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    Practical Nursing (Post-Secondary)
    As Baby Boomers age and their needs for health care grow, we are experiencing a shortage of qualified nurses nationwide. The rapidly changing, progressively complex health care field is struggling to find qualified, highly-skilled nurses and compassionate health care professionals to perform vital roles in patient care. It’s our mission to provide life-changing training for men and women looking to pursue a career in the high-demand, growth-oriented health care field.

    Are you passionate about helping others?
    Are you looking for a new and exciting career?
    Are you committed to furthering your career as a Licensed Practical Nurse?

    Our Moonlight Program in Practical Nursing is for you!

    This program is designed to launch your career in Practical Nursing and meets the rigorous standards for accreditation by the Accreditation Committee for Education in Nursing (A.C.E.N.). The part-time, 60-week program was developed to accommodate nontraditional students who are balancing additional commitments to family and work. Meeting the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing, the program offers comprehensive, student-centered instruction in the care of diverse clients in structured health care settings with a concentration on caring for the older adult. Health care trends and issues, the newest technologies, and community nursing needs are also addressed. Upon completion of this program, you will be prepared to take the National Council Licensing Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN) and begin your career in the health care industry.
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    Skills you will learn:
    • Patient-centered holistic care
    • Professionalism and ethics  
    • Leadership and team work
    • Evidence Based Practice (EBP)
    • Quality improvement
    • Nursing competencies
    • Nursing theory
    • Pharmacology
    • Therapeutic treatments and modalities
    • Informatics and technology for nursing practice

    Job Growth
    Employment of licensed practical nurses is projected to grow 12 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations.

    Career Opportunities
    Upon completion of the program and successfully passing the NCLEX-PN exam, your career opportunities include:
    • Practical Nursing in office settings, clinics, public schools, outpatient and long-term care centers, urgent care and acute care settings, including rehabilitation centers
    • Bridge into an LPN to BSN program

  • M O O N L I G H T   P R O G R A M
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    Top LPN Program Badge 2019 Come see why our PN program was
    ranked #3 in Massachusetts based on
    our NCLEX pass rates for the last 5 years.

    Our Practical Nursing Program
    is Full for Fall 2019!

    The application process for August 2019
    has ended. Please check back in the fall
    for updates on how to apply for
    the Class of August 2020.


    Program Coordinator
    • Joann Monks MBA, MSc, RN-BC, RMA

    • Kerri-Lyn Abbruzzese, RN, MSN
    • Rose Allain, BSN, RN, CCN
    • Nancy Boutin, BSN, RN
    • Ellen Capstick, RN, MSN
    • Charlene Gonynor, MSN, RN
    • Keara Holmes, BSN, RN
    • Ellyn Guinding, RN, MSN
    • Ana Olivar MSN, RN- Full Time
    • Raiza Olivar, RN, MSN
    • Kathleen Perri, BSN, MA, RN
    • Lorraine Rabidou, BSN, RN
    • Felicia Sullivan, MSN, RN
    • Bianca Torchia, BSN, RN

    Post-Secondary Guidance Counselor
    • Jennifer Jameson 

    Program Administrative Secretary
    • Lois Collins

    Classes take place from 3:50 to 10:10 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Clinical experiences are held one weekend each month with times to be determined by the host organization’s needs and availability.

    The tuition for this 60-week program is:
    In-District = $11, 000.00
    Out-of-District = $17, 000.00
    Out-of-State = $18, 000.00

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