Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School Mission
The mission of Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School (UCT) is to foster a lifelong commitment to learning, community, personal responsibility and career growth within a diverse student population of 21st century learners through the integration of academic and technical proficiency, while preparing students to be effective members of a global society.
Mission of the Practical Nurse Program, Division of Nurse Education
The mission of the Practical Nurse Program at Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School is to prepare each graduate for safe, entry level nursing practice, caring holistically for individuals from diverse backgrounds, demonstrating technical competence, while functioning as an integral member of the health care team with a commitment to educational advancement and life-long learning.
In congruence with the vision of UCT, the graduates from the Division of Nurse Education will be personal and professional role models in the workplace, academia, and their communities.
Practical Nurse Program End of Program Student Learning Outcomes
At the completion of the Practical Nurse Program the graduate:
- Applies the nursing process to provide client centered care across the continuum.
- Provides safe and effective nursing care integrating current evidenced-based practice.
- Collaborates with the interprofessional team utilizing appropriate technology and informatics, maintaining integrity of information.
- Demonstrate clinical competence in the role of practical nurse in accordance with ethical, legal, and professional standards.
At the completion of the program, graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN). Graduates who meet the objectives of the Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School's Practical Nurse Program, and achieve a passing score on NCLEX-PN, are prepared to practice as entry level Licensed Practical Nurses.
Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (MABORN) required Program Outcomes
In accordance with the regulations of the MABORN [ref: 244 CMR 6.04(1)(e)] Faculty shall develop and implement a written plan for the systematic evaluation of all components of the program. This evaluation shall include the measurement of the outcomes of the program. The results of the evaluation shall be used for the development, maintenance and revision of the program. These measurable performance indicators (outcomes of the program) include, but are not limited to:
- NCLEX performance;
- Admission, retention and graduation rates;
- graduate satisfaction; and
- employment rates and patterns.