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 2020-2021 school year will start in November, 2020 and will continue until April, 2021. Recruitment includes, Free Informational Sessions and information needed to take the TEAS test.

    We will be offering both a Full Time Day Program and a Part Time Day Program. Unfortunately, we no longer offer a Part Time Evening Program. 


    Program Content

    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. A Full-Time Day Program starts at the end of every August and runs through end of June.

    FT Day 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) weeks of vacation and holidays as designated by the School and State. A Part-Time Day Program is offered every two (2) years.

    PT Day classes are held Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 7:45AM to 12 Noon. Clinical hours are full days from 7:00AM to approximately 3:30PM depending on the needs of the facility.


    The program is 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.



    A Summary of the Application Process

    Step 1

    Complete our application – Along with the application there is a $25.00 application fee and an essay requirement. The essay must be word processed. Instructions for 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 translated into English, and a certified equivalency to a U.S. education must be provided by the Center for Educational Documentation, (CED). You can submit your application in person or by mail. If paying by 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


    Step 2

    There is a Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) requirement. The current required version is the TEAS, Sixth Edition

    Minimum scores:*

    Reading: 65% or higher
    Math: 50% or higher 
    Science: 42% or higher
    English: 55% or higher

    (Please note: the above scores are subject to change once recruiting begins in November)


    Overall Score in Proficient Range (58.7-77.3%)

    * If you do not meet the minimum requirements, you must wait at least 30 days before taking the exam again. All scores must come from a single test, not a combination of tests.


    Step 3

    Once you have taken the test, you should contact us to submit your “unofficial” results to us. Once reviewed, if you have met the minimum requirement you will be notified to request that your results be sent to us directly from Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI). When your official results have been submitted and we confirm that all required documentation is on file you will be eligible for an interview. Once you are interviewed, the Nurse Director/Admissions Committee will give you three (3) professional reference forms to have completed 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, eligible applications are held for selection.



    The ATI TEAS Study Manual (6e) (ISBN: 978-1-56533-575-2)

    The book can be purchased through the following online providers:






    Tuition is based on residency. Please see the 3 tuition categories below.


    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



    Other Fees

    There are other fees associated with the Program which are not included in the tuition.


    • Seat Fee
    • Class Uniforms
    • Clinical Uniforms
    • Books
    • ATI Testing
    • Liability Insurance
    • Graduation Uniform
    • Passport photo for NCLEX
    • NCLEX application
    • Miscellaneous school supplies


    Financial Aid

    Diman Regional Technical Institute accepts Financial Aid. All students seeking financial assistance through the U.S. Department of Education must complete a FAFSA application.

    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 lthompsen@dimanregional.org or by telephone at 508-672-1070, ext. 104


    Advanced Placement (Transfer Credit) Once you have been accepted in the Program

    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.


    • Request for evaluation must be made using a form provided by Diman after acceptance
    • An official school transcript must accompany request form
    • 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 per course
    • 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


    Term 1

    Full Time: 16 weeks – Part Time: 32 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       















    Term 2

    Full Time: 8 weeks – Part Time: 16 weeks


    Total Term Hours

    Medical Surgical Nursing 1 – Theory

    Medical Surgical Nursing 1 – Clinical





    Term 3

    Full Time: 8 weeks – Part Time: 16 weeks


    Total Term Hours

    Medical Surgical Nursing 2 – Theory

    Medical Surgical Nursing 2 – Clinical





    Term 4

    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











    Total Program








    Graduates are eligible to apply for the National Council Licensure Examination as a Practical Nurse. (NCLEX-PN)




    School Accreditations:

    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



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    PARTIAL UPDATE: 10/15/20