examination.  Our 5 year average pass rate is 88% on the first attempt.

NONDISCRIMINATION NOTICE
In accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. ss 2000d et seq.), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (29 U.S.C. ss 794), Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, as amended (20 U.S.C. ss 1681), The Americans With Disabilities Act, the Civil Rights Act of 1991 and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended (42 U.S.C. ss 6101 et seq.), to the extent that they may be applicable, Brockton Hospital School of Nursing does not, on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, handicap, or age, discriminate in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance or in its granting of scholarships or other financial aid. The person whose name appears below has been designated to coordinate the efforts of the School to comply with the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services regulations lawfully and validly implementing these Federal laws. (Department regulations promulgated pursuant to Title VI, Section 504, Title IX, and the Age Discrimination Act appear at 45 CFR Parts 80, 84, 86 and 91, respectively. The regulations promulgated pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act appear at 29 CFR 1630.) For further information about the regulations and the School’s grievance procedures for resolution of discrimination complaints, contact the Coordinator of Counseling and Student Services, Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital School of Nursing, 680 Centre Street, Brockton, MA 0230; Telephone (508) 941-7050.

Looking for a 4-year diploma program?

The Weekend/Evening Program’s curriculum is planned so that a student will be able to work and earn their Diploma in Nursing in 4 years.  Students attend 2 evenings per week for their classes and clinical placements may be Friday evenings or every Saturday or every other weekend on both Saturday and Sunday.

The exception is with freshman students who will be scheduled to attend 2 nights per week for classes and for the first 10 weeks, Friday evenings for their clinical simulation laboratory, the last 5 weeks will be Saturday nursing clinical.  Weekend clinical hours will vary depending on clinical rotation.  Clinical rotations may be held at Brockton Hospital as well as outside agencies, transportation will be the responsibility of the student.

After the official graduation ceremony, students are eligible to apply for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for Registered Nurses.

CURRICULUM PLAN

First Year      
Fall Semester – 16 Weeks

*HE 101 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 75 Clock Hours
*MA 130 College Mathematics with Nursing Applications 45 Clock Hours
NU 1101A Conceptual Basis for Nursing Practice Part A 150 Clock Hours

Spring Semester – 16 Weeks

*HE 102 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 75 Clock Hours
*EN 101 English I 45 Clock Hours
NU 1101B Conceptual Basis for Nursing Practice Part B 150 Clock Hours

Summer Semester – 7 Weeks

*HE 221 Introduction to Pharmacology 45 Clock Hours

Second Year
Fall Semester – 16 Weeks

*PS 105 Human Development 45 Clock Hours
NU 2102A Family Health Part A 150 Clock Hours

Spring Semester – 16 Weeks

*PS 101 Introduction to Psychology 45 Clock Hours
NU 2102B Family Health Part B 150 Clock Hours

Summer Semester – 7 Weeks

NU 2105 Care of the Older Adult 82 Clock Hours

Third Year 
Fall Semester – 16 Weeks

*HE 213 Introduction to Microbiology 75 Clock Hours
NU 3210A Adult Health I Part A 150 Clock Hours

Spring Semester – 16 Weeks

*EN 102 English II 45 Clock Hours
NU 3210B Adult Health I Part B 150 Clock Hours

Fourth Year
Fall Semester – 16 Weeks

*PH 103 Ethics 45 Clock Hours
NU 4220A Adult Health II Part A 150 Clock Hours

Spring Semester – 16 Weeks

*CM 105 Public Speaking 45 Clock Hours
NU 4220B Adult Health II Part B 150 Clock Hours

* Fisher College Courses taken at SH/BHSN campus

Looking for a 2-year diploma program?

The Day Program’s curriculum is planned so that a student may earn their Diploma in Nursing in 2 years.  Classes and nursing clinicals are scheduled 5 days per week, hours may be from 7am to 5pm required, depending upon which classes a student is currently enrolled.  Students will attend 2 clinical rotations per week, hours will vary depending upon in which clinical rotation a student is scheduled, evening clinicals may be required.  Clinical rotations may be held at Brockton Hospital as well as outside agencies, transportation will be the responsibility of the student.

After the official graduation ceremony, students are eligible to apply for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for Registered Nurses.

CURRICULUM PLAN
First Year
Fall Semester – 16 Weeks

*HE 101 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 75 Clock Hours
*PS 105 Human Development 45 Clock Hours
*MA 130 College Mathematics with Nursing Applications 45 Clock Hours
NU 101 Conceptual Basis for Nursing Practice 300 Clock Hours

Spring Semester – 16 Weeks

*HE 102 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 75 Clock Hours
*PS 101 Introduction to Psychology 45 Clock Hours
*EN 101 English I 45 Clock Hours
NU 102 Family Health 300 Clock Hours

Summer Semester – 6 Weeks

*HE 221 Introduction to Pharmacology 45 Clock Hours
NU 105 Care of the Older Adult 82 Clock Hours

Second Year
Fall Semester – 16 Weeks

*HE 213 Introduction to Microbiology 75 Clock Hours
*EN 102English II 45 Clock Hours
NU 210 Adult Health I 300 Clock Hours

Spring Semester – 16 Weeks

*CM 105 Public Speaking 45 Clock Hours
*PH 103 Ethics 45 Clock Hours
NU 220 Adult Health II 300 Clock Hours

* Fisher College Courses taken at BHSN Campus