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Quincy College students can complete nursing degrees at Devens

Up to 30 qualified Quincy College students will be able to complete their nursing degrees at Mount Wachusetts Community College’s Devens campus, under a new agreement between the two institutions.

About 250 Quincy College students have been forced to seek other locations to continue their studies after the state Board of Registration in May withdrew approval of the college’s nursing program.

The agreement allowing some of those students to enroll at Wachusetts Community College was the result of discussions between the two colleges that began after the board action.

“This option will allow nursing students from Quincy College to continue their studies together and finalize their degrees,” Eileen Costello, Dean for Health Professions, Public Service Programs, and Social Sciences and Administrator of the Mount Wachusetts Community College Nursing Programs said in a statement. “We are excited to be able to welcome these students to MWCC and help them reach their goal of becoming a registered nurse.”

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Interested students were required to apply by Friday, July 13th. Admission decisions will be made by July 20, with classes set to start on Aug. 4.

The program for Quincy students will run in addition to the current and future nursing groups at Mount Wachusetts, and will not affect the ability of other students in the region to gain admission into the nursing program.

Mount Wachusetts officials said that 93 percent of students in the program passed their Registered Nurse licensure exam in 2017.


John Laidler can be reached at john.laidler@globe.com.