Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Prelicensure) Curriculum

Successful completion of the four-year bachelor of science in nursing degree provides student eligibility to take the National Council Licensure Examination for registered nurses (NCLEX-RN) exam.

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The bachelor of science in nursing program is accredited by Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN).

Contact Information:

Accredition Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE
Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326

Phone:  404.975.5000

Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (BORN)
239 Causeway Street
5th Floor, Suite 200
Boston, MA 02114

Phone:  800.414.0168

Freshman Year

Sophomore Year

Junior Year

Senior Year


Nursing course credit hours/clock hours are equated as follows:

Theory/classroom:  1:1 (one credit hour = one classroom hour)
College Lab/Clinical practice:  1:3 (one credit hour = three hours in the college lab or clinical practice setting).

Students must pass the theory, college lab, and clinical practice components of each nursing course in order to pass the course.  All co-requisite courses must be taken as scheduled in the Becker College prelicensure BSN program curriculum plan.  Progression in nursing courses is denied when prerequisites and/or co-requisites have not been completed.

Students enrolled in nursing courses with a clinical component are required to pass a math/dosage calulcation competency test before beginning clinical and will be withdrawn if they are unable to pass after three attempts.

A standardized test, e.g., ATI (Assessment Technologies Institute) Comprehensive Assessment and Review Program is utilized within the nursing program to assist in student learning and for promotion and progression.   For details, refer to the Nursing Student Handbook.

Nursing program policy requires a minimum grade of C in science courses (Anatomy and Physiology 1 and 2, Microbiology).  The minimum grade of C+ (77) must be achieved in all nursing courses.  Students enrolled in NURS2202 and NURS2205 for the Fall 2011 semester will be held to the previous standard of C (75) as a minimum course grade.

Students who do not achieve the minimum grade within the respective course will be required to apply for reinstatement, which may involve meeting additional requirements, a successful score on a readmission exam, and will be granted on a space available basis. Students are allowed to repeat only ONE nursing course.  Remediation will be required before reinstatement into the Nursing Program is granted.  Withdrawal from a nursing course at anytime is considered a separation from the nursing program.  If the course grade at the time of withdrawal is below the passing standard, the grade recorded will be a WF and it counts as a repeat of a nursing course.

Nursing students are required to complete a nursing program scheduled on-site NCLEX-RN review course prior to taking the licensing exam.

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