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2 What is the Practical Nurse Program? Certificate Program Full Time Days (Monday to Friday) 30 hours per week for 10 months Part Time Eves – 3 eves per week 18 hours per week for 2 years Prepared to work as a Nurse (LPN) in a variety of settings

3 _____________________________________________________________ LPN Primary Work Sites – Long Term Care, Community Health, Healthcare Provider Offices, Health Centers, Hospital Out-Patient Centers and Clinics, Corrections, In-Patient General Medical-Surgical Floors (selectively – varies greatly by location) RN Primary Works Sites – All of the above plus Intensive Care and other Specialty Units (Cardiac, Maternity, Pediatrics)

4 NO COURSE PREREQUISITES REQUIRED

5 HOW DO I APPLY? (TWO STEP PROCESS) STEP ONE PROGRAM APPLICATION (85.00) Fee includes one registration for Entrance Exam – the TEAS (must take exam at UCT) ENTRANCE EXAM MAY BE REPEATED TWICE; in other words, three attempts per admission cycle Tests administered throughout the academic year (3 hours). READING (42 Questions) MATH (30 Questions) ENGLISH (30 Questions) STEP TWO Must have H.S. Transcript OR GED Results Send in transcripts for any College Courses taken previously Three References Interview with Director Health Clearance, Immunizations, CPR Certification Health Insurance Required throughout the Program

6 When are the interviews? Upon passing all three sections of the TEAS, applicants are interviewed Call Nancy to schedule an appointment OR Nancy will call you Plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment to complete required paperwork

7 When will I know if I’ve been accepted into the program?

8 Letters are sent no later than late March/early April for classes beginning August 2014 Acceptance and Wait List Letters Deposit of $1, due within two weeks of acceptance Seat Guaranteed after deposit paid Acceptance and Wait List Letters Deposit of $1, due within two weeks of acceptance Seat Guaranteed after deposit paid

9 Full Payment by: Bank Check or Money Order Award of Financial Aid is due two weeks prior to the start of classes (August 2015)

10 Anticipated Tuition and Fees Fall 2014

11 Consider...

12 Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School Full-time Days: up to 60 Students Admitted (30 students per classroom) Part-time Eves: up to 30 Students Admitted Clinical occurs at a variety of locations on and off Cape Everyone will have to travel! (10 students per clinical group maximum)

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14 Current clinical sites Cape Cod Hospital Falmouth Hospital Beth Israel Deaconess at Plymouth Spaulding Hospital of Cape Cod New Bedford Rehab. Hospital JML Care Center Cape Heritage Physician’s Offices Community Health Centers Homeless Shelters Hospice Care Correctional Facilities Mental-Health Facilities Dialysis Centers Wound Care Centers

15 Yes! If … If the academic institution was accredited by an agency recognized by the US Department of Education and The course(s) was/were completed within the past TWO years and Final Grade was a “B-” or better

16 Take the licensure exam (NCLEX-PN) after Graduation (additional cost of $430.00) First Time Pass Rate for 2013= 92%

17 Planning Ahead What can I be doing now? The following are offered at UCT by Adult & Continuing Education: Medical Terminology Basic Anatomy & Physiology (non transferable) CPR/American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers

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