2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jul 17, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Health Science/Nursing Dual Degree, BS

Location(s): Henniker Campus

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Program Overview

New England College has introduced a new dual degree path to nursing.   In this accelerated path, students will complete 6 semesters at NEC in the Health Science major and then move to Massachusetts College Pharmacy and Health Science (MCPHS) in Manchester, NH to complete 4 semesters in the accelerated nursing program. Upon successful completion of all the requirements, students will earn a Bachelor of Science in Health Science at NEC and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from MCPHS.  Upon successful completion of all requirements, students will be eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Exam in Nursing (NCLEX).

This path provides:

  • an accelerated path to nursing in NH
  • eligibility to sit for the NCLEX
  • the preparation needed to enter the health care workforce as an RN
  • a broad based liberal arts foundation for a career in health care
  • the clinical experiences and specialization in nursing at MCPHS

Students will complete:

  • the Liberal Core Curriculum and Health Science Dual Degree Nursing track at NEC in 6 semesters
  • the accelerated Bachelors of Nursing at MCPHS in Manchester in 4 semesters

To be admitted to MCPHS, students must have:

  • no repeated courses
  • an interview
  • a 2.7 or higher GPA
  • grades of C or better in all prerequisite courses

Upon completion of all requirements, students will:

  • be able to sit for the NCLEX exam to become registered nurses
  • earn the BS in Health Science from NEC
  • earn the BS in Nursing from MCPHS, Manchester, NH.

Health Science Major Courses (NEC)

Liberal Arts and Sciences Core

Nursing Courses (Required at MCPHS)

  • NUR 205         Nursing History, Knowledge, and Narrative (3 credits)
  • NUR 208         Essential Concepts of Nursing (3 credits)                   
  • NUR 215          Nursing Skills and Technologies w/ lab (4 credits)
  • NUR 226         Pathophysiologic and Pharmacologic Approach to Nursing Practice (6 credits)
  • NUR 245         Health Assessment and Promotion w/ lab (4 credits)
  • NUR 325         Provider of Care I: Adult and Elder Health w/ lab (8 credits)
  • NUR 330         Nursing Informatics and Healthcare Technologies (3 credits)
  • NUR 335         Provider of Care II: Child-Bearing Child-Rearing Family Health (6 credits)
  • NUR 345         Provider of Care III: Mental and Social Health (6 credits)
  • NUR 350         Scholarly Inquiry (3 credits)
  • NUR 425         Provider of Care IV: Community and Home Health  (7 credits)
  • NUR 445         Provider of Care V: Coordinator of Care (8 credits)
  • NUR 450         Member of a Profession and Capstone Leadership Project (3 credits)

Total MCPHs = 64

Course descriptions for Manchester College of Pharmacy courses can be found at https://www.mcphs.edu/academics/university-course-catalog

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