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GCC 2013-14 Academic Catalog

Nursing (nur)


Associate in Science

70 credits

Required courses

Please note: This is a health occupations program with specific admissions criteria and process. More information and required application and health forms are available from the Admissions Office.

The degree

Prepares you for a career as a nurse, providing patient care for adults and 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 semesters. Some students prefer to complete the program over a longer period of time.

Your next step

Take the R.N. licensure examination, and enter the R.N. work force, and/or continue your education part-time or full-time at a Baccalaureate degree institution. We have articulation agreements with, Elms College, Fitchburg State University, Framingham State University, Sage Colleges, UMass/Amherst, University of New Hampshire, Keene State, and University of Vermont.


More info

Please note that transfer to many four year colleges and universities will require the completion of four semesters of World Languages. Four sequential semesters of World Language classes from GCC will fulfill any UMass-Amherst language requirement.

Learn more

Program contact

Nancy Craig-Williams, Ph.D., MS, RN, Office: E120B(413) 775-1758,

Related links

Nursing program website

For a list of courses that can be taken online, refer to

Associate in Arts (AA) degrees

Associate in Science (AS) degrees


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