Cape Cod Community College Hosts Forum for Displaced Nursing Students

WEST BARNSTABLE – Officials from Cape Cod Community College held an information session for nursing students from Quincy College Wednesday night.

Low test scores have forced the state to revoke the nursing program license at Quincy, leaving hundreds of students stranded who were hoping to get their degree.

During the meeting, college teaching staff discussed the requirements for entry into the program, various pre-enrollment options students might have to complete, pre-requisite courses, and what options might exist for the transfer of credits, based on what has already been completed at Quincy College.

“We are an accredited nursing program in the region here at 4 C’s and a lot of students who are currently seeking other programs have come to us knowing that we are a community college who has an accredited program within a 20 mile radius of Quincy College, so we fit a certain category. Our programs are affordable and accessible,” said Alex Russo, Admission Coordinator for the college.

Quincy, per state regulation, has been working to help current students transfer into other state board approved programs.

“For some students who haven’t started yet at Quincy, the process for applying to Cape Cod Community may involve taking the pre-requisite courses for us and applying to our program for next fall, but if they have already taken nursing classes, we meet with them on an individual case-by-case basis to review their transcripts to see if there is a viable path for transfer,” said Russo.

“As of right now we will review all the applications as a general pool. We will be accepting 72 students for the fall and as of right now I haven’t heard whether were giving preference to Quincy College Students,” said Russo.

Persons seeking more information about CCCC’s Nursing program may contact Matt Cormier, Director of Admissions at 774-330-4311, or mcormier@capecod.edu; or they may contact Nursing Program Director Barbara Murphy directly at 774-330-4537 or bmurphy@capecod.edu.

BY: JOHN BONDAREK- Cape Cod.Com News Center

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