FRAMINGHAM – MassBay Community College is pleased to announce it has been ranked as the #1 Registered Nursing (RN) Program in Massachusetts for 2020 by RegisteredNursing.org, a nursing advocacy organization.
“We are pleased to have been acknowledged by RegisteredNursing.org as having the #1 Registered Nursing Program in Massachusetts,” said MassBay Director of Nursing, Dr. Jean Dyer. “Our Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program has had a 100% pass-rate for our graduates on the NCLEX-RN licensure exam over the past three years, and for the first time our Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) program also earned a 100% first-time pass-rate, which speaks to the excellent education students receive at MassBay. Our experienced nursing educators are focused on preparing our current nursing students for the NCLEX-RN exam and beyond, and are looking forward to meeting the next LPN and ADN students in the fall 2020 semester.”
“I’m so proud that our students’ success has been recognized,” said MassBay Director of Admissions, Alison McCarty. “Our nursing department has recently updated the admissions requirements for our nursing programs to assure greater access to these programs. It’s exciting that we will now have the opportunity to admit larger numbers of qualified students with a streamlined process.”
RegisteredNursing.org assessed nursing programs on several factors, all of which represent how well a program supports students working towards licensure and career. They analyze past and present first time “pass-rates” of the NCLEX-RN exam, the required examination used by all state boards of nursing across the United States to help assess a student’s competency, which is required for licensure.
This is the fourth annual Registered Nursing Program ranking and the first time MassBay has been ranked #1. In 2018, MassBay was ranked ninth and in 2019, third by RegisteredNursing.org.
“After carefully analyzing RN programs throughout the state of Massachusetts, it became apparent that MassBay Community College not only prepares students for success on the NCLEX-RN licensure exam, but equips students with the skills needed to confidently enter the fast-paced healthcare industry,” said RegisteredNursing.org Outreach Coordinator, Sally Worthington.
As noted on their website, RegisteredNursing.org mentions the following about MassBay’s RN program, “This rigorous program’s curriculum consists of classroom lectures, laboratory, and clinical practicums. The goal of the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program is to guide students toward utilizing ethical values and legal principles in providing patient care.”
MassBay offers an Associate Degree in Nursing, as well as certificate programs in Licensed Practical Nursing and Certified Nursing Assistant. Other health sciences programs at MassBay include associate degrees and certificate programs in Radiologic Technology, Surgical Technology, Central Processing Technology, Computed Tomography, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Medical Coding, Medical Office Administration Assistant, Paramedicine, and Phlebotomy.
Prospective students interested in nursing or other health science programs can contact our Admissions Department at 781-239-2500 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MassBay Nursing students in the Nursing Skills Lab on our Framingham campus. Photo courtesy: MassBay Community College.