Massachusetts Bay Community College
19 Flagg Drive
Framingham, Massachusetts 01702
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LPN Program Details
The Practical Nursing Program is designed to meet the educational needs of those who wish career entry as a licensed health care worker. Graduates are employed in various health care settings such as extended care facilities, hospitals, clinics and offices. The Day option of the Practical Nursing Program is conducted over a 40-week period beginning in the Fall semester and continuing through June. Classes, Lab & Clinical are scheduled full-time during the day. Clinical experience begins as early as 6 a.m. and may continue as late as 5 p.m. Typically, the clinical experience is 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. The didactic lab and clinical components of nursing courses must be taken concurrently and sequentially.
The Practical Nursing program has been approved by the Board of Registration in Nursing in Massachusetts. Graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Exam for Practical Nurses. Upon completion, the Certificate in Practical Nursing is awarded.
You can continue with your education at MassBay and pursue an Associate’s Degree.
Applicants for admission to Health Profession Programs will be evaluated on an individual basis. Students seeking admission to the Practical Nursing program will be evaluated by GPA and total number of college-level credits completed at MassBay. Priority for admission is given to current MassBay students. Applicants must also meet all other required course prerequisites for the program. Minimum eligibility for admissions to this program includes:
-MassBay Placement into Freshman English I (EN 101) or completion of College Writing (WR 100) with a grade of C or better.
-MassBay Placement into Intermediate Algebra (MA 098) or completion of Introductory Algebra (MA 095) with a grade of C or better.
-Successful completion of Reading Assessment Test
Refer to the Competitive Programs Admissions requirements.
Students are strongly encouraged to take BI 113, BI 118, HL 111, and PS 118 prior to entering the program.
CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information) and SORI (Sexual Offender Registry Information) background checks are required prior to clinical placement and will be conducted in accordance with state regulations. CORI and SORI results are confidential. (Individuals who have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor crime, or with a pending criminal case must meet eligibility requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing for licensure.)
Proof of CPR certification is required on or before the first day of the first semester and must be submitted to the Health, Human Services, and Education office. The Healthcare Provider Card (from the American Heart Association) and the Professional Rescuer Card (from American Red Cross or National Safety Council) are the only types of CPR certification that meet this requirement. Students may enroll in a Health Care Provider course through the Community and Corporate Education Department.