I have no attended BHCC but I did attend the nursing information session today and it was helpful. I also plan on applying to BHCC at some point depending when I finish my pre reqs. Have you attended an information session yet? Well anyway I really like what I have heard about the program but the woman who is the head of the nursing department made it quite clear today that it is a highly competitive program. It did make me a little nervous hearing this but I guess no matter where you apply it is going to be very competitive. I am not sure about what the students are like because I do not attend the school but going today there was a variety ages and ethenicities as well as both male and females. From what I underestood today the only time you really focus in on a speciality in nursing is when you are going to school to become a NP. As far as getting a job in the ER, I know CNA's who work in the ER so although I do not know personally if after attending BHCC RN's have gone on to work in the ER, I would assume you could as long as you pass the state exam to become an RN. She did tell us today that Boston hospitals have not been hiring new grads but she said not to worry because there are PLENTY of jobs in the surrounding cities and towns. Hope I helped a little. Good Luck!