• The Practical Nursing Program is a 40-week, full-time Post-Secondary course with 1,097 hours of classroom and 540 hours of clinical instruction. The clinical experience is designed to assist students in the application of classroom theory within various healthcare facilities in the community. After completing the program, Practical Nurse graduates are eligible to take the National Council of Licensing Examination for Practical Nursing. To accommodate diverse schedules, both a daytime and an evening/weekend division are offered. Every August, 40 students are admitted to each division. The application and testing process begins in December for the following August class.
     
    Greater Lowell Technical Practical Nurse Program is fully approved by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing and is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education.

    Mission Statement

    Greater Lowell Technical School Adult Post-Secondary Programs commit to provide students with a dynamic academic and technical education to prepare them with the knowledge, skills and attributes needed to be successful in their chosen profession. We prepare and encourage students to be lifelong learners while realizing and pursuing their individual potential for personal and professional success.


    DAY DIVISION

    1. Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 2:35 p.m.
    2. 40 students admitted every August.
    3. Class of 2018 begins on Tuesday, August 22, 2017
    4. June 20, 2018 projected completion date.

    EVENING/WEEKEND DIVISION

    1. Monday - Thursday from 4:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m
    2. Every other weekend, Sat. and Sun. 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    3. 40 students admitted every August.
    4. Class of 2018 begins on Tuesday, August 22, 2017
    5. June 20, 2018 projected completion date.

    TUITION:

    In-District $6,500 - Lowell, Dracut, Tyngsboro, and Dunstable residents.

    Out-of-District residents $8,200

    Pell Grants and Direct Loans are available to qualified students.


    CONTACT:

    Joyce Silk, PN Secretary, (978) 441-4874

    email: jsilk@gltech.org


    CAREER OUTLOOK

    Our graduates perform above the national average. The Licensed Practical Nurse is in demand in a variety of area facilities and settings. According to the Occupational Employment and Wages May 2014, www.bls.gov/oes/, the Massachusetts annual mean wage is $53,820 with an hourly rate of $25.88. Greater Lowell has an articulation agreement with Middlesex Community College which helps facilitate the process of advancing into their registered nurse program.

    EDUCATIONAL MOBILITY

    Consistent with the program's philosophy, Greater Lowell Technical School Practical Nurse Program encourages recognition of previous learning and continuation of this process after graduation. Practical Nurse Education provides a foundation upon which further education can be built for the purpose of personal and professional growth and development. This growth can be fostered through our articulation agreement with Middlesex Community College or by attending other higher educational institutions.
     
    Program Curriculum
    Science Courses:  Anatomy and Physiology
    Microbiology
    Social Science Courses:
    Mental Health Concepts
    Growth & Development
     
    Nursing Courses
    Fundamentals of Nursing
    Medical-Surgical Nursing
    Care of the Elderly Nursing
    Maternity and Pediatric Nursing
    Pharmacology
    Vocational Trends
     
    Cooperating Health Care Agencies
    Lowell General Hospital and the Saints Medical Campus
    D’Youville Senior Care, Inc.
    New England Pediatrics
    Palm Manor
    Wingate of Andover

    Institutional Facilities
    Available to students are a skills lab with simulation mannequins, Library Media Services, Smartboard, LCD projectors, chromebooks, and computers. 

     

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