- What are the steps to apply?
- What is the policy for transferring non-nursing credit?
- What is the criteria for advanced placement?
- What is the transfer policy if I were to come from another Practical Nursing Program?
- How is the curriculum divided?
- What are my financial obligations once I am accepted?
What are the steps to apply?
- Use quick link to Entrance Exam & register w/ ATI Test Set & sign up for one of our upcoming Entrance Exams. While on their site, if you choose, you can order the TEAS V Study Guide or Study Package. This study guide may also be available at some book stores or community college book stores.
(Title: Study Manual for the Test of Essential Academic Skills Version V, Copyright Date: 2010,
You will create a login name and password. You will access your test and results with this login. If you have any problems registering – please call ATI’s customer service at 1-800-667-7531.
- Get your results off the ATI website with your ID & password at home after all testers have completed the exam.
- Download & print application & compile all necessary documents from the list on the application & send to Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School, ATTN: LPN Program, 215 Fitchburg Street Marlborough, MA 01752.
- Once we have all necessary paperwork, we will give you an interview date.
What is the policy for transferring non-nursing credit?
- A student may seek transfer of credit from another approved institution provided that a grade of B or better has been earned and the course is comparable to the course offered at Assabet Valley Regional Technical School, Practical Nursing Program. Each applicant must present the following to the director of the PN program:
- A written request for transfer of credit.
- An official transcript of any and all previous college records and courses.
- A catalogue description of the course taken which credit is requested.
- Additional material as required by the program director.
What is the criteria for advanced placement?
To be eligible for advanced placement in Fundamentals of Nursing I the students must:
- Have successfully completed a certified nurse aide/home health aide course at one of the articulated schools, within the past five (5) years.
- Assabet Valley Regional Technical School
- Blackstone Valley Vocational Technical School
- Minuteman Regional Vocational Technical School
Passing the above criteria will enable the student to begin the Fundamentals of Nursing I course at hour 24.
What is the transfer policy if I were to come from another Practical Nursing Program?
A transfer student is one who has completed nursing hours in another Practical Nursing or Registered Nursing program. Students who have completed non-nursing hours will be allowed an exemption from those hours which apply to this program and will be allowed to begin at the start of the nursing content. To be allowed to transfer, the student must:
- Meet the Director of the Practical Nursing Program to discuss transfer.
- Provide Assabet Valley with:
- A formal application to the Program (provide all information)
- Official transcript of courses completed; Nursing and Science courses must be completed with a B or better grade.
The Director of the Practical Nursing Program will:
- Evaluate the previous coursework for a match with required hours and content of the Assabet Valley Program.
- Determine the amount/content of the Program which must be completed by the student in order to meet requirements for graduation.
- Present the information and completed student files to the Admissions Committee for action.
The transfer student must understand that he/she:
- Must have been in good standing with the previous school/program. Any issue related to safe clinical practice will prevent transfer.
- Will meet planned attendance schedules in order to be certified for graduation by this program.
- Will maintain a 75 or better average in all courses to be attended and a P (Pass) grading in Clinical Practice.
- Will adhere to all Student Policies from the Assabet Valley Practical Nursing students.
- Will be admitted to the Program on a space available basis.
Transfer student charges: Tuition will be pro-rated, based on the current total tuition and the number of hours needed to meet requirements for graduation and licensure. Students needing to begin with Term I nursing courses will pay full tuition.
- In addition to tuition, transfer students will:
- Purchase the clinical uniform of the Program.
- Purchase the texts necessary for the planned courses.
- Provide personal health insurance.
- Purchase liability insurance for clinical practice.
- Provide up to date CPR certification
How is the curriculum divided?
The Practical Nursing Program is ten months (40 weeks). It will follow the school calendar for the Assabet Valley Regional Technical School. Class, laboratory or clinical practice will be held on Monday through Friday from 7:50am to 2:30pm. See Program of Studies for more information.
What are my financial obligations once I am accepted?
