Program of StudyBlackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School has received prerequisite approval to potentially develop a practical nursing program for Initial Approval from the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing to establish a practical nursing program.Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School is pleased to offer a part time, 60-week evening adult practical nursing program to begin September 2009. The program meets the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing by providing 1090 hours of instruction; a minimum of 945 hours are nursing courses and. 540 hours of the nursing course hours are in clinical practice.
The program design offers comprehensive practical nursing instruction that considers care to multicultural and diverse human beings across their life span from birth to death. The curriculum will concentrate 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 Nurse (NCLEX-PN).The evening program will meet three times per week (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday) 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.