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Becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is one of the many professions in the health care industry. Licensed practical nurses work under the facilitation of registered nurses and are typically tasked with the same responsibilities and duties that registered nurses perform on a regular basis. From assessing patient needs, evaluating treatment progress, devising nursing care plans, administering medication, changing wound dressings and so on. The job functions of an LPN are not as easy and simple as one might think.

In the state of Massachusetts, those who plan on taking an LPN program can find a variety of colleges and universities to enroll in. Before applicants can enroll, certain requirements must first be met in order to be eligible for the program. Character-wise, an ideal licensed practical nurse course taker should be physically and mentally fit, compassionate and should have strong decision-making competencies. Meanwhile, requirements on paper include several prerequisite subjects that should be completed.

LPN programs in Massachusetts are open for applicants who have attained, at the least, a high school education or an equivalent degree. Prerequisite subjects for LPN programs include Intro to Chemistry, Human Anatomy & Physiology, Microbiology, Developmental Psychology, English Composition and Elementary Statistics.

In addition, before applicants can be admitted to the school to begin an LPN program, students must first complete and pass a criminal background assessment, sex offender registry check and physical evaluations. Complete vaccination and immunization are also key admission requirements due to the fact that students will be designated to hospital areas and medical facilities that care for AIDS patients for their clinical training and field experience.

A full-time LPN program takes up to one year and involves on-the-job training in an actual medical facility. The main reason for this is to provide course takers with the chance to apply theories and techniques they’ve learned from class sessions. The final phase of completing an LPN program and becoming a fully-fledged licensed practical nurse is the NCLEX-PN examination. Upon completion and passing of this exam, you will obtain a certificate shortly after.

Salary for licensed practical nurses in Massachusetts vary on different variables, including population, type of work and work competition. The medial income rage of LPNs in Massachusetts range between $38,600 to $55,000 a year.

The state of Massachusetts provide a range of schools that are accredited and authorized to offer programs and certifications for LPNs. These include North Shore Community College and Quinsigamond Community College.

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List of LPN Schools in Massachusetts (MA)

Complete list of Massachusetts schools that offer state approved LPN training programs:

Assabet Valley Regional Technical School

215 Fitchburg Street
Marlboro, MA 01752

Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical School

57 Old Muggett Hill Road
Charlton, MA 01507

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

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

Greenfield Communtiy College c/o VA Medical Center

421 North Main Street
Leeds, MA 01053

Holyoke Community College

303 Homestead Avenue
Holyoke, MA 01040

Massachusetts Bay Community College

19 Flagg Drive
Framingham, MA 01702

McCann Technical School

70 Hodges Cross Road
North Adams, MA 01247

Medical Professional Institute

380 Pleasant Street, Suite 21
Malden, MA 02148

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

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

Quincy College LPN Program

34 Coddington Street
Quincy, MA 02169

Quinsigamond Community College

670 W. Boylston Street
Worcester, MA 01606

Roxbury Community College

1234 Columbus Avenue
Boston, MA 02120

Salter College LPN Program

184 West Boylston Street
West Boylsto, MA 01583

Shawsheen Valley School of Practical Nursing

100 Cook Street
Billerica, MA 01821

Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical School

250 Foundry Street
South Easton, MA 02375

Tri-County Regional Technical High School

147 Pond Street
Franklin, MA 02038

Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School

220 Sandwich Road
Bourne, MA 02532

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