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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
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.

Announcements
Admissions are closed for the 2014-2015 school year.
Informational sessions will start September 2014 for the 2015-2016 school year.
In 2015 we will accept a Full-time Day Program and Part- time Day Program.
The next Part-time Evening Program will not begin until August 2016.

Pre-Admission Prep Courses will begin the end of September 2014.
Pre-Admission testing will begin the middle of October 2014.

Please continue to check this site for additional updates/information.

Thank you for your interest in our Program
Informational Sessions
Attend one of our sessions to learn how you can prepare to become a licensed practical nurse (LPN) in as little as 10 months or 20 months part-time.

Date/Time: Tuesday, September 9, 2014 from 4:00-5:30PM
Place: Diman Regional School of Practical Nursing
251 Stonehaven Rd. Fall River, MA 02723

This school is:
  • Approved by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing
  • Accredited by the New England Association of School & Colleges and the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education
Other info:
  • Full- time Day classes start every August
  • Next Part-time Day class August 2015
  • Next Part-time Evening class August 2016
  • Financial Aid available
Please call 508-672-2970 to register for this FREE session.

Sessions are in the new Practical Nurse Building. Take first driveway as you enter Stonehaven Road from Locust Street.

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
Test cost increase
Please note: Effective July 1, 2014 testing for Diman Regional School of Practical Nursing will increase to $45.00 and TEAS Prep books will increase to $50.00. This price reflects an increase from the vendor Assessment Technology Institute (ATI).

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,                           
                          Cohen
Chapter 1 & 3
 
Workbook:         Memmler’sThe Human Body in Health and Disease, 11th Edition
                          Cohen
                          Chapter 1 & 3
 
 
Nutrition
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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