Nursing Program Options
The Nursing Program at CCCC is a full-time two year program (five semesters which includes pre-requisites). Day and evening options are available. Advanced placement for the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is available through the LPN to RN Transition program. Prospective students to the Nursing Program at Cape Cod Community College have the opportunity to apply to either of these three options:
The Nursing program provides selected individuals from various backgrounds the opportunity for an education in nursing. Graduates are awarded the Associate in Science degree and are eligible for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). The Nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commision for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
This program is also approved by the Board of Registration in Nursing of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Division of Health Professions Licensure, 239 Causeway Street, Suite 200, 2nd floor, Boston, MA 02114, telephone number (617) 973-0800 or www.mass.gov/dph/boards/rn. The curriculum offers general education courses, including the sciences, concurrently with nursing courses to provide the theoretical base for the practice of nursing. Clinical experiences are integrated into the first semester nursing course and are continued throughout the program.
All nursing students are required to:
In addition, each student must sign a statement releasing the College and clinical agencies of the responsibility for illness or injuries incurred while functioning in the clinical agency as a nursing student.
As a prerequisite for a clinical placement in the nursing program, all students must undergo a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) and a Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) check. These checks are required due to potential unsupervised contact with children, the disabled, or the elderly during a clinical experience. Students found to have certain criminal convictions or pending criminal actions will be presumed ineligible for clinical placement. The College is authorized by the Commonwealth's Criminal History Systems Board, pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 6, Sections 167-178B, to access CORI records. The College shall refer to regulations issued by the Commonwealth's Executive Office of Health and Human Services, 101 Code of Massachusetts Regulations 15.00-15.16, as guidance when assessing student CORI records. Sex Offender checks shall be performed pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 6, Sections 178C-178P.
Nursing Program Technical Standards
In order to successfully complete the Nursing Program, certain physical and behavioral capabilities are required in course work and as part of the student's clinical experience. All nursing students must be able to satisfy these standards with or without a reasonable accommodation.