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Nursing Frequently Asked Questions

Nursing admission requirements:

  1. Attend one MANDATORY Nursing information session.
  2. Possess a high school diploma or GED/HISET certificate.
  3. Complete the following courses:
    • One year of high school chemistry with lab or one semester of college chemistry with lab with a grade of C or better.
    • MAT097 Fundamentals of Algebra or placement above MAT097.
    • BIO203 Anatomy and Physiology I/Lab with a grade of C or better. (credits for Anatomy and Physiology/Lab that were earned more than five (5) years prior to enrollment in the nursing program are not accepted).
    • ENG111 College Writing I with a grade of C or better
  4. Take the timed computerized Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS VI) test.

The day and alternative nursing options are the same programs, except that in the alternative nursing option, lecture is 50% face to face and 50% online, requiring some independent learning. Each option has didactic (lecture), lab, and clinical hours.

Prospective nursing students that have questions about transferring credits from a previously accredited institution into Bunker Hill Community College should contact our Transfer Service Department at bhcc.edu/transfer or email transferservices@bhcc.mass.edu.

Prospective students should go to bhcc.edu/admissions and contact an admissions counselor or come in and meet with an admission counselor so that they can over your nursing application.

All prerequisite nursing courses must be completed before you apply to the nursing program.

Yes, the Test of Essential Academic Skills VI (TEAS VI) is required.  Applicants applying to the nursing program must score at least 60 percent in all four subjects:  Reading, English, Math and Science to be considered for the nursing program.

Applicants are not required to take the TEAS test at BHCC; you may register for any location. The test is designated as TEAS Nursing.

You can register for the TEAS on the following website https://www.atitesting.com/. You will need to create an account to register and complete the exam.

If an applicant has taken the TEAS VI test twice within a 12 month period prior to application, the highest scores on the same TEAS VI admission test will be used for admission decisions.  A maximum of 2 tests taken during the 12 month period will be reviewed.  If staff is provided with more than 2 within the 12 month period, only the 2 latest will be considered.

Applicants can purchase an ATI Prep book at a local bookstore or you can purchase a TEAS review book at the Bunker Hill Community College Bookstore at https://bhcc.bncollege.com/.  Applicants can also review online TEAS resources at www.atitesting.com

Please visit the Apply Now page to apply.

Please go to the bottom of page and under the Selective Admission Program click the red button that says Apply Now to apply to the Registered Nursing Program.

For further questions about the Nurse Education Program please email the Nursing Administrative Assistant Emily Flanagan at emflanag@bhcc.mass.edu.