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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

Welcome to Brockton Hospital School of Nursing!

Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital School of Nursing (SH/BHSN), a private institution for nursing education is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road, N.E. Suite 850, Atlanta, GA  30326.   The School is approved by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing.

Since 1990, SH/BHSN has affiliated with Fisher College to conduct a cooperative two year day and four year weekend/evening nursing program.  Course work at SH/BHSN is calculated in clock hours. Upon graduation, students earn a Diploma In Nursing from SH/BHSN.  In addition, for eligible students, an Associated in Science degree from Fisher College is also awarded.  This is the ONLY hospital based diploma nursing program in Massachusetts.

Consumer 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 website: www.onetonling.org/link/summary/29-1141.00

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 2015, the most recent class surveyed, 74 students graduated.  Of those 74 students, 36 responded to our Graduate Survey.  Of those, 89% were employed.

Program Length:  Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital School of Nursing Day Division is two years in length, encompassing five semesters.  The Weekend/Evening Division is four years in length, encompassing 10 semesters.

Completion Statistics:  The following statistics are the most recently completed academic year which information is available.

In the academic year August 2015 to April 2016

  • Number of students who completed program: 79
  • Number of students who completed the program within normal time (defined as on-time) as published by our institution: 59
  • The on-time completion rate overall in the period: 75%

Tuition and Fees:  For Tuition and Fees information please refer to the Tuition and Fees page.  Any questions, please contact our Bursar at 508-941-7047.

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 student who complete the program.  The follow 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 $746.

Educational Effectiveness:  One standard that Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital School of Nursing uses to measure the achievements of its educational program is the success rate of its graduates who sit for the NCLEX examination.  Our 2015 pass rate for first time test takers was 91% and our five year average is 86.6%.

Customer Satisfaction: Graduate are contacted by e-mail and/or telephone within nine months following graduation.  Of the students that responded to the 2015 graduate survey, 89% of respondents had secured employment in  nursing positions.  These positions were at Signature Healthcare and other acute care hospitals, as well as long term chronic care, sub-acute facilities and community agencies.  Follow up graduate evaluation are mailed to graduate and employers one year after graduation.  Graduates are overwhelmingly satisfied that they had attained the goals and objectives of the SH/BHSN program.  Their employers consistently rank them in the “above average” category.

Please take the opportunity to click through our web site.  If you have additional questions please feel free to call 508-941-7040.

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

 

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