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Practical Nursing Program Recognition

Our LPN Program Is Ranked 3rd in the State by Nursing Schools Almanac 

With the demand for skilled nurses particularly significant, the Blackstone Valley Tech Practical Nursing (post-secondary) program was recently ranked #3 in the state by Nursing Schools Almanac. This organization annually ranks the best nursing schools in Massachusetts to help aspiring nurses with a resource for selecting their future nursing school.

For the 2021 rankings of LPN programs, the research team at Nursing Schools Almanac compiled an extensive database of student performance on the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN). Aspiring practical nurses must pass this examination before commencing practice. Thus, student performance on the exam provides an excellent benchmark for comparing the relative quality of programs.

The ranking methodology focused on the NCLEX-PN pass rates among first-time test-takers. As well as the average number of annual graduates, and previous calendar years, 2011 through 2020 were analyzed, weighted by year, and averages together. They used this metric to rank all of the Massachusetts’ LPN programs accordingly.

Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School: #3

NCLEX-PN pass rate among first-time test-takers: 95.5%

The average number of LPN students graduating annually: 17

Data analyzed: Calendar years 2011 through 2020

“It’s an honor to be included in the Nursing Schools Almanacs 2021 rankings of the best nursing programs in Massachusetts,” said Practical Nursing Coordinator Joann Monks, MBA, MSc, RN-BC. RMA. “This is a tribute to the dedication of our students, faculty, staff, and stakeholders working together in support of our program.”

The Blackstone Valley Tech Practical Nursing program proudly serves adult learners in District, out of District, and out of state. For more information, visit