Prior to applying for financial aid all students must complete the online FAFSA form.
|IN-DISTRICT:||$500 Non-refundable Registration Fee upon acceptance into program
|OUT OF DISTRICT:||$500 Non-refundable Registration Fee upon acceptance into program
|*Held in escrow for Licensure Exam (non-refundable)|
Tuition payments may be made in cash, by official bank check or money order, or by credit card to the business Office at Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School. Make all checks payable to AVRVSD. Assabet Valley′s institutional fund policy is distinct and different from the Federal Return of Title IV funds policy. The school is required to perform a Return of Title IV Funds calculation for all federal (and State) financial aid recipients who withdraw (officially or unofficially) from Assabet Valley on or before the 60% point of the payment period. (Each payment period is 500 hours-Assabet′s programs have two payment periods). Students who are subject to the return of any Title IV funds may result in a balance due to Assabet Valley, the Federal Government, or both. See Federal Return of Title IV Funds Policy for further explanation on the return of Title IV funds. This policy may be accessed from the Financial Aid Office.
- If a recipient of Title IV withdraws during a payment period, Assabet Valley must calculate the amount of Title IV aid the student earned. Unearned Title IV funds must be returned to the Title IV programs.
- Assabet will use the Federal Department of Education′s R2T4 software to determine if funds need to be returned to Title IV programs.
- All program directors or instructor will notify the financial aid office when a student has withdrawn from their program.
- The Financial Aid Office will notify the Business Office when a student who has received Title IV assistance has withdrawn. The Financial Aid Office will then calculate the refund to determine how much, if any, of the federal dollars should be returned to the programs.
- After the refund has been calculated the school will return the funds to the following programs in the order listed:
- Unsubsidized Stafford Loan Program
- Subsidized Stafford Loan Program
- PLUS Loan
- Pell Grant Program
- The student will have access to the refund amount and how it was disbursed.
(it is understood that no program will have more money returned than was originally disbursed.)
*Includes processing fee
Please note those students receiving federal financial aid will receive an individual tuition payment invoice for the balance of their payments based upon the payment plan chosen.
Assabet Valley Regional School Practical Nursing Program Refund Policy:
In compliance with the guidelines for refund of student charges set forth by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, the following refund policy has been established and approved by the Assabet Valley School Committee. Please remember that the $500.00 non-refundable seat reservation fee is not part of the tuition.
|If withdrawal occurs:||Tuition obligation to Assabet:|
|August 1st-August 31st||25% of the tuition|
|September 1st-February 1st||50% of the tuition|
|February 2nd-April 2nd||75% of the tuition|
|After April 2nd||100% of the tuition|
Any student who withdraws or is withdrawn from Assabet Valley′s Practical Nursing Program will be responsible for payment of his or her tuition, based upon the date of withdrawal. Reminder: your $500.00 registration fee is non-refundable. Amounts paid which exceed the tuition obligation (please see detail below) will be refunded upon written request. All requests must be made in writing to the Business Office. This refund policy is applicable for all students who are not receiving financial aid.
Students receiving Title IV Federal Financial Assistance are subject to federal refund policy (R2T4). R2T4 calculations are completed within 45 days from the date of determination. A student who withdraws may become ineligible for Federal Student Aid and thus is responsible for his or her tuition obligation.
Tuition Policy for Re-Admission
Students accepted for re-admission will pay the tuition at the current rate set by the School Committee. Re-admitted student will be responsible for the entire tuition and lab fee. No credit will be given for lab fees paid for previous admission.
Financial Aid is also available for students who are eligible through the Stafford Loan Pell Grant and/or the Massachusetts Grant Scholarship Program. Low interest and no interest loans are also available to eligible students. Metro South West Employment and Training aid is, also, available to eligible students.
Students receiving federal financial aid must select one of the tuition payment plan options for payment of the remaining tuition if necessary. Students receiving federal financial aid who withdraw or are withdrawn from Assabet Valley′s Practical Nursing Program are subject to federal refund policy (R2T4). R2T4 calculations are completed within 45 days from the date of determination. A student who withdraws may become ineligible for federal student aid and thus is responsible for his or her tuition obligation.
*For return of Title IV and MA State funds information, please refer to the financial aid policy and procedures manual, available in the financial aid office.
- MetroWest Health Foundation has a scholarship available for eligible students who reside or are employed in the MetroWest area. www.mwhealth.org
- Catherine Philbin Memorial Fund is a scholarship available to eligible students.
The following estimated expenses are the responsibility of the student and any such other expenses as may be necessary for completion of the program.
|Textbooks / Resources
PN Lab Supplies
ATI online Testing Package
Clinical Site Parking
|Estimated Total||$ 2,772|
*Held in escrow (non-refundable) for Licensure Exam. Subject to School Committee approval and State Revisions.
Pens and pencils, loose-leaf notebooks, white stockings, white shoes, wrist watch with a second hand, and assignment notebooks will also be necessary expenses incurred by the student.