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Best Practical Nursing Program

Proudly Earns Top-Ranking in Annual Assessment – November 20, 2023

The need to serve and care for others is a powerful driving force, and if a person can transform that need into a meaningful career path, it's all the more rewarding. For those interested in pursuing a career in nursing, our adult Practical Nursing program is helping its graduates launch nursing careers now when the need for professionally trained skilled nurses is in high demand., a leading resource for LPN/LVN students, recently announced our evening nursing program as the #5 Ranked Practical Nursing Program in its annual assessment, recognizing exceptional programs in Massachusetts. The ranking assists aspiring nurses with a resource for selecting a prospective nursing school. The evaluation considers various factors, including past and present first-time National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN) pass rates, weighted by year, and a methodology that assesses how effectively a program supports its students on their journey toward licensure and beyond.

"It's an honor to be #5 in the 2024 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 hard work and dedication of our students, faculty, staff, and stakeholders working together to support our program and champion the growth of nursing professionals through education."

The Moonlight Program in Practical Nursing at Blackstone Valley Tech proudly serves adult learners in the District, out of District, and out of state. It is a part-time, 60-week program that accommodates non-traditional students, balancing additional commitments to family and work.