FRAMINGHAM – MassBay Community College has been ranked as the #1 Practical Nursing (PN) Program in Massachusetts for 2021 by PracticalNursing.org, a nursing advocacy organization. This is the second consecutive year MassBay’s PN program has been named to the top ranking.
“MassBay has a long and proud tradition of educating the next generation of nurses who serve the MetroWest and Greater Boston area by providing the highest quality care to patients,” said MassBay President David Podell. “We provide our students with comprehensive technical training and skills that prepare them for successful health care careers. To the current healthcare professionals on the frontlines fighting the impacts of COVID-19, our message to you is, ‘help is on the way.’”
PracticalNursing.org assessed MassBay’s Practical Nursing program on several factors, all of which represent how well a program supports students towards licensure and beyond.
One key consideration is past and present first time pass rates of the NCLEX-PN, the required certification exam used by all state boards of nursing across the United States to assess a student’s competency.
In their assessment of the MassBay PN program, PracticalNursing.org states, “Students learn both theory and practice as part of the program, with clinical experiences taking place at area health care facilities to emphasize best nursing practices as they relate to direct patient care.”
“This is the fifth consecutive year our Practical Nursing (PN) students earned a 100% first-time pass rate on the NCLEX licensure exam, said MassBay’s Dean of Health Sciences, Dr. Lynne Davis. “Our exceptional faculty understand the field of nursing, and the MassBay PN curriculum prepares our students for the challenges of today’s health care environment. We are grateful for the recognition from PracticalNursing.org of our outstanding program.”
Publishing their annual rankings since 2014, PracticalNursing.org describes themselves as “nurses helping future nurses,” and their goal is “to guide those interested in pursuing the exciting career in healthcare…Our trusted nursing experts are informed educators, experienced in their crafts, and advocates for healthcare professionals.”
MassBay offers a Practical Nursing certificate, as well as an Associate Degree in Nursing and a Certified Nursing Assistant certificate program. Other health sciences programs at MassBay’s Framingham campus on Flagg Drive include associate degrees and certificate programs in Radiologic Technology, Surgical Technology, Central Processing Technology, Computed Tomography, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Medical Coding, Medical Office Administration Assistant, Paramedicine, and Phlebotomy.
MassBay will be opening a new, 70,000 sq.ft., state-of-the-art Center for Health Sciences, Early Childhood, and Human Services at the corner of Mt. Wayte and Franklin Ave. in Framingham in 2023.
Prospective students interested in nursing or other health science programs can contact the MassBay Office of Admissions at 781-239-2500 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fall classes begin on Tuesday, September 7, 2021.
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