Bachelor’s Degree Completion Programs in Psychology and RN-BS

The Elms College bachelor’s degree completion programs offered at Mount Wachusett Community College (MWCC) in psychology and RN-BS meet all general requirements of Elms College. You enter this program with the required associate’s degree (and at least 60 credits), satisfy Elms’ core requirements, and complete the requirements of your specific degree program.

Classes are held at the Gardner campus of MWCC and are taught by Elms faculty. When you finish the program you will be awarded an Elms College bachelor of arts degree (psychology) or bachelor of science degree (RN-BS).

The bachelor’s degree program requires 120 credits. You can transfer in a maximum of 78 credits (90 credits for RN-BS) from regionally accredited colleges. A minimum of 42 credits must be earned through Elms College.

RN-BS Recommended Course Sequence

Classes are scheduled 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1-5 p.m. on Fridays over a two-year period. Some afternoon classes may be offered in the hybrid format.

Session 1 – Fall 1
SOC 214 Sociology of Healthcare 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
NUR 311 Nursing as a Profession 1-5 p.m.

Session 2 – Fall 2
MAT 143 Statistics* (online)
NUR 202 Health-Physical Assessment, 1-5 p.m.

Session 3 – Spring 1
ART 215 Art History II (online)
NUR 260 Professional Communication in Nursing, 1-5 p.m.

Session 4 – Spring 2
NUR 327 Family Theory-Assessment & Intervention, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
NUR 210 Introduction to Genomics, 1-5 p.m.

Session 5 – Summer 1
NUR 330 Introduction to Nursing Research, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
HUM 240* Comparitive Religions (online)

Session 6 – Summer 2
No classes

Session 7 – Fall 1
PHI 248 Healthcare Ethics (online)
NUR 413 Gerontological Nursing, 1-5 p.m.

Session 8 – Fall 2
HIS 123* History of Modern America (online)
NUR 438 Quality & Safety in Healthcare, 1-5 p.m.

Session 9 – Spring 1
No morning classes
NUR 445 Population Health Nursing, 1-5 p.m.
Field Experience

Session 10 – Spring 2
ENG 378 Detective Fiction (online)
NUR 432 Leadership & Role Development, 1-5 p.m.

Courses offered at community college rate are distinguished by an asterisk following the course number.

Recommended Course Sequence

Session 1 – Fall 1
PSY325 Personality Theory
PHI248 Healthcare Ethics – Online

Session 2 – Fall 2
PSY202 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (hybrid)
SOC322 Social Life through Films – Online

Session 3 – Spring 1
PSY210 Research Methods
PSY306 Educational Psychology – Online

Session 4 – Spring 2
PSY240 Stress and Coping
SOC209 Social Deviance – Online

Session 5 – Summer 1
PSY313 Psychology of Behavioral Management
REL215 World Religions: Western Traditions – Online

Session 6 – Summer 2
PSY307 Psychological Testing
SOC210 Child Abuse and Neglect – Online

Session 7 – Fall 1
PSY308 Cognitive Psychology
PSY302 History and Systems – Online

Session 8 – Fall 2
PSY309 Social Psychology
HIS105 Early American History – Online

Session 9 – Spring 1
PSY304 Forensic Psychology
ART215 Art History II – Online

Session 10 – Spring 2
PSY401 Psychology Seminar (Capstone)
PSY150 Writing in Psychology (hybrid)