CANTON — Superintendent Jill Rossetti and Practical Nursing Program Coordinator Betty Tangney are pleased to announce that the Blue Hills Regional Technical School has been ranked as having one of the top Practical Nursing Programs in Massachusetts by the website Nursing Schools Almanac.
For their 2021 rankings of LPN programs in the state, the research team at Nursing Schools Almanac compiled an extensive database of student performance on the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN). Aspiring practical nurses in the United States must pass this examination before they may practice nursing.
The Nursing Schools Almanac calculated each program’s NCLEX-PN pass rate among first-time test-takers. This is the standard program assessment metric reported by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing. When possible, first-time NCLEX-PN pass rates were calculated over a period of time, typically the past decade of student performance.
LPN programs were then rated accordingly.
Blue Hills Regional Technical School’s Practical Nursing Program was ranked fourth on the list of programs. The school’s NCLEX-PN pass rate among first-time test takers is listed at 95 percent. On average there are 36 students who graduate annually in this department, according to data from 2011-2020.
The top 10 schools on the list are as follows:
- Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical School
- Southeastern Technical Institute
- Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School
- Blue Hills Regional Technical School
- Northern Essex Community College
- North Shore Community College
- Greater Lowell Technical High School
- Assabet Valley Regional Technical School
- Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School
- Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School
“To be ranked among these excellent nursing programs is a testament to the quality of our staff as well as the hard work and determination of our nursing students, and we are honored to receive this recognition,” Superintendent Rossetti said.
To learn more about the Practical Nursing Program at Blue Hills, click here.