We encourage you to apply for admission to our Practical Nursing Program. Healthcare is experiencing a major shortage of licensed personnel in Massachusetts, as well as overall in the United States. You can make a difference! We are still recruiting candidates for the Practical Nursing Program which begins in September 2021.
Interested candidates should register for the TEAS examination through atitesting.com at any available testing site. However, we encourage students applying for admission to our school to select Blue Hills Regional Technical School as your Virtual TEAS Exam location. Our TEAS dates and times are listed below.
Monday, February 22, 2021 at 9:00 am
Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 1:00 pm
Friday, April 9, 2021 at 9:00 am
Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 1:00 pm
We require a minimum of 60 days between retaking the TEAS exam. If you have taken the TEAS examination within the last two years according to the student's start in the program, please contact atitesting.com to send your qualified TEAS result to the Admissions Office at Blue Hills Regional Technical School.
Qualified minimum TEAS Result for application are:
Reading Comprehension: 62% and Mathematics: 50%.
Candidates must contact ATI to submit their qualified TEAS Examination Results to the Admissions Office at Blue Hills Regional Technical School.
An application for admissions will be emailed to you to complete. An application fee of $50.00 must be submitted to activate your application. Additional, application credentials:
- High School Transcript or GED/HiSet.
- Foreign transcript and CED (Center for Educational Documentation, Inc.) evaluation and translation.
- College Transcript, if any.
- Letter of Recommendation
- Personal Interview
Our Practical Nursing Program
Men and women apply to the Practical Nursing Program at Blue Hills Regional Technical School (Postsecondary Programs Division) for various career-related and personal reasons. Perhaps they are deeply committed to helping people. They may desire a higher-paying position with growth potential and a solid future. Or they might want to make a dramatic switch from the field in which they are currently employed.
Regardless of their motivation, it’s clear that our Practical Nursing graduates obtain tremendously rewarding positions in the burgeoning and competitive healthcare field. The thorough preparation we provide, along with the reputation of our Program, give them an all-important edge when applying for jobs or additional educational opportunities.Our Practical Nursing Program is the cornerstone of their success. It is offered to post-secondary adults on a full-time basis for 40 weeks from September to June, Monday through Friday from 7:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Clinical hours may vary to accommodate clinical agency availability.
Our Practical Nursing Program is the cornerstone of their success. It is offered to post-secondary adults on a full-time basis for 40 weeks from September to June, Monday through Friday from 7:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Clinical hours may vary to accommodate clinical agency availability.
The Practical Nursing Program offers a rigorous educational experience of theory and clinical practice which prepares graduates to take the NCLEX-PN (National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nursing) through the State Board of Registration in Nursing. Our faculty provides an exceptional learning environment and the support services to ensure that students succeed.
Our graduates become leaders in the healthcare community who feel that the decision to enroll in the Practical Nursing Program was the best one they ever made. They often cite the helpfulness of our instructors, the comprehensiveness of the Practical Nursing curriculum, our outstanding placement rate, the value of getting clinical experience in a healthcare setting, and the prestige of a Blue Hills Practical Nursing certificate as key reasons why they strongly recommend the Program to prospective students.
Upon graduation, students are ready for an exciting job or further education. Our alumni may apply for admission with advanced placement to many Registered Nursing programs.
If Blue Hills Regional Technical School sounds like the kind of invigorating place where you would like to grow and achieve your goals, explore this website for all the information you will need to get started. We welcome inquiries from the public. Please pay close attention to the deadline for each section of your application. Late applications are subject to cancellation and may limit your opportunity to join.
Equal Education Opportunities
Blue Hills Regional Technical School is an Equal Opportunity educational institution. All programs, courses of study and activities are open to all students without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, sexual orientation or disability.
The School District is in full compliance with Massachusetts Law, Chapter 622 of the Acts of 1971 and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (U.S. Code), and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Individuals may make inquiries relative to Chapter 622, Title IX and Section 504 from the Director of Admissions and Financial Aid at the school or by calling (781) 828-5800 x231.
Required under the Students Right to Know and Campus Security Act, Public Law 101-542 and Public Law 102-26, the Blue Hills Regional Technical School will provide you with the school’s completion rate of students entering our programs and statistics concerning the occurrence of criminal offenses, if any, on our campus. Our Campus Safety and Security Report is provided on the US Department of Education’s website at https://ope.ed.gov/campussafety/#/institution/list. You will need to type in our school name (Blue Hills Regional Technical School) and City (Canton) and then select our school.
