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Career Description

The Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition, is an excellent resource for information on the Nursing profession.  Visit Baystate Medical Center's Nursing Department. 


Registered nurses may have a bachelor's of science degree in nursing (BSN), an associates degree in nursing (ADN) or a diploma from a nursing program. Masters degrees are required for advanced practice nursing specialties. Students must then pass a national licensing examination.


Clinical experiences are arranged by the academic programs that are affiliated with BMC. 

Length of Clinical Experience

Approximately 3 months. These are typically 12 hour shifts 2 days a week.

Clinical Tracks at BMC