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Cummings School of Nursing and Health Sciences

new Cummings School of Nursing and Health Sciences

New Cummings School of Nursing & Health Sciences

At a ceremony to break ground on the new School of Nursing and Health Sciences building, Endicott College announced a historic $20 million partnership with Cummings Foundation.

Why Nursing at Endicott?

  • Diverse internships and clinical experiences with more than 70 clinical affiliates of all types in Boston and beyond
  • Advanced and state-of-the-art nursing education technologies
  • Experienced faculty from many nursing specialties
  • Small class sizes and favorable faculty-to-student ratio
  • Senior Thesis to research an area of interest in nursing practice
  • Study abroad opportunities
  • Endicott undergraduate nursing students can transition seamlessly into the time- and cost-saving Fifth Year master’s program.
  • Four master’s degree options: Family Nurse Practitioner, Global Health Nursing, Nursing Educator, and Nursing Administration; three post-master’s certificates: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Educator, and Nursing Administrator; and a Ph.D. in Nursing.
Student working in a storage room at a hospital

About Nursing

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Endicott College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org). 

The master’s and post-master’s certificate nursing programs at Endicott College are accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326(404) 975-5000. The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the master’s and post-master’s certificate nursing program is Continuing Accreditation. 

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at http://www.acenursing.com/accreditedprograms/programsearch.htm

  • How long does the B.S. in Nursing program take to complete?

    It takes four years (eight semesters) to complete the bachelor's degree.

  • Is the program accredited?

    The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Endicott College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org). 

    The master’s and post-master’s certificate nursing programs at Endicott College are accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326(404) 975-5000. The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the master’s and post-master’s certificate nursing program is Continuing Accreditation. 

    View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at http://www.acenursing.com/accreditedprograms/programsearch.htm

  • What is the NCLEX-RN pass rate?

    The first-to-second year retention rate for the School of Nursing is 94%. NCLEX-RN pass rates are historically above national averages. For 2020 NCLEX-RN first-time pass rate was 96% with an overall pass rate of 100%.

  • What are the admission requirements?

    In addition to the general college recommendations for admission, the Nursing program requires a 3.0 GPA* minimally from high school. The middle 50% of students accepted to the program were between a 3.7 and 4.0 GPA (3.88 GPA average). A grade of “C” or higher in all high school science courses is required minimally for admission. Test scores (either SAT or ACT) are optional for admission to the Nursing program. *GPA is recalculated, based on a 4.0 grading average.

    For more information please visit Admissions Criteria.

  • Does the B.S. in Nursing program require pre-admission testing?

    The B.S. in Nursing program is testing optional with no special testing requirements.

  • How do I apply?

    You can apply online using the Endicott Application. All applicants will be given full consideration if an application is submitted for the Early Decision, Early Action or Nursing Priority Deadlines. Nursing applications submitted after the Nursing Priority Deadline will be evaluated on a space-available basis. 

  • When will I start clinicals?

    Clinical coursework starts in the first semester of the sophomore year and continues in each semester until graduation. The senior year, semester-long internship includes working one-on-one with a nurse preceptor.

  • Where do students go for clinicals?

    Endicott’s clinical partners include Boston and local tertiary hospitals, community hospitals, rehabilitation hospitals, community-based care settings, and others.

  • What is the student:faculty ratio? What size are the classes?

    Class size for most of the general education and nursing program classes is 20-30 students. In all clinical rotations, skill practice labs, and clinical simulation labs, the student:faculty ratio is 6 or 7 to 1.

  • Will I need a car?

    During the first year while you are living on the Endicott campus, you will not need a car. In the sophomore, junior, and senior years, nursing students are responsible for their own transportation to clinical sites. Carpooling is encouraged.

  • Will I be able to play a sport or pursue other activities while I study nursing?

    Nursing coursework will take a lot of your time, but the athletics department and the School of Nursing work together to support student athletes who want to continue their sports for all four years. Nursing students have been successful in football, cheerleading, equestrian, lacrosse, basketball, field hockey, dance, ice hockey, and the performing arts.

  • What other things can I expect as a student in the B. S. in Nursing program at Endicott College?

    Program features include:

    • Clinical Simulation Experiences
      • Practice patient care in a state-of-the-art simulation lab.
    • Service Learning Programs
      • Work with other Endicott students and faculty on community-based service teams at local shelters, county jail projects, immigrant community centers, and other locations.
    • Study Abroad Opportunities
      • Students may spend the fall or spring of the junior year in many locations without interrupting progress toward their degrees. A cross-cultural option, NU 315 Intercultural Nursing: Service Learning Experience, is available for nursing students. Shorter travel-based courses to Belize, Iceland,Scotland, and other countries are also available.
    • Professional Involvement from Day One
      • The Endicott College Student Nurse Association is affiliated with the National Student Nurse Association. You may become a member, run for office, organize service activities, or attend a national conference.
    • Sigma Theta Tau Chi Epsilon chapter Honor Society, membership is available for nursing students.
  • Are there additional fees for the undergraduate nursing programs?

    The following are additional out-of-pocket expenses unique to nursing students:

    • Uniforms and Accessories: Students are required to have uniforms for labs and clinicals to include at least one scrub top and one scrub bottom (two of each are highly recommended), one (optional) lab coat, stethoscope, a watch with seconds hand, white shoes, and pair of name pins. There are various price points for some of these items, but the total would be in the range of $250-$350.
    • Castlebranch: this secure web-based management systems assists with management of student records that are required to attend Clinical Placements.There is a one-time Castlebranch user fee of $35 that will cover all of undergraduate years. There is an additional cost for background checks. The cost is $39 for the first time and $19 for subsequent years. Please note, there are some instances when unique lab tests may be required by a given Clinical orHospital Placement which might not be covered by health insurance and would be an additional out-of-pocket expenditure.
    • CPR Courses: the current cost of the CPR class is $65 plus $20 for theoptional book. It is recommended to purchase the book for first time certifiers; students do not need to purchase the book for recertification. Undergraduate students are required to take CPR Freshman and Junior Years so that the two-year CPR certificate doesn't lapse during the academic years. The total cost for CPR would thus be on the order of $130-$170. 

     

    • The Nursing Test Fee and the Nursing Clinical Course Fee are charged directly by the bursar's office. 

Facilities

Specialized educational facilities provide ample opportunities for hands-on learning.

Students participate in lab simulations and practice nursing skills and procedures in a simulated hospital setting long before entering a hospital. Spending time in our nursing simulation labs is a key part of our program and prepares you to be an active participant in a live clinical setting.
Student overseeing a faculty member working in the simulator lab

The DAISY Foundation

The Cummings School of Nursing and Health Sciences is proud to partner with The DAISY Foundation, which was started by the family of Patrick Barnes to thank nurses for the gifts they give patients and families every day. DAISY stands for diseases attacking the immune system, which Patrick had. The DAISY award recognizes nurses for the education, training, brainpower, and skill they put into their work, and for their commitment to caring. The Cummings School of Nursing and Health Sciences will award one faculty member and one student an award each year.
The Daisy Award
In Pictures
Meet Jessica Ochs, a Nurse Educator of the Year
Jessica Ochs, an Associate Professor of Nursing, recently received the Nurse Educator of the Year Award from the National League for Nursing.
Meet Jessica Ochs, a Nurse Educator of the Year
In Pictures
Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Endicott nurses have been entrenched in their most immersive experience to-date as they join the front lines to combat coronavirus.