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School of Nursing

Marissa Czarnecki ’20 working at a Boston-area hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic
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.
Students in action

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

A wide variety of full- and part-time work opportunities are available to registered nurses in settings ranging from in-patient, high-acuity facilities to clinics, schools, offices, health agencies, and federal and state regulatory departments. Endicott prepares registered nurses for positions in a wide range of clinical areas, and our affiliations include more than 70 Boston and local tertiary hospitals, community hospitals, rehabilitation hospitals, and community-based care settings.

With current predictions of a crucial nursing shortage, employment options for registered nurses will continue to grow faster than all other occupations combined.

The Endicott College Nursing Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN) and Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (BORN).

Endicott College School of Nursing is hosting an onsite evaluation for the accreditation of its Bachelor of Science in Nursing program by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The virtual evaluation will take place from October 21-23, 2020. Please submit, in writing, any comments you may have regarding the program’s qualifications for accreditation by September 30, 2020. Comments should be directed to:

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Attn: Third-Party Comments
655 K Street NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001

Third-party comments can also be emailed to thirdpartycomments@ccneaccreditation.org.

 

  • 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?

    Yes, the B.S. in Nursing program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing and approved by the Massachusetts State Board of Nursing.

  • 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 2019 NCLEX-RN first-time pass rate was 91% 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 required for admission to the Nursing program. The minimum requirement is a 1050 SAT or 21 ACT, however the middle 50% of students accepted to the program were between a 1170–1270 SAT (1230 SAT average or 26 ACT average). 

    *GPA is recalculated, based on a 4.0 grading average.

    Please note for the 2021 school year Endicott has a revised Test-Optional Policy for the B.S. in Nursing major. For more information please visit Admissions Criteria.

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

    Other than SATs or ACTs, no special testing is needed.

    Please note for the 2021 school year Endicott has a revised Test-Optional Policy for nursing admissions. For more information please visit Admissions Criteria.

  • 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.

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 School of Nursing 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 School of Nursing will award one faculty member and one student an award each year.
The Daisy Award