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Upon Acceptance

Upon acceptance to BHSON, enrollment is contingent upon successful completion of the following:

Upon acceptance to BHSN enrollment is contingent upon successful completion of the following:  
CORI Policy (Criminal Offender Record Information)/ SORI Policy (Sexual Offender Registry Information):    SHBHSN has been certified by the Criminal History Systems Board for Required 1 level access to all adult/youthful offender convictions and pending offenses.  As a final applicant for admission, you will authorize SHBHSN to conduct a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check, and a Sexual Offender Registry Information (SORI) check.  CORI and SORI checks are required of all students upon admission and re-admission.  Out of state CORIs/SORIs will be done as needed. Any and all out of state background checks required will be an out-of-pocket expense to the student.SHBHSN will be released from all claims arising from said CORI/SORI checks. Unless otherwise provided by law, a criminal record will not automatically disqualify an applicant from admission.  Rather, determination of suitability based on background checks will be made consistent with SHBHSN policy, clinical agency requirements and any applicable laws and regulations.   A follow-up CORI check and/or additional screenings (i.e.; fingerprinting, drug testing) may be required by some clinical agencies.  Students must be aware that some clinical agencies may have access to higher level CORI information per state and federal regulations.  Depending on results of any of the above-mentioned background checks, a person’s eligibility to participate in the SH/BHSN program may be affected.Applicants must understand and acknowledge that any false statements or omissions disclosed on the CORI form may result in refusal to admit to SHBHSN.Applicants must also understand that prior to taking the NCLEX-RN exam, they must demonstrate compliance with the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing’s “Good Moral Character” requirements, which could require further investigation/verification of applicants’ criminal background.

Documentation for Medical Clearance: In compliance with the immunization requirements specified by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, students must provide the following upon acceptance to SH/BHSN:
  • Up-to-date Mantoux (TB) test results- must be within SH/BHSN designated timeline
  • Tetanus shot
  • Titers showing immunity to: Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella & Hepatitis B – If results do not indicate immunity, follow up will be required.
  • Letter from primary care provider confirming student is in good health to participate in program
A current American Heart Association Health Care Provider certification. SH/BHSN requires all students to have a current American Heart Association Health Care Provider certification (BLS). For example, students starting Fall 2019 must have a valid certification through July 2021, returning students must re-certify after two years. Proof of current CPR is due by August 9th.

Health Insurance:  Enrollment/Eligibility: Massachusetts’ regulations state students enrolled at least 75 percent of full-time credits are required to have health insurance.  NOTE: ALL students enrolled at the Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital School of Nursing are required to have health insurance.  To ensure compliance, students are automatically enrolled in and billed for the Student Health Insurance Plan. If you are currently insured by a plan that provides comparable coverage, you can waive enrollment.     Waiving the Student Health Insurance and Deadline:   For students attending classes in the fall, the waiver deadline is July 20, 2018. For students returning to attend classes in the spring only, the spring waiver deadline is December 3, 2018. If you miss the waiver deadline in the fall, you may not submit a waiver in the spring and you will be enrolled for the policy year. You will be responsible for 100 percent of the student insurance cost.

To waive the Student Health Insurance Plan for the 2018-2019 Policy year:   Log on to:

Click on ‘Student Waive’
  • Create a user account or Log in (if a returning user)
  • Select the ‘I want to Waive’ button
  • Select Brockton Hospital from the drop-down menu
  • If waiving the insurance, you’ll need information found on your current health insurance ID card. Upon completing your online form you will be asked to review the information provided and click ‘submit’ to complete the process. Immediately upon submitting your Online Form you will receive a reference number.
  • *If a waiver form is not submitted by the deadline, you will remain enrolled in and billed for the Student Health Insurance Plan for the entire policy year.

Annulment of Admission
Admission status may be annulled when:
  • Students do not meet the conditions for continuing enrollment
  • The admission status was based on documents later found to be fraudulent
  • Student do not present evidence of own health insurance
  •  Upon Graduation
Students who successfully complete our nursing program will earn a Diploma in Nursing from SH/BHSN.  This enables our graduates to sit for the Massachusetts National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).  Students may also graduate with an Associate in Science in General Studies from our affiliating partner, Fisher College, depending upon the amount of their transfer credits.

Associate in Science Degree Candidates
Students seeking a Fisher College Associate in Science in General Studies degree must complete a minimum of 30 credits through Fisher College.  In addition, the student must transfer into Fisher College the 33 credits from their BHSN curriculum.  The student may only transfer 6 credits from another accredited educational institution and still be eligible for the Associate in Science Degree.