About the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program
Prepares you for a career as a nurse, providing patient care for adults & children in varied health care settings. You will be required to take a combination of liberal arts and clinical nursing courses in sequence over four semester, although some students prefer to complete the program over a longer period of time.
Download a program information packet
Includes admission & tuition/fees overview
Your next step:
Take the RN licensure examination and enter the RN work force, and/or continue your education part-time or full-time at a baccalaureate degree institution. GCC has direct articulation agreements with American InteRNational College, Elms College, Framingham State College, UMass-Amherst, and Vermont College’s Schools of Nursing.
Greenfield Community College offers a state-approved Associate Degree Registered Nursing program. Established in 1963 as the first Community College Associate Degree Nursing Program in Massachusetts, the Program is approved by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing and is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc. (3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, 404-975-5000). Greenfield Community College is part of the Massachusetts Community College System and enjoys a strong statewide and regional reputation. The program is located on GCC’s main campus at 1 College Drive, in Greenfield.
Graduates of this program earn an Associate in Science (AS) Degree and are eligible to take the licensing exam to become registered nurses (RNs). Responsibilities of the RN include: full responsibility for the quality of nursing care provided to individuals and groups; health maintenance, teaching, counseling, collaborative planning and restoration of optimal functioning and comfort; and appropriate delegation of selected nursing activities to other RNs and/or health care personnel, including practical nurses and nursing assistants in a variety of health care settings. Primary employers include hospitals, long-term-care facilities, and community health agencies.
Applicants need to know that individuals with a record of conviction by a Court of Law will be required to provide a complete explanation to the Board of Registration in Nursing in order to be permitted to take the licensing examination (NCLEX) after graduation. GCC requires that students meet the requirements of a CORI (Criminal Offenders Record Information) check before entry and every six months. Students who fail to meet the CORI requirements will not be able to begin or continue in the program.
Acceptance into the Associate Degree Program at Greenfield Community College is competitive. Applications for admission are accepted between early September and early February of each academic year. Please see Admission Requirements for the specific procedure.