SH/BHSON welcomes applicants who have attended institutions of higher education. To be eligible for transfer, a course must have been taken at a college accreditated by one of the nationally recognized accreditating agencies approved by the U.S. Federal Department of Education. Students may transfer any number of courses, however, to be eligible for the Fisher College Associate in Science Degree, the student is required to complete a minimum of 30 credits through Fisher College (see Associate in Science Degree Candidate section). Students may be required to submit a catalog and/or course syllabus from each college attended. Please make note: Students must submit official transcripts to the Admissions Office to be reviewed for transfer courses no later than July 15th of the calendar year the student is entering SH/BHSN. Any official transcripts submitted after that date will not be considered for transfer classes.
SH/BHSON maintains written records of previous education and training of the veteran and/or eligible person and indicates appropriate credit has been given for previous training and education.
Signature Healthcare/Brockton Hospital School of Nursing has received approval from the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing to make changes to its curriculum. These changes are a result of a thorough review of the curriculum by faculty and administrators and in response to feedback from our current students, graduates, and community partners.
For our 2018 Freshman Class ONLY: Due to the change in curriculum, BHSN will accept as a transfer Psychology as well as Sociology. Also the three one credit Pharmacology for Nursing courses will be waived if the incoming student has a 45 hour Pharmacology course which is equitable to the HE221 Pharmacology course listed under our Curriculum section. As always, for transfer, courses must be from a college which is accredited by a nationally, Department of Education recognized accrediting agency.
College-level courses with a C+ grade or higher, an equitable course credit and the academic equivalents of the following Fisher College Courses will be considered for transfer:
- Human Anatomy and Physiology I* – 4 credits
- Human Anatomy and Physiology II* – 4 credits
- English I – 3 credits
- English II – 3 credits
- Microbiology* – 4 credits
- Sociology – 3 credits
- Human Development – 3 credits
- Public Speaking – 3 credits
- Ethics – 3 credits
- College Mathematics for Nursing Applications** – 3 credits
*To be eligible for transfer, the above science courses must have been completed no more than 3 years prior to enrollment at BHSN.
** College Mathematics for Nursing Application – to be eligible for transfer, the student must complete the following requirements:
- Achieve an 85% on the math portion of the HESI A2 or TEAs Pre-Acceptance Exam.
- Have completed an equitable college math course with a final grade of C+ or higher
- Achieve a 85% on the College Mathematics for Nursing Application Challenge Exam offered at BHSN
College Level Examination Program (CLEP) or Advanced Placement (AP) examinations may be transferred into SH/BHSN with a grade of C+ or higher. Results of Exams must be submitted for transfer evaluation by July 15th of the calendar year the student is entering SH/BHSN.
Students who wish to transfer from other nursing schools will be evaluated on an individual basis. Transfer students are required to fulfill the same diploma requirements as any other student.
Student transcripts may be obtained from the Registrar upon completion of a Transcript Request Form. Please call 508-941-7042 to request a form to be emailed to you. A transcript fee of $5.00 must be paid in advance for each subsequent official or unofficial transcript. Cash will not be accepted as payment. No transcript of a student, former student or graduate will be furnished for any person whose financial obligations to SH/BHSN have not been satisfied. High school records are not included and only transfer credits accepted by SH/BHSN appear on the transcript. Two weeks are required for processing transcript requests. SH/BHSN accepts no responsibility for accuracy of such transcripts once they have been issued. Official Transcripts will be furnished upon request in a sealed Registration Stamped envelope, which is stamped indicating that an Official Transcript is enclosed and is void if open.
Mail request to:
Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital School of Nursing
Attn: Nursing School Admissions Office
53 Adams Street. Brockton MA 02302
Please note: While Fisher College grades are on SH/BHSON transcripts, educational institutions and employers would require an official Fisher College transcript. You can request a Fisher College transcript by going to their website: www.Fisher.edu.