61 Sever Street
Worcester, MA 01609
The ASN and BSN programs are approved by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (BORN) and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (BORN)
239 Causeway Street, 2nd floor, Suite 200
Boston, MA 02114
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
The ASN program first-time NCLEX-RN pass rate has consistently exceeded both the state and national first-time NCLEX-RN pass rates. Since 2010 the ASN program has achieved the highest first time annual pass rate for ASN programs in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The 5 year (2010-2014) average first time NCLEX-RN pass rate is 98%. The first time annual pass rate for 2014 was 97%. The 2014 Massachusetts first time NCLEX-RN pass rate was 80.83%. The 2014 first time national NCLEX-RN pass rate was 81.79%.
Data for our BSN graduates will be available following our first cohort’s graduation in the Spring, 2016.
There are additional costs associated with the nursing major; this would include uniform, books, equipment for clinical practice (e.g. stethoscope and blood pressure cuff), transportation costs, and parking fees. The uniform and clinical equipment requirements can be found in the Becker College Department of Nursing Student Handbook.
Click here to view the cost to attend Becker College. Financial aid is available by applying with the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form, online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. The Becker College school code for the FAFSA form is 002123. Nursing students will have to buy uniforms and other accessories, along with books and supplies.
To explore scholarship opportunities for nursing students, visit Discover Nursing. Additional scholarship opportunities may be available to students enrolled in the nursing program who have completed at least one semester of the nursing program.
The Becker College nursing programs are academically demanding. It is strongly suggested that you view the nursing major as a full-time job, in which you will need to spend at least 40 hours per week in the classroom, clinical practice sites, and skills, as well as numerous hours for coursework and reading.
Success in a pre-licensure nursing program requires that students manage their time to meet the program obligations for coursework, clinical practice, and studying. Students working greater than 16 hours per week significantly increase their risk for nursing course failure. It is the expectation of the nursing department that class and clinical obligations take precedence over work commitments
Typically class and skills lab are scheduled on weekdays during day time hours, however in certain courses some late afternoon or early evening classes may be scheduled. Clinical can take place any day of the week, any time between 6 am and 11 pm. Clinical assignments are scheduled by the nursing department; students do not request days, hours, or clinical sites. Clinical site locations typically are within a 25 mile driving distance from the Worcester campus, but it is possible to have a clinical experience scheduled at a greater distance. Students are responsible for providing their own transportation to and from clinical sites, carpooling is encouraged.
Students who successfully complete the Becker College ASN program meet the admission requirements for the Becker College RN to BSN program.
Students must complete an application for the program, which may be submitted electronically. Along with an application fee, you must submit an official high school transcript or GED, college transcripts if applying as a transfer student, and a recommendation from a teacher/professor or an employer. The required SAT, ACT and/or TEAS V results must be submitted. High school applicants must also submit their first-quarter senior grades. Applications will not be reviewed until all of these items are received.
You should send Becker College deposit which will save your spot in our entering class. Schedules, housing information (if applicable), and insurance information cannot be generated until the deposit is received. Nursing students have additional requirements, including CPR certification, health and immunization requirements, CORI and SORI checks, and drug screening. Accepted students who have submitted the initial deposit will be mailed CORI/SORI forms, health forms, uniform, and other information.
We invite you to explore Becker College’s nursing programs by calling 508.373.9400 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.