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NOTICE: Diman is closed today, Friday 2/5, due to the weather. All activities are cancelled, with the spaghetti dinner postponed to Friday, March 4. All Saturday activities, including Saturday school, will occur.
Diman Regional School Of Practical Nursing
Diman Regional School of Practical NursingAs you are aware, health care is experiencing a major shortage of licensed personnel in the United States, and, especially in the Northeast.  We, the faculty of Diman Regional School of Practical Nursing, share this concern.

At this time, we would like to take the opportunity to encourage and support your education. Our faculty will be happy to meet with interested candidates to facilitate career mobility. These meetings can be scheduled at your convenience.

Contact Us

We have moved to a new building and have new phone info:

  • Phone: 508-672-2970
  • Fax: 508-672-2973
View an Information Session here:
Our address and email are still the same: Thank you for your interest in our program.
Vision Statement
Diman Regional Technical Institute - School of Practical Nursing graduates will be occupationally-skilled workers whose academic, vocational/technical and workplace competencies will make them responsive to socioeconomic, technological and environmental challenges in a complex and changing society.

Mission Statement 
The mission of Diman Regional School of Practical Nursing is to develop the unique potential of each learner by enabling students to acquire knowledge skills and dispositions that are needed to achieve the theoretical and technical skills needed to function as an entry level Licensed Practical Nurse.
LPN Info Sessions
Informational sessions are planned for the following dates in January 2016:
Date: Thursday January 21, 2016 Time: 1:00 pm
Place: Diman School of Practical Nursing, 251 Stonehaven Road, Fall River, MA

Date: Saturday January 30, 2016 Time: 10:00 am
Place: HEALTH FIRST Community Room, 386 Quarry St, Fall River, MA

Please call 508-672-2970 to reserve a seat for the free informational session. Topics to be discussed include: Financial aid, application process, program of study, credit transfer, and a question & answer session.
2015-2016 TEAS Test Schedule
2015-2016 TEAS Test Schedule Register HERE

TEAS exams will be administered to those students who have submitted an application to the School of Practical Nursing and have pre-paid the test fee of $65.00 to reserve a seat at the test session. No payments or walk-ins will be accepted on the day of the exam.

Applicants must submit the TEAS test Registration form and payment to:
The Practical Nurse Program at Diman Regional
251 Stonehaven Road
Fall River, Ma 02723

The dates for the 2015-2016 year are as follows:
  • Saturday October 24, 2015 Test begins @ 9:00
  • Saturday November 21, 2015 test begins @9:00
  • Wednesday December 9, 2015 test begins @4:00 pm
  • Thursday January 14, 2016 Test begins @ 4:00 pm
  • Tuesday February 9, 2016 begins @ 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday March 9, 2016 begins @ 1:00 pm
  • Saturday April 2, 2016 begins @ 9:00 am
  • Wednesday May 4, 2016 begins @ 12:00 pm

Please call 508-672-2970 if you have any questions.

Diman is:
  • Approved by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing
  • Accredited by the New England Association of School & Colleges, and NEASC
  • Full- time Day classes starts September 1, 2016
  • Next Part-time Day class starts September 1, 2017
  • Next Part-time Evening class starts September 1, 2016
  • Financial Aid available
  • Approved TEAS test site fee: $65, learn how to make an appointment to test.
  • Offers a review class to prepare for the TEAS Test, Information availab

Take first driveway as you enter Stonehaven Road from Locust Street.

2015-2016 TEAS Prep Classes
The Diman Practical Nurse Program will hold TEAS Prep Classes at the Main High School Building. Please Register in the Practical Nurse building Monday Through Friday between 8:00 am and 3:00 pm. Please Call Mrs. Laprise at 508-672-2970 for more information.
Please Sign up for one of the following sessions:
Registration form HERE
Topic TEAS Session 1 TEAS Session 2 TEAS Session 3 TEAS Session 4
Reading 9/21, 9/28, 10/5 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16 1/04, 1/11, 1/25 2/29, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21
ELA 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17 1/5, 1/12, 1/19, 1/26 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22
Science 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14 10/28, 11/4, 11/ 18 1/6. 1/13, 1/20, 1/27 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23
Math 9/24, 10/1, 10/8/ 10/15 10/29, 11/5, 11/12, 11/19 1/7, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24
Test cost increase
Please note: Effective July 1, 2015 testing for Diman Regional School of Practical Nursing will increase to $65.00 and TEAS Prep books will increase to $60.00. This price reflects an increase from the vendor Assessment Technology Institute (ATI).

