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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 healthcare field is struggling to find qualified, highly-skilled nurses and compassionate healthcare professionals to perform vital roles in patient care. It’s our mission to provide life-changing training for adult learners looking to pursue a career in the high-demand, growth-oriented healthcare 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 healthcare settings with a concentration on caring for older adults. Healthcare trends, 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 healthcare industry.
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    Skills you will learn:
    • Patient-centered holistic care
    • Professionalism and ethics  
    • Leadership and teamwork
    • Evidence-Based Practice (EBP)
    • Quality improvement
    • Nursing competencies
    • Nursing theory
    • Pharmacology
    • Therapeutic treatments and modalities
    • Informatics and technology for nursing practice

    Our Practical Nursing Program graduates are prepared to:

    • Demonstrate professional behaviors of accountability and professionalism according to legal, ethical, and regulatory standards in the role of the practical nurse in providing care to culturally diverse clients with common, well-defined healthcare needs in a variety of structured healthcare settings.

    • Apply the nursing process using critical thinking skills to care for culturally diverse clients throughout their life span with common, well-defined healthcare needs in various structured healthcare settings.

    • Communicate effectively with clients, client families, and the interdisciplinary healthcare team, using therapeutic communication skills and technology to promote health and prevent disease.

    • Perform nursing skills based in theory and guided by the nursing process in the provision of safe, competent, effective care to ensure a secure physical and psychosocial environment for the client, family, and healthcare team in an ever-changing healthcare environment.

    • Demonstrate a caring and empathetic approach to safe, therapeutic, and individualized care for each client or group of clients.

    • Utilize teaching-learning principles of goal-directed educational plans to promote health, health maintenance, and disease prevention for clients or groups of clients within their communities.

    Job Growth
    The employment of licensed practical nurses is projected to grow 12% 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.

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    Adhering to and supported by BVT, the Practical Nursing program prepares our students for personal and professional success as practical nurses in a rapidly changing and progressively complex health care field.

    This 60-week, part-time evening program follows a high school calendar for approximately 15 months. The program starts every August and runs for 3 terms:
    • Term I – August to January
    • Term II – January to June
    Term III – August to January
    • Graduation – January  
    Academic and Clinical classes take place:
    Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
    3:50 to 9:45 p.m.

    Clinicals are held one weekend each month, October –  January and March –  June, with times to be determined by the host organization’s needs and availability. 

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


    Kristen Cummings, MSN, RN
    Alicia de Oliveira, MHS, MSN, RN
    Melissa Ferguson, BSN, RN
    Charlene Gonynor, MSN, RN,
    Ellyn Guinding, MSN, RN
    Tammy Kahale, MSN, RN
    Shaun L'Esperance, DNP, FNP-BC
    Deanna Pavone, BSN, RN,
    Aaron Unga, BSN, RN
    Shannon Viera, MSN, RN

    Administrative Secretary
    Lois Collins

    Post-Secondary Guidance Counselor
    Jacob Ramos

    The tuition for this 60-week program is:
    • In-District = $12,300.00
    • Out-of-District = $18,300.00
    • Out-of-State = $18,300.00
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