WELCOME TO THE PRACTICAL NURSE PROGRAM

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WELCOME TO THE

PRACTICAL NURSE PROGRAM

GENERAL INFORMATION SESSION

Judith M. Pelletier, MSN, RN, CNE, Director

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What is the Practical Nurse Program?Certificate Program

Full Time Days (Monday to Friday) 30 hours per week for 10 monthsPart Time Eves – 12-18 hours per week for 2 years3 eves per week (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday)

OR

1 evening (Monday) and 12 hours on Saturday

Prepared to work as a LPN in a variety of settings

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LPN OR RN WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?

_____________________________________________________________LPN Primary Work Sites –

Long Term Care, Community Health, Healthcare Provider Offices, Health Centers, Hospital Out-Patient Centers and Clinics, Corrections, In-Patient General Medical-Surgical Floors (selectively – varies greatly by location)

RN Primary Works Sites

All of the above plus Intensive Care and other Specialty Units (Cardiac, Maternity, Pediatrics)

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What are the prerequisites?

NO COURSE PREREQUISITES REQUIRED

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Does the program accept Transfer Credit?

Yes! If …If the academic institution was accredited by an agency recognized by the US Department of Education

and

The course(s) was/were completed within the past

TWO years

and

Final Grade was a

“B-” or better

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HOW DO I APPLY? (TWO STEP PROCESS)

STEP ONEApply to the program ($25.00)

Register for Entrance Exam (

$85.00

) [TEAS – Test of Essential Academic Skills]

*must take exam at UCT

The TEAS may be repeated twice; in other words, three attempts per admission cycle

Tests administered throughout the academic year (4 hours).

Reading (53 Questions)

Math (36 Questions)

English (28 Questions)

STEP TWO

Must have H.S. Transcript OR GED Results

Send in transcripts for any College Courses taken previously

Three References

Interview with Director

Health Clearance

Immunizations (agency requirements)

CPR Certification

Health Insurance Required throughout the Program

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When are the interviews?Upon passing all three sections of the TEAS, applicants are interviewedNancy will contact you to schedule an appointment

Plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment to complete required paperwork

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How big are the classes?

Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical SchoolFull-time Days: up to 60 Students Admitted (30 students per classroom)

Part-time Eves: up to 30 Students Admitted

Clinical occurs at a variety of locations

on and off Cape Everyone will have to travel!

(10 students per clinical group maximum)

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When will I know if I’ve been accepted into the program?Rolling Admissions

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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS*

Serologic Proof of ImmunityHepatitis BMeasles/Mumps/Rubella

Varicella

Immunizations

Tdap [within 10 years]

Influenza [every year]

TB screening [After August 1]

Health Clearance

*These requirements are subject to change as required by MA DPH and/or affiliating clinical agencies

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Letters are sent when a student file becomes complete

Acceptance and Wait List LettersDeposit of $1,000.00 due within two weeks of acceptance

Seat is secured

after deposit paid

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How Will I Pay my Tuition?

Full Payment by:Bank Check or Money OrderAward of Financial Aid

is due two weeks prior to the

start of classes (August 2018)

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Anticipated Tuition and FeesFall 2019 [Subject to Change]

In-District Tuition

Bourne, Falmouth, Marion, Sandwich, Wareham

$9,750.00

Out of District Tuition

All other towns in Massachusetts

$11,000.00

Books, Uniforms, & other Associated Fees*

$3,780.00

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Out of State Tuition

$13,250.00

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NCSBN (National Council of State Boards of Nursing) is dedicated to developing psychometrically sound and legally defensible nurse licensure

examinations consistent with current practice. These exams include the NCLEX-RN and

NCLEX-PN

Examinations.

Go to: www.ncsbn.org/nclex

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Consider . . .

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Current clinical sites

Cape Cod HospitalFalmouth HospitalBeth Israel Deaconess at Plymouth

Spaulding Hospital of Cape Cod

Vibra

Hospital of Southeastern MassJML Care CenterCape Heritage

Liberty Commons

Bourne Manor

Physician’s Offices

Community Health Centers

Hospice Care

Correctional Facilities

Mental-Health Facilities

Wound Care Centers

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What are your Pass Rates on the Licensing Exam?

Take the licensure exam (NCLEX-PN) after Graduation *

A

dditional cost $430.00

*Optional Prep course cost $350.00

First Time Pass Rate for 2017 =

95

%

[Average National Pass Rate for 2017 = 84%]

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Planning AheadWhat can I be doing now?The following are offered at

UCT by Adult & Continuing Education:Medical TerminologyBasic Anatomy & Physiology (non transferable)

CPR/American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers

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Computer Skills

Computer based testing on you own device Google Platform

G-mail

Attach documents

Google DocsMicrosoftWord for papersPowerPoint for presentations (optional)Spell CheckCut/Copy/Paste

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