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ASSABET Practical Nursing Program
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This 10 month, full time, day program (Monday - Friday, 7:50 am - 2:20 pm) beginning late August through June, prepares men and women to fulfill their dreams to have a career instead of just a job. Graduates are prepared for opportunities in nursing homes, office nursing, clinics, hospitals and community health nursing. At the end of the program students receive a Certificate of Proficiency in Practical Nursing and are eligible to take the NCLEX-PN for licensing as a Licensed Practical Nurse!!
The LPN practices according to the Nurse Practice Act of each state, but generally performs direct care, including the administration of medications, treatments and assists in teaching patients and families. In many long-term care settings, the LPN manages and delegates the nursing care provided by unlicensed personnel. The LPN must successfully complete an educational program that provides the knowledge and skills for practice and pass the National Licensing Examination (NCLEX-PN).
Assabet Valley Regional Technical School (AVRTS) Practical Nurse Program (PNP) supports and adheres to the mission of the AVRTS district. Further, the PNP is committed to providing the practical nursing student with education, experience and technology to become a safe, professional provider of nursing care to diverse, multicultural populations, with well-defined health care needs. The PNP provides and supports professional behavior, clinical reasoning, therapeutic communication and safe skill development. The PNP values individuals who practice competently with care while maintaining ethical standards. The AVRTS PNP supports practical nursing as a strong foundation for entry into practice as a professional nurse. AVRTS PNP promotes pathways to continuing education to the ADN, BSN, MSN, DNP and PhD.
Students have the right to know the completion rate for the program.
2020 - 2021
74% completion rate
97% first time NCLEX pass rate
90% employment of licensed graduates responding within 6 months
The US Dept. of Education reports as of 2020 the typical student leaves with $9,500 of Federal debt. For information about graduation rates, loan repayment rates, and post-enrollment earnings about this institution please visit
The program meets licensure requirements in MA. For licensure in other states, check the requirements from that state board of registration in nursing.
The practical nursing students have partnered with Health Tech. students to make Assabet a Dementia Friendly school. To find out more, go to www.come2bdementiafriendlymarlborough.org
The School is in compliance with Federal regulations, Title II, Title VI, Title IX and Section 504 and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts regulations under Chapter 622 of the Acts of 1972, and makes available its advantages, privileges, and course of study without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, handicap or disability.
The Assabet Practical Nurse Program received a Responsive Grant from the Metrowest Health Foundation to upgrade the Clinical Resource Center - Simulation Lab. This grant will provide a new AV system for live streaming of simulation scenarios, a video library and faculty training for the new software. A Metrowest Health Foundation Grant was awarded in 2006 for the original construction of the Center and Assabet PN students receive Metrowest Health Foundation Scholarships annually. The partnership of Metrowest Health Foundation has been instrumental in the PN program success.
Once a student reaches 18 years of age or attends a post secondary institution, he or she becomes an "eligible student" and all rights formerly given to parents under FERPA transfer to the student. The eligible student has the right to have access to his or her education records, the right to seek to have the records amended, the right to have control over the disclosure of personally identifiable information from the records (except in certain circumstances specified in the FERPA regulations, some of which are discussed below), and the right to file a complaint with the Department. The term "education records" is defined as those records that contain information directly related to a student and which are maintained by an educational agency or institution or by a party acting for the agency or institution. For more information and full text go to https://www.ed.gov/
The nursing program has Full Approval Status from the Massachusetts Board of Regisration in Nursing. The nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing Inc., (ACEN) 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA, 30326, (404) 975-5000, https://www.acenursing.org/
The institution is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) Commission on Public Schools Committee on Technical and Career Institutions.