DIMAN REGIONAL TECHNICAL INSTITUTE
SCHOOL OF PRACTICAL NURSING
Admissions Information for 2021-2022
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Summary of Application Process
Licensed Practical Nurses are vital and accountable members of the health care team, who provide direct care to individuals who have common illnesses or disabilities. Completion of this program will provide you with theory and technical skills necessary to become a well-trained and respected member of the health care team.
Recruitment for the 2021-2022 school year has begun and will continue through April 2021. Applications are accepted year-round and admissions are done on a “rolling basis”, meaning, we start accepting students at the end of February and continue accepting students as they complete the application process until the class is full. Once the class is full a waiting list is created. Recruitment includes, Free Informational Sessions, and information on taking the TEAS test.
We will be offering both a Full Time Day (FTD) and Part Time Day (PTD) Program. Unfortunately, we no longer offer a Part Time Evening Program.
Due to the pandemic, our teaching platform is currently a hybrid model. All lectures are live on Zoom and ideally clinical is held in nursing facilities but not guaranteed based on Covid-19 protocol and restrictions. In the event clinical experience is not held in person at a facility, we use a virtual clinical simulation on line. It is not clear at this time what the teaching platform will be for the 2021-2022 school year.
The Full-Time Day Program is a forty (40) week program with three (3) weeks of vacation and holidays as designated by the School and State. The Full-Time Day Program will start the Wednesday prior to Labor Day and runs through end of June.
FTD classes run Monday through Friday and are normally held from 7:45AM - 2:45PM and clinical from 7:00AM - 3:30PM. Some evening rotations may be necessary to meet clinical objectives.
The Part Time Day Program is an eighty (80) week program which spans two (2) school years with three (3) week of vacation and holidays as designated by the School and State. The Part Time Day Program is offered every two (2) years.
PTD classes are held Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 7:45 AM to 12 noon. Clinical hours are full days from approximately 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM depending on the needs of the facility.
Our programs are arranged to give the student a well-rounded experience based on accepted standards for nursing education and include correlated classroom instruction, client-centered teaching and supervised clinical experiences.
The Application Process
Complete our application (download and print from our website) – Along with the application there is a $25.00 application fee and an essay requirement. The essay must be word processed on a separate piece of paper. Instructions for the two topics of the essay are on the back of the application. You must also request that an official high school transcript or official documentation of a GED/HISET be sent to us. Foreign country diplomas must be officially translated into English, and a certified equivalency to a U.S. education must be provided by the Center for Educational Documentation, (CED). All official documentation must be submitted in a sealed envelope directly from the agency. You can submit your application in person or by mail. If paying by check or money order, please make payable to: Diman Regional.
If mailing, send to: Diman Regional Technical Institute
School of Practical Nursing
251 Stonehaven Road
Fall River, MA 02723
The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS VI) is a requirement. The current required version is the TEAS, Sixth Edition. Due to the current circumstances related to Covid-19, Diman will NOT offer testing through our school. Applicants are instructed to visit: www.atitesting.com, create an account and search ATI’s online store; Select TEAS at ATI. For more information or for registration assistance, contact ATI at 1-800-667-7531.
Reading: 65% or higher
Math: 50% or higher
Science: 42% or higher
English: 55% or higher
Overall Score in Proficient Range (58.7-77.3%)
Note: After you have taken the TEAS, you will need to “unofficially” email a copy to firstname.lastname@example.org in order to certify that you have met the minimum. You will receive a response letting you know if you need to have ATI send us your “official” results. ATI does charge you to send your results that is why it is important for Diman to certify if you have met the minimum before you pay to have them sent.
If you do not meet the requirements, you must wait at least 30 days before taking the test again. We will NOT accept test results if it is less than 30 days.
Once you have taken the TEAS and have met the minimum requirement you are eligible to schedule an interview with the Nurse Director and a member of our admissions committee. If you have attended college in the past, you will be asked to provide a college transcript for the interview. If you are looking to possibly transfer credit in to our program, then the transcript must be “official”, if your college credits are non-transferrable an “unofficial” transcript is fine. At the time of your interview, you will receive three (3) professional reference forms to be completed on your behalf and returned to us in a timely fashion. Your application is NOT considered complete until all references have been returned.
