Practical Nursing Program Status

Status Release from Medical Professional Institute:

From the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing
Members of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (Board) at their meeting on November 18, 2015 reviewed the status of the Medical Professional Institute, Practical Nursing Program (Program) in light, of the Program’s ongoing annual NCLEX less than 80% for the first time writers pass rate (2014-77%, 2013-70%, and 2012-68%). The Board voted to find the Practical Nursing Program has not provided satisfactory evidence of its compliance with the following regulations: 244 CMR 6.04(1)(b), (1)(c), (1)(e), (1)(g), (2)(b)(5), (3)(a)2, (4)(a), (4)(b)3, (4)(b)4, (4)(b)5, (5)(a), (5)(c), and (5)(f).

As a result the Board determined that the Program warrants Approval with Warning status and must as specified at 244 CMR 6.08(2):
-immediately notify all enrolled students and program applicants in writing, in accordance with established current Board guidelines, of the program’s Approval with Warning Status, the basis therefor, and the necessary corrective action(s) and;
-inform all program graduates, who have not yet written the NCLEX-PN, that they remain eligible to do so.

The Board also directs the Program to submit a report, prepared by the Program Administrator and faculty addressing its correction of the cited deficiencies. The report will be reviewed at the Board’s April 13th, 2016 meeting. To facilitate this review kindly endure my receipt of the completed report by no later than March 25, 2016.

Please ensure my receipt of copies of all correspondences to Program applicants and enrolled students regarding the Program’s change in approval status, the basis for the change, and the corrective action plan by no later than December 4, 2015.

Lastly, the Board recommends the Program Administrator seek expert consultation to assist in the corrected the cited deficiencies. Please feel free to contact me at (removed) if you have any questions regarding this action.


Kathleen S. Ashe, MSN, RN, CNE
Nursing Education Coordinator

June 9th, 2016
The members of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (Board), at their meeting on June 1, 2016 reviewed the status of the Medical Professional Institute (MPI) Practical Nursing Program. The Board voted to find the current Practical Nursing students in Level 1 and Level 2 no longer eligible to write the NCLEX-PN licensure exam should they continue to complete the Program at MPI. Approval from the Board of Nursing was revoked. Therefore, the Board is suggesting that students should continue their nursing education at another school. However, all current Level 3 students graduating in the fall of 2016 from the Practical Nursing Program at MPI remain eligible to write the NCLEX-PN.

While the Practical Nursing program may be discontinued, our other programs, and the school itself, are otherwise unaffected and classes will continue as planned. Further inquiries can be directed to