The Postsecondary Nursing programs at Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical School are designed to prepare the graduate for entry-level positions in the field of nursing.
Tri-County offers this program in two separate schedule formats: 10 month Day Program and an 20 month Evening Program.
The Tri-County Practical Nursing program is fully approved by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing.
This nursing education program is a Candidate for accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.
Meet the Instructors
Students in the Practical Nursing Program are taught by talented instructors with years of experience in the healthcare industry. Learn more about the level of expertise each instructor brings to the table by reading the brief professional summaries below.
Patricia Munger, MSN, RN
Patricia Munger’s academic degrees include a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Nursing from Northeastern University and a Master’s of Science in Nursing from Regis University. Ms. Munger also holds a Vocational Certification in Practical Nursing. Her past professional titles include assistant director of an adult day health center and staff nurse on a medical floor of a hospital. She has experience in Geriatric nursing.
Tara Lane, BSN, RN
Tara Lane has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell and a Vocational Certification in Practical Nursing. Her professional experience as a nurse includes work as a staff nurse on a medical unit in a hospital and as a nurse educator for nursing staff. Ms. Lane was an instructor in the Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School Medical Careers Program prior to joining the Tri-County Postsecondary Practical Nursing Program. She is currently the SkillsUSA Series Director for Health Occupations in the State.
Lisa Ferrigno, MSN, RN
Lisa Ferrigno earned a Master’s of Science in Nursing Education from Framingham State University.
Lisa has had a varied nursing career starting with certifications in IV home care to Orthopedics. She has taught from the CNA level all the way up to BSN level. Ms. Ferrigno brings all of her experience to our Practical Nursing program at Tri-County.
Mandy Chomes MSN, RN
Nicole Pieroway, BSN, RN
Nicole graduated from our Practical Nursing Program back in 2015. She has since then completed a LPN-RN bridge program at Quincy College and continued on to getting her Bachelors in Nursing at Southern New Hampshire University. Nicole has a large background in nursing with multiple experiences including Long Term Care, VNA work, Hospice work and now working on a Traumatic Brain Injury floor at a rehabilitation hospital. She also holds a Certification in wound care.
Martha Vorce, BSN, RN
Martha has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts and is certified in Emergency Nursing.
Professional experiences include: Staff Nurse on a Medical/Surgical unit,; Clinical Nursing Supervisor; and thirty-plus years as a Staff Nurse in an Emergency Department.