Once all references have been received and all other required documentation is in place, eligible applications are held for selection.
FREE Informational Sessions Offered
During recruiting season, we offer FREE Informational Sessions. All Informational Sessions will be offered via Zoom. Please check our website for more details. Informational sessions are not mandatory.
TEAS Study Guide
Applying to the Practical Nursing Program is stressful enough! Do your best on the TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) Test.
Tuition - based on residency
Tuition rates for the 2021-2022 school year will be determined in the Spring of 2021 and are listed under the Tuition Tab on our website.
- In-District Resident Tuition –
(Fall River, Somerset, Swansea, Westport)
- Out-of-District Resident Tuition
(All Massachusetts Residents NOT within the District)
- Out-of-State Resident Tuition
There are other fees associated with the Program which are not included in the tuition.
- Seat Fee
- Class Uniforms
- Clinical Uniforms
- ATI Testing/EHR Tutor Access
- Liability Insurance (purchased through the school only)
- Graduation Uniform
- Passport photo for NCLEX
- NCLEX application
- Miscellaneous school supplies
Diman Regional Technical Institute accepts Financial Aid. All students seeking financial assistance through the U.S. Department of Education must complete a FAFSA application. (It is important for you to know that your FAFSA application should be completed prior to notification of acceptance into any program. Multiple schools codes can be submitted when filing your FAFSA)
Financial aid helps fill the gap between the costs of attending our program and the amount that students and their families can afford to pay. These funds may be comprised of grants and scholarships, as well as low-interest loans. Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.FAFSA.gov
Our school code is: 005519
Any questions regarding financial aid should be directed to Mrs. Lucy Thompsen at email@example.com or 508-672-1070 Ext. 104.
Advanced Placement (Transfer Credit)
Non-Nursing Course(s) may be eligible for transfer if similar in content and depth to course/clock hours taught at Diman. Course(s) must be taken at a regionally accredited/approved school, college or university.
- Written request must be made to the Nurse Administrator after you have been accepted into the program via our form
- An official school transcript must accompany written request or be on file with us
- The Nurse Administrator may request course/catalog descriptions for the course(s)/clock hours requested for transfer
- Requests for evaluation must be presented prior to the start of the course(s)
- Non-nursing courses completed with a grade of C (75%) or better, attained within three (3) years will be evaluated
- Cumulative averages do not transfer with students
- Approved course(s) will be recorded on student transcript as “T” for Transfer
- The administrative fee for course evaluations is $50.00 for each course evaluated
- Tuition is prorated for course(s) accepted for transfer credit according to residency status and the number of clock hours
For more information about Advanced Placement please refer to our Student Guidelines.
Program of Study
Full Time: 14 weeks – Part Time: 28 weeks
Total Term Hours
Anatomy & Physiology
Growth, Development and Behavior
Foundations of Nursing – (FON) Theory
Foundations of Nursing Lab Skills
Foundations of Nursing – (FON) Clinical
Full Time: 9 weeks – Part Time: 18 weeks
Total Term Hours
Medical Surgical Nursing 1 – Theory
Medical Surgical Nursing 1 – Clinical
Full Time: 9 weeks – Part Time: 18 weeks
Total Term Hours
Medical Surgical Nursing 2 – Theory
Medical Surgical Nursing 2 – Clinical
Full Time: 8 weeks – Part Time: 16 weeks
Total Term Hours
Leadership/Management in Nursing – Theory
Leadership/Management in Nursing – Clinical
Family Centered Nursing – Theory
Family Centered Nursing – Clinical
Current NCLEX Pass Rate
NCLEX First Time Test Takers pass rate for the graduating classes of 2019 and 2020 is currently at 100%
Graduates are eligible to apply for the National Council Licensure Examination as a Practical Nurse. (NCLEX-PN)
Fully accredited by the Council of Occupational Education (COE)
Full Approval Status from the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (BORN)
For more information, or to read our Frequently Asked Questions,
please visit our website using a computer, not a telephone.
UPDATED: 11/2020 v3
PROGRAM INFO – ADMISSIONS 2021-2022