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 the education, experience and technology to become
a safe, professional provider of nursing care to diverse,
multicultural populations across the life span, with well
defined health care needs. The PNP provides and supports
professional behavior, critical thinking, 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 and DNP.
Licensed Practical Nursing Program Description
Since 1973, this 40-week, full time day program (Monday - Friday
7:50am to 2:30pm), beginning late August and running through mid-June,
prepares men and women for the NCLEX-PN license examination. Graduates
are prepared for opportunities in nursing homes, office nursing,
clinics, hospitals, and community health nursing. Upon completion of the
program, graduates receive a certificate of proficiency in Practical Nursing.
The nursing program has Full Approval Status from the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing. The nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing Inc., ACEN, (formerly the NLNAC) 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326.
The nursing program is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) Commission on Public Schools Committee on Technical and Career Institutions.