Accreditations and Approvals
Blue Hills Regional Technical School Postsecondary Programs Division is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education and approved by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Department of Education and by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Board of Registration in Nursing. Upon successful completion of the Practical Nursing Program, students will receive a certificate of proficiency in Practical Nursing.
Blue Hills Regional Technical School is accredited by:
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Commission on Public Schools
3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100
Burlington, MA 01803-4514
Blue Hills Regional Technical School Postsecondary Programs Division is accredited by:
The Commission of the Council on Occupational Education
7840 Roswell Road, Building 300, Suite 325
Atlanta, GA 30350
Practical Nursing Program is approved by:
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Office for Career/Vocational Technical Education
75 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148-4906
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Board of Registration in Nursing
Division of Health Professions Licensure Department of Public Health
239 Causeway Street, Suite 500, 5th floor
Boston, MA 02114
Blue Hills Regional Technical School is located at 800 Randolph Street in Canton, Massachusetts. The site consists of thirty-four acres with a scenic view of the school’s namesake, the hill known as “Big Blue.” Blue Hills Regional’s facilities and equipment fully comply with all federal, state, and local ordinances and regulations, including requirements pertaining to fire safety, building safety, handicapped access, and health.
The Practical Nursing program’s space contains a general purpose classroom, skills laboratory, media and library, a student lounge/lunch area, and administrative offices. Labs are furnished with modern equipment representative of industry standards. Students have access to the Blue Hills Regional School District library.
Practical Nursing Curriculum
I - 16 weeks
Anatomy & Physiology
Fundamentals of Practical Nursing
Classroom (86 hours)
Lab (84 hours)
Clinical Lab (84 hours)
Personal & Professional Adjustments I
II - 16 weeks
Medical-Surgical Nursing I
Classroom (83 hours)
Clinical Lab (48 hours)
Medical-Surgical Nursing II
Classroom (62 hours)
Clinical Lab (140 hours)
Growth & Development I & II
Personal & Professional Adjustments II & III
III - 8 weeks
Family Centered Nursing
Classroom (25 hours)
Clinical Lab (48 hours)
Leadership & Management
Classroom (16 hours)
Clinical Lab (92 hours)
Passing Grade: 75%
Total Hours: 1147
Alliance Healthcare, Braintree, MA
The Boston Home, Boston, MA
Canton Public Schools, Canton, MA
Curahealth, Stoughton, MA
Ellis Nursing Center, Norwood, MA
German Center for Extender Care, W. Roxbury, MA
Head Start Pre-School, Whitman, MA
John Scott House Rehab and Nursing Center, Braintree, MA
Royal Braintree Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Braintree, MA
Brockton Veterans Administration Hospital, Brockton, MA
Determination of “Good Moral Character” prerequisites states that licensure applicants with criminal conviction(s) must be conviction free for a minimum of 5 years before submitting an application. Licensure applications with disciplinary actions must successfully complete all stipulations specified in the consent agreement before submitting license application. (Gen. Law, Ch.112, sections 74-76.)
Schedule of Classes
The school day, including clinical days, will be 7:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., including a one-half hour lunch period. Occasional evening clinical hours may be required in order to meet course objectives and/or accommodate clinical agency availability. Students may be required to attend certain events during the year that are scheduled after school hours and occasional evenings.
The school year starts in September and completes in June. The length of the program is 40 weeks as required by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Board of Registration in Nursing.
Career Development and Placement Services
Career development and placement services are available. Advisors, the Practical Nursing Chairperson and the Director of Admissions and Financial Aid are available to assist you with career-related questions, counseling and placement opportunities.
Blue Hills Regional discloses to prospective and current students information about the Licensed Practical & Licensed Vocational Nurses as determined by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, occupation description, including tasks, skills, wages trends, Graduation Rates, Tuition and Fees, along with other program costs, possibly incurred by the student but not charged by the institution, Placement Rate and Median Loan Debt. To view, please click on the following link:
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Chapter 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Blue Hills Regional Technical School offers accommodations to students with documented disabilities. Students with a documented disability should contact the Director of Admissions and Financial Aid at the school or by calling (781) 828-5800 x2271 as soon as possible to arrange for accommodations.
- New Student and Registration Information
- Tuition and Financial Aid
- Practical Nursing Admissions Policy
- Practical Nursing Student Manual
- Clinical Plan 2019-2020
- Completion, Licensure, Placement Follow-Up Plan 2019-2020
- Determining the Effectiveness of Student Personnel Services 2019-2020
- Health & Safety Plan 2019-2020
- Media Services Plan 2019-2020
- Strategic Plan 2017-2020
- Student Retention Effectiveness Plan 2019-2020
- Default Prevention and Management Plan 2019-2020