Nursing

Course Information

Program Overview

Knowledge, Compassion and Service: The Assumption BSN Program

The Assumption College Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program prepares graduates to provide compassionate and effective professional nursing care to individuals, families, and communities in accordance with ethical healthcare practices. Academic excellence, exemplary clinical skills, commitment to service, and principled leadership are hallmarks of the program and its students. The curriculum features the traditional Catholic commitment to reverence for human life and the dignity of every human person. Graduates will advance health through excellence in nursing practice, teaching, and service. 

Assumption's BSN Program faculty is committed to educating nurses with the skills to meet the diverse health needs and improve the health outcomes of their communities. The program will prepare generalists with a BSN that will enable them to thrive in a variety of settings, assisting individuals, families, and communities to attain, retain, or regain optimal health throughout their lifespans.

Students’ educational experiences will include instruction on accountability for their nursing judgments and actions. The faculty believes that the encompassing framework of an Assumption liberal arts education, incorporating rigorous work in the behavioral and natural sciences, the humanities, and the arts, will guide the development of such professionals and spur a pursuit of life-long learning and commitment.

The nursing program at Assumption College admits a diverse student body; an atmosphere that embraces diversity enhances the educational experience and provides a richer understanding of the world. 

Direct Admission to the Bachelors of Science in Nursing Program

Students interested in the nursing profession are admitted to the Assumption College BSN Program through direct admission. The requirements for admission into the BSN Program include, but are not limited to or identical with, the requirements for admission into the institution as an undergraduate student. These include:

  • A completed Common Application
  • An official high school transcript including senior grades (must be submitted directly from the high school)
  • A letter of recommendation from a counselor or teacher
  • A $50 non-refundable application fee (paid through the Common Application at the time of submission)
  • Video showcasing applicant’s personality (optional)

Students seeking admission into the BSN Program must meet the following additional requirements:

  • Applicants to the BSN Program are required to submit SAT or ACT scores. Applicants must attain a minimum score of 550 on the math component of the SAT and an 1100 overall score.
  • In addition to the two years of science courses required of all students, applicants to the BSN Program will be required to have an additional year of science preparation. At least one year of science courses must have a laboratory component.
  • Nursing applicants must demonstrate a minimum GPA of 3.0 in science and math courses. This cumulative GPA exceeds the best practice standards suggested in “Strategies for Improving NCLEX Pass Rates:  A Summary of Nursing Education Program Findings and Interventions as Reported to the Arizona California and Massachusetts Board of Nursing.”
  • Nursing applicants are required to submit an essay of intent to demonstrate an interest in and plans for a career in nursing as defined by the additional question specific to Assumption College on the Common Application.
  • Acceptance into the BSN Program is term specific. Students are not granted automatic deferment of acceptance.

On September 12, 2018, Assumption received pre-requisite approval from the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (BORN). The College has submitted an application for initial approval status from BORN, at which time we can begin to admit students into the Nursing program. Initial approval is anticipated by the end of 2018. Pending approval from NECHE