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NECC Takes Great Care in Preparing Future Care Providers

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The demand for nurses continues to grow steadily. NECC’s program, accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing and approved by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing, will prepare you to begin providing safe and effective nursing care to people of all ages.

Why Choose NECC?

While a career in nursing can be emotionally and financially rewarding, beginning at NECC can save you thousands of dollars on the cost of a nursing education at a four-year school. As a graduate you will be prepared to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN), or to continue your education to earn your bachelor’s degree. With this program you will:

  • Prepare to work with children, adolescents, adults, and senior citizens
  • Learn in the classroom, laboratories, and at clinical site placements under the supervision of a mentor
  • Develop critical thinking and assessment skills and treatment interventions that restore and promote health
  • Benefit from a holistic approach to care that includes childbearing, childrearing, physical and mental health

Because of NECC

You will be prepared to pursue entry level nursing positions in a variety of health care settings or you many continue your education and earn a bachelor’s in nursing. After completing the program you can:

  • Sit for the NCLEX-RN exam
  • Work in a hospital, doctor’s office, outpatient treatment facilities, home health care agencies and more
  • Transfer earned credits to a bachelor’s degree in a nursing or related program at a public or private four-year school, saving thousands of dollars on your degree


Courses and Requirements


Program Pathway

A pathway is the most efficient sequence of courses semester-to-semester recommended for students to complete their degree. View the suggested pathway for Nursing Associate Degree.

Career Paths & Job Market

Job Opportunities

Job Opportunities

As working professionals, nurses may specialize in a particular disease, ailment or condition.

They practice in a variety of settings and specialize in a particular disease, ailment or condition or they may provide basic health care to patients. Most nurses work as staff nurses, providing critical health care services along with physicians, surgeons, and other health care practitioners.

Nurses may practice in a variety of settings:

  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Physicians’ offices
  • Schools
  • Outpatient treatment facilities
  • Home health care agencies
  • Correctional facilities
  • Travel Corps
  • Summer Camps
  • Military
Career Paths

Career Paths

See the US Bureau of Labor Statistics for median expected salaries and job trends in nursing.

Transferring to a 4 year College or University

Transferring to a 4 year College or University

Students who complete an Associate Degree in Nursing may choose to directly enter the workforce or they may transfer into four-year programs for their Bachelor’s in Nursing. RN graduates interested in continuing their education to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing may consider exploring our bachelor degree completion partnership with Regis College at NECC.

Associate Degree graduates may benefit from specific Articulation Agreements available among participating public and private higher education programs in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the surrounding New England region.

Please contact the Academic Advising Department for further information, Students may also refer to the Transfer Programs and Events page.

Students may also benefit from taking additional Non-Nursing courses to meet the requirements of the Mass Transfer Block if they are transferring to a Massachusetts State University or University of Massachusetts day program. For additional information go to the NECC Transfer Policies and Programs page.


Assistant Dean of Nursing and Health Professions

Assistant Dean of Nursing and Health Professions

Dr. Kelly Fisher, PhD, RN

Please call to schedule an appointment

Faculty Contact Information

Faculty Contact Information

Hollie Andrews, MS, RN


Phone: 978-655-5885
Office: LC-312E

Sheila Kane, MS, RN, CNE


Phone: 978-655-5884
Office: LC-312B

Jamie McLennan, DNP, MSN, RN


Phone: 978-655-5881
Office: LC-312A

Elsie Jean Michel, MSN, RN

Phone: 978-655-5887
Office: LC312K.

Brienna Woodworth, MSN, RN

Phone: 978-655-5902
Office: LC-312H

Additional Information



The Nursing Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc., 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400; Atlanta, Georgia 30326; (404) 975-5000;

The nursing program will be having an ACEN reaccreditation visit in February 2021.

Program Effectiveness Data

Program Effectiveness Data

Student Achievement Outcome Data

1. Graduates’ success on the licensure/certification examination

*Class of 2019 – June 1st to May 31st

ADN 91%
PN 96%

*From the Massachusetts Board of Registration Website

2. Students’ completion of the nursing program.

All students completed the program within 150% of the time stated program length.

Class of 2020

ADN 91%

PN 100%

3. Graduates employed within one year

June 1-May 31 for Associate Degree; September 1-August 31 for Practical nursing certificate.

Class of 2019

ADN Day and Advanced Placement option: 100% of graduates report employment within one year.

Practical Nursing Certificate: 100% of graduates report employment within one year.

Additional Program Costs

Additional Program Costs

View the Additional Program Costs for Nursing Programs

Required Documents

Criteria Packets
Technical Standards

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