New England Institute of Technology to launch Practical Nurse program

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Staff Report
Published: 10/20/2021 2:24:26 PM
Modified: 10/20/2021 2:24:32 PM

EAST GREENWICH, RI — Dr. Douglas H. Sherman, Senior Vice President and Provost at New England Institute of Technology (NEIT), announced that the university’s College of Health Sciences, in conjunction with its Department of Nursing, will offer a Practical Nurse (PN) program starting in March, 2022. This new program was developed in response to the nursing shortage both locally and nationally. The Practical Nurse program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Students can complete the Practical Nurse program in 15 months. The curriculum includes fundamental nursing skills which then advances to caring for adult medical and surgical patients, children and families, women and newborns and mental health clients. Upon successful completion of the PN program, students are awarded a certificate. They are eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN).

Graduates of the Practical Nurse program can choose their career path from several diverse employment opportunities. Some of the healthcare settings include hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics, physicians’ offices, and other medical entities.

NEIT also offers an 18-month Associate in Science in Nursing program that prepares students to begin a career as a Registered Nurse (RN). Practical Nurse graduates will have a smooth transition into the on-campus RN program. Advanced nursing degrees at NEIT also include a 15-month fully online Registered Nurse/Bachelor of Science in Nursing program (RN/BN) as well as a 24-month hybrid Master of Science in Nursing program.

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