“I was directly accepted into the Curry Nursing program, so that had a big influence on my decision...I would also get to start my clinical rotations during sophomore year, so I would gain that real world experience right off the bat. Add in the proximity to Boston and the connections you can make at all of the great hospitals there, you can't get any better than that.”
Amber Soucy '13
Medical Surgical Telemetry Nurse
St. Luke's Hospital, New Bedford, Massachusetts
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The healthcare field is expected to be one of the top occupations for growth over the next ten years and you can be a part of it. With small class sizes, a supportive nursing faculty, and access to world-renowned teaching hospitals, Curry College will challenge you to work hard and support you to prepare for success.
If you are bright, hard-working and creative, if you love technology and challenging intellectual pursuits, and strive to build personal and professional relationships, then you may want to apply for the competitive and rigorous nursing major at Curry.
Clinical Locations Second to None
Curry College's location in the Boston metropolitan area creates the perfect opportunity for you to experience dynamic, hands-on learning at some of the best medical facilities in the world. Beginning sophomore year, you gain experience in a wide range of urban and suburban institutions as you complete your five semesters of required clinical work including pediatrics, maternity, mental health rotations, and more.
Prepare for a Career in Nursing
In addition to clinical placements, Curry nursing students can gain valuable experience assisting at campus flu clinics, participating in disaster drills at local hospitals, and even traveling to China to study and compare American and Chinese nursing techniques. You'll be educated with technology infused throughout your curriculum to prepare for the demands of today's healthcare settings.
With a degree in nursing, you will be well prepared for a career in acute care, community health, mental health, women's health, and much more.
Curry nursing graduates have gone on to succeed in meaningful careers in all of the major Boston hospitals, community hospitals, health organizations, and the military. One of our alums, Karen Daley, is the immediate past President of the American Nurses Association.
Nursing as a MAJOR
The traditional nursing curriculum is a four-year program where you begin taking nursing courses in your sophomore year. Upon completion of your nursing curriculum, you are awarded a Bachelor of Science degree. First-year students, transfer students, licensed practical nurses, and registered nurses are all eligible for admission to the major. Students are awarded a Bachelor of Science degree upon completion of the nursing curriculum (120 credits).
Exploratory Health Professions (EHP) Program
The Exploratory Health Professions (EHP) Program at Curry College is designed to help students interested in health services fields identify and pursue a major that will lead to internships and employment in the health care industry following graduation. Students selected for this program will take a common set of courses their first year and have the opportunity to participate in workshops and events throughout the year that assist with identifying strengths and interests and expose them to options in health related professions. At the end of the first year, EHP students will have the opportunity to declare their major and plan their pathway to graduation.
Exceptional, Accessible Faculty
Our nationally and internationally recognized faculty have presented at educational institutions and conferences in Russia and China. On campus, faculty work closely with you in a small class setting using technology to prepare you for an ever-evolving field. Our passion is to educate nurses who will practice professional nursing with creativity, compassion, and commitment.
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Curry College Nursing Professor and Department Chair Dr. Susan LaRocco was recently featured in a Q & A on the Parkinson's Disease Foundation (PDF) website. Dr. LaRocco recently published an article which attempts to help medical professionals understand the impact of the "invisible" symptoms of the disease.
Cheryl King, a Curry College nursing student, collaborated recently with the Scituate Board of Health in the creation of a public awareness campaign about Lyme disease and tick borne illnesses.
Curry College has been named one of three area colleges to be awarded the Nursing & Allied Health Initiative Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education. Along with the University of Massachusetts (Boston and Lowell), Curry's Nursing program will benefit from nearly $50,000 to help address the evolving education and workforce development needs of the health care sector.
Curry College Nursing Professor Dr. Cathleen Santos has been named President-Elect of the American Nurses Association - Massachusetts (ANA-MA). As a constituent member of the American Nurses Association, ANA-MA is recognized as the voice of registered nursing in Massachusetts through advocacy, education, leadership and practice. Dr. Santos is the first Curry College faculty member to receive this honor.
"I chose to transfer to Curry because I'd attended a large public university where my lecture classes ranged from 300-400 students. When I came to Curry I noticed how small the classes were, and that was really important to me," says Nursing major Taylor Pacheco.
Each semester, Curry College Nursing students engage with residents of the Simon C. Fireman Residential Community, an independent senior housing complex affiliated with Hebrew SeniorLife, as part of their Nursing of Older Adults course. Structured activities foster mutual respect and regard as students and older adults benefit from discussion, reflection and experiential learning. Students and residents value these enriching intergenerational encounters that promote an enhanced awareness and appreciation for the worth and dignity of each individual.
Amber Soucy '13, a full-time medical surgical telemetry nurse at St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford and a former psych nurse at Westwood Lodge Hospital and correctional nurse at Massachusetts Correctional Institution explains the advantages of choosing the Curry Nursing program, "I was directly accepted into the Curry Nursing program...I received better scholarships from Curry...and I got to start my clinical rotations during sophomore year, so I gained real world experience right off the bat."
The Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society (Theta at Large) at Curry College is active in supporting local nursing scholars through our ongoing research and academic awards program.
Congratulations to members of the Curry nursing faculty for their on-going professional accomplishments!
Enhance your value to healthcare organizations by developing the leadership abilities required to measurably improve overall quality, reduce costs, raise the level of nursing practice and increase patient, family and physician satisfaction when you enroll in the Master of Science in Nursing-Clinical Nurse Leader (MSN-CNL®) program at Curry College.