Anna Maria College Nursing Program Review
Anna Maria College (AMC) was begun in 1946 by the Sisters of Saint Anne. This Catholic, private college is dedicated to helping women and men in fulfilling their dreams of higher education by providing quality, affordable programs.
The campus of Anna Maria College is located on 192 acres, and is less than an hour away from Boston, Providence, and Hartford. There are about 1000 students enrolled.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
This program was begun in 2011 and is designed to prepare students to care for patients as professional nurses. Students enter this program as freshmen, and graduates will be eligible to sit for the Registered Nurse (RN) licensing exam. To earn their BSN degree, students will need to complete 120 credits.
Applicants to this program will need to apply to the College, submit their high school transcript, write a personal essay, have a recommendation letter, and submit their SAT or ACT scores.
Once admitted, students must take their nursing courses in the sequence outlined by the program. They must earn a grade of C+ or better in all nursing courses to be able to progress.
The BSN program has been approved by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing, and is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).
Online RN to BSN Completion Program Online
This nursing program has been designed to meet the needs of working nurses and is offered entirely online. There are two eight-week online sessions offered each semester. Most classes run for eight weeks at a time, except six credit courses, which run for the full 16 weeks. Most students take about two and a half years to complete this program.
Students in this online RN to BSN program may receive up to 75 credits toward their BSN degree. That includes the 30 credits awarded to those who have an RN license, and up to 45 credits for prerequisites to the program that they may be able to transfer from their previous nursing program.
Applicants to the Anna Maria College online RN to BSN program must submit all transcripts and a copy of their RN license. They will also need a diploma from an Associate Degree in Nursing program, and a GPA of at least 2.0. In addition, they need to have taken the prerequisites for the program.
The prerequisites are Anatomy and Physiology I and II, Microbiology, Chemistry, Introduction to Psychology, Introduction to Sociology, Human Life Span and Development, and Critical Thinking and Writing I and II.
Health Skills Lab
The Nursing Department at Anna Maria College has a modern, state of the art health skills lab to assist students with learning the clinical skills necessary to become a nurse, while in a safe atmosphere. The lab features hospital beds, simulation areas, and a mock nursing station.
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Health Science
Students interested in a broad range of health related subjects with an emphasis on biology and chemistry may earn a BA in Health Science. This program combines a core curriculum with upper level courses from other majors offered at the College, and prepares students for graduate level programs in many health-related fields. Students who intend to apply to graduate programs are encouraged to meet with an advisor, so they may choose their electives according to the requirements of that program.
Applicants to this program must submit an application to the College, submit their high school transcript, write a personal essay, have a recommendation letter, and submit their SAT or ACT scores.
Anna Maria College
50 Sunset Lane,
Paxton, MA 01612