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Accredited:
ACEN Initial Program Accreditation
Next review Fall 2016

Full Time: No

Part Time: Yes

Length of Program:
60 weeks

Size of Class: 30

School Year:
August to June

Tuition: 2014- 2015
$ 9,900 In-district, $16,320.00 OD
$ 16,830.00 OS

Financial Aid Available:
Pell Grants
Federal Loans

Housing: No

Additional Costs:
Yes, includes seat fee, lab fees , uniforms and books

Clinical Education Sites:
Community hospitals, rehabilitation hospitals, community agencies, and long term facilities

Required Entrance Exams: TEAS 5.0

Other Admissions Criteria:
High school Diploma/GED

Transfer Credits Accepted: Yes

Nurses Aid Advanced Placement: Yes

NCLEX-PN Pass Rates
Class 2011 100%
Class 2012 100%
Class 2014 100%

Graduate Employment Rate
Class 2011 97 %
Class 2012 100 %
Class 2014 In progress

Application Fee:
$100 (includes TEAS Test Fee)

Application Deadline:
Rolling Admissions

For Further Information, contact:

Name: Kathleen S. Ashe, MSN, RN, CNE
Title: Director
College: Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School
Address: 65 Pleasant Street
Telephone:
508-529-7758 ext. 3122

Email: pnp@valleytech.k12.ma.us

FAX: 508-529-2403


PRACTICAL NURSING PROGRAM
The next class will be starting August 2014


NATIONAL LEAGUE FOR NURSING CALLS ON THE NURSING COMMUNITY TO RECOGNIZE VITAL CONTRIBUTIONS OF THE LICENSED PRACTICAL/VOCATIONAL NURSE
Please see the full news release on the NLN website

LPN Class of 2014

Class of 2014

For the class starting in August of 2014
Open House:
March 26, 2014 5 PM – 8 PM

NEXT INFORMATION SESSION:
April 1, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Please call our office at 508-529-7758 x3122 to sign up.

TEAS V review session: Begins April 29th, 2014 (Click here for information and registration form)

Next TEAS Test:
May 22, 2014 from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM (must arrive no later than 3:30 PM)
For Details http://www.valleytech.k12.ma.us/nursing/TEAS_Info.html

For additional Information Session and TEAS test dates click here

Adhering to and supported by the Blackstone Regional Vocational Technical High School the Practical Nursing program prepares students for personal and professional success as a practical nurse in a rapidly changing, progressively complex health care field.

LPN

A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is an integral member of the health-care team. Employment of LPNs is expected to grow 21 percent between 2008 and 2018, faster than the average for all occupations, in response to the long-term care needs of an increasing elderly population and the general increase in demand for health care services. The projected growth for licensed practical nurses offers exciting opportunities for those considering a nursing career.

Licensed Practical Nurses are prepared as competent, safe, ethical, and caring nurses whose actions are based on knowledge and skill. The licensed practical nurse is a direct patient care provider in a variety of health settings. Licensed practical nurses respond to patient and family needs by providing emotional and physical comfort, assuring patient safety by monitoring and reporting changes. Practical nurses perform restorative, preventive nursing care in structured health care settings for clients with common, well-defined problems. Practical nurses perform more specialized nursing functions such as administering medications and therapeutic treatments and assisting with rehabilitation.

Licensed Practical Nurses perform nursing functions and duties specified by guidelines set by each individual state’s Nurse Practice Act.

Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School is pleased to offer a part time, 60-week evening adult practical nursing program. Next enrollment period begins August 2014. The program meets the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing, by providing 1090 hours of instruction, a minimum of 945 hours of nursing courses and 540 hours of the nursing course hours are clinical practice. The program design offers comprehensive practical nursing instruction in the care of diverse clients in a variety of structured health care settings. The curriculum concentrates on caring for the older adult. In keeping with health care trends: health care issues, new technologies and community nursing needs will also be addressed. The program curriculum is designed to prepare program graduates to pass the National Council Licensing Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN).

The evening program will meet three times per week (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings) and one weekend clinical per month. Evening hours will be generally from 3:50 PM-10:10 PM. Weekend clinical may be day or evening hours. To offer a comprehensive practical nursing curriculum that considers care of clients and families across their lifespan, some clinical experience may be scheduled during day hours.

Upon completion of the program, graduates will receive a Certificate of Completion from Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School and are eligible to take the NCLEX-PN exam. Program graduates who pass the NCLEX-PN exam are prepared to begin entry-level Licensed Practical Nursing careers in long term care, office settings, ambulatory care settings, acute care settings, rehabilitation centers or to continue their nursing education. Graduates anticipating licensure in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts must comply with the Good Moral Character for Licensure requirement.

Financial Assistance may be available to qualified applicants through the Blackstone Valley Tech’s participation in Title IV Federal Financial Assistance Program (Pell Grant Program and the Federal Family Education Loans Programs)

Financial Aid Coordinator can be reached at x3028
BLACKSTONE VALLEY VOCATIONAL REGIONAL SC
UPTON, MA
Federal School Code: 012187

It is the policy of the Blackstone Valley Vocational Regional School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or homelessness in its educational policies.
If there is a student with limited English proficiency, a qualified staff member from Blackstone Valley Technical School will assist the applicant in completing the necessary forms and assist in interpreting during the entire application and admission process upon the request of the applicant. Students with disabilities may voluntarily self-identify for the purpose of requesting reasonable accommodations during the application and admission process. Information on limited English proficiency and/or disability submitted voluntarily by the applicant for the purpose of receiving assistance and accommodations during the entire application and admission process will not affect the applications admission to the vocational technical education program.

The nursing program has Full Approval Status from the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing.
The nursing program has been awarded Initial Accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326
http://acenursing.org Phone: (404) 975-5000
The nursing program is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) Commission on Public Schools Committee on Technical and Career Institutions


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