Book Order Form
Click here for the book order form PDF for the 2015-2016 school year.
TEAS Prep Course
Learn more about our TEAS Prep course
2014 LPN Graduation Video

LPN Program graduates 56 nurses
Diman Regional's School of Practical Nursing is proud to announce that 56 students earned certificates of completion on June 30, 2014. Of the graduates, 18 attended the part-time evening program and 38 attended the full time day program.

Story continues here
Reading Assignment 2014 - 2015
Please complete the following assignment prior to your first day of class:
Foundations of Nursing
Textbook:    Foundations of Nursing 3rd Edition, White
                   Chapter 1, Student Nurse Skills for Success, pp. 2-31 (omit 26-28)
***If you have not taken the summer Jumpstart Program or you did not pass the coursework the following readings must be completed:
Anatomy & Physiology
Textbook            Memmler’sThe Human Body in Health and Disease, 11th Edition,                           
Chapter 1 & 3
Workbook:         Memmler’sThe Human Body in Health and Disease, 11th Edition
                          Chapter 1 & 3
Textbook:            Nutrition and Diet Therapy 5th Edition, Lutz
                                    Unit 1
                                    Chapter 1 pp 3-6, 8-11
                                    Chapter 6 pp77-89
                                    Choose MyPlate.gov
                                    Printable material/getting started with my plate
                                    Click- begin here- review
Growth, Development & Behavior
Textbook: Foundations of Nursing 3rd Edition, White
                 Chapter 2 pp. 34 & 35(Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs) and Chapter 10
Textbook: Journey Across the Lifespan 4th Edition,Polan, E.
                Chapter 5 “Theories of Growth and Development”
                  Read Unit summary pp. 67 and look up key terms for Unit 5 on p. 53

Book list 2014-2015
Book name Author Publisher ISBN 10/13 Edition Course
Nutrition and Diet Therapy Lutz FA Davis 803622023 5th Nutrition
Memmler's The Human Body in health and Disease Text and Study Guide package Cohen LWW 1469801639 12th AP
Journey across the Life Span Polan FA Davis 080362316X 4th GDB
Foundations of Nursing White Delmar 1428317732 3rd FON
Study Guide to Accompany Foundations of Nursing Pratt Delmar 1428317775 3rd FON
Dosage Calculations Pickar Delmar 1439058474 9th Pharm
Nursing Diagnosis Handbook: An Evidence-Based Guide to Planning Care Ackley Mosby 323085490 10th FON
DocuNotes: Nurse's Clinical Pocket Guide to Effective Charting Rebar 08036-2092-6 1st FON
Taber's Dictionary, Davis Drug Guide and Davis's Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests with Nursing Implications Valleranden FA Davis 803637276 FON

Summer reading assignment
LPN Program Featured
Over 50 years, Diman's nursing program changes locations, expands offerings

For more than five decades, the Diman Regional School of Practical Nursing has been training students to care for people in the community.

The technology and classroom space may have changed since the program started in 1959, but the students’ caring attitudes and love of nursing has remained the same. Story continues.
Student Guidelines and Admission Policy
We are proud to publish our Student Guidelines and our Admission Policy/Procedure, both in PDF forma.

PRACTICAL MATTERS: Diman School of Practical Nursing offers state-of-the-art learning tools
The School of Practical Nursing at the Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School just celebrated its 50th anniversary last year, but the facility in which the program is held is practically brand new. “It’s a beautiful building,” said Barbara Pitera, nurse administrator of the Diman Regional School of Practical Nursing. Story continues.
Widow of fallen Marine Cpl. Paul Fagundes strives to educate others on heroism of service members
Cindy Fagundes makes a point to talk to her two young children — Cazzian, 2, and Anya, 4 months — about their father on a daily basis.

Marine Cpl. Paul Fagundes passed away July 4, 2010, while attempting to rescue a pair of fellow Marines who were enjoying some time off and got caught in a riptide in the waters near Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. All three perished in the incident. Fagundes was 29 years old. Story continues.

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