LPN Programs Massachusetts

You’ll find certificate as well as associate’s degree LPN programs in Massachusetts. These programs will take from 12 months to 24 months to complete depending on which program and if it is done full time or part time. Benefits of an associate’s degree program include a more diverse curriculum as well as the fact that you will end up with an associate’s degree, having many of the pre-requisites for a BSN program already completed. The certificate LPN program provides the necessary curriculum to prepare graduates for practical nursing licensure in Massachusetts as well, however it will take less time to complete, about 12 months. Completing a Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing approved LPN program is one of the steps required for LPN licensure by examination in the state of Massachusetts. A list of the approved LPN programs in Massachusetts can be found below along with contact information.

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LPN program instruction consists of classroom time, laboratory time as well as clinical conference or hands on training with patients in various settings. Some of the clinicals will include experience in adult health nursing and maternal and child nursing. Students will also take courses in anatomy and physiology, psychology, nutrition and nursing care courses. Other required topics and clinical experiences will also be focused on to meet the state requirements for LPN programs and to prepare graduates for the NCLEX-PN examination for licensure in Massachusetts.

LPN programs in Massachusetts will have differing admission requirements, but will all have one thing in common. They are all very competitive and can be highly selective with respect to who the choose for their LPN program. Some common admission requirements for LPN programs in Massachusetts include possessing a high school diploma or its equivalent, current immunizations, background checks and CPR certification. This is just a sample of requirements and you will need to contact the LPN program you are interested in to learn about their most current admission requirements. The best advice to follow would be to make yourself as competitive as possible by focusing on your studies and excelling in all pertinent areas.

LPN Salaries, Job Outlook and Employers in Massachusetts

Considering the demand for nurses in Massachusetts as well as throughout the country, the job outlook should be quite good for LPNs in Massachusetts. The Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development confirms this demand in their recently released job growth projection data in which they project job growth at 11.7% for the LPN profession in Massachusetts. Of course the demand for LPNs will vary around the state, but this indicates this will be a positive growth profession for what they consider the long-term.

LPN salaries in Massachusetts will also vary significantly based on a host of factors including experience, facility type and geographic location. The Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development released their most recent salary data, 5, 2009, which showed that an LPN in Massachusetts makes an average annual salary of $49,760 and an average hourly wage of $23.92. Entry level salary data was also presented and is what might be of higher importance to you at this stage. Entry level average annual salary for an LPN was $40,600 and the average hourly wage for an entry-level LPN in Massachusetts was $19.52.

The majority of LPNs in Massachusetts are working in the nursing home setting. Other facility types that LPNs find work in Massachusetts include Amedysis, Massachusetts Turnpike Authority in Westfield, Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, SunBridge Healthcare (LTC and Rehabilitation), South Shore Mental Health and Golden Living in Melrose, These are just examples of where you may consider working and good places to start a job search once you become an LPN in Massachusetts.

Another popular pathway to enter the field of health care is to become a medical assistant. If becoming an LPN in Massachusetts does not feel like the right thing to do at this point or if you are wait listed at an LPN program, this may be a good alternative or temporary path to take. Learn more about the Medical Assistant programs in Massachusetts to decide for yourself.

Approved LPN Programs in Massachusetts

Assabet Valley Regional Technical School
215 Fitchburg Street
Marlboro, MA 01752
508 485-9430
Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical School
57 Old Muggett Hill Road
Charlton, MA 01507
508 248-5971
Berkshire Community College
343 Main Street
Great Barrington, MA 01230
413 499-4660 X450
Blackstone Valley Regional Voc Tech School
65 Pleasant Street
Upton, MA 01568
508 529-7758
Blue Hills Regional Technical School
800 Randolph Street
Canton, MA 02021
781 828-5800 X305
Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical School
940 County Street
Taunton, MA 02780
508 823-5151 X240
Diman Regional School of Practical Nursing
251 Stonehaven Road
Fall River, MA 02723
508 678-2891 X1560
Greater Lowell Technical School
250 Pawtucket Boulevard
Tyngsboro, MA 01879
978 454-4870
Greenfield Communtiy College
421 North Main Street
Leeds, MA 01053
413 582-3055
Holyoke Community College
303 Homestead Avenue
Holyoke, MA 01040
413 552-2458
Massachusetts Bay Community College
19 Flagg Drive
Framingham, MA 01702
508 270-4020
McCann Technical School
70 Hodges Cross Road
North Adams, MA 01247
413 663-5383
Medical Professional Institute
380 Pleasant Street, Suite 21
Malden, MA 02148
781 397-6822
Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School
1050 Westminster Street
Fitchburg, MA 01420
978 345-9200 X5107
Mount Wachusett Community College
444 Green Street
Gardner, MA 01440
978 632-6600
North Shore Community College
1 Ferncroft Road P.O. Box 3340
Danvers, MA 01923
978 762-4000 X1506
Northern Essex Community College
45 Franklin Street
Lawrence, MA 01841
978 738-7447
Quincy College
34 Coddington Street
Quincy, MA 02169
617 984-1601
Quinsigamond Community College
670 W. Boylston Street
Worcester, MA 01606
508 854-4262
Roxbury Community College
1234 Columbus Avenue
Boston, MA 02120
617 541-5313
Shawsheen Valley School of Practical Nursing
100 Cook Street
Billerica, MA 01821
978 671-3646
Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical School
250 Foundry Street
South Easton, MA 02375
508 238-1860
Tri-County Regional Technical High School
147 Pond Street
Franklin, MA 02038
508 528-5400
Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School
220 Sandwich Road
Bourne, MA 02532
508 759-7711

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