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This program prepares graduates to take the Practical Nursing National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN) to become licensed practical nurses in Pennsylvania, prepared to seek employment in nursing homes, hospitals, assisted living facilities, physician offices, clinics, and home care agencies.

Penn College at Wellsboro & Potter County

Practical Nursing Information

The Practical Nursing Program has a total of 1,536 hours of instruction through a mixture of classroom, laboratory & simulation practice, and live clinical experiences. The full-time program takes place over a 4 day period, often Monday-Thursday. The part-time option takes place during one day of instruction and a day of afternoon/evening clinicals. Some weekend time may be required in place of another clinical day. Clinical experiences occur at a variety of acute and long-term care facilities, as well as other specialty health offices throughout the northern tier.

PN Student Handbook

2024-25 Important Dates

Full-Time Spring 2024 Course
(Wellsboro & Potter County) Class begins on Tuesday, March 12, 2024, and graduates on Tuesday, March 4, 2025. (Mandatory Orientation is Tuesday, March 5, 2024)

2024-25 Student Calendar


To be considered for enrollment in the program, you need:

  • A high school diploma or GED - Recommended high school subjects include three years of science and four years of English, social studies, and math (including algebra).
  • An admission application. 
  • Satisfactory performance on the pre-entrance assessment exam.
  • Two letters of character reference with writer's name, address, and telephone number.
  • FBI, state police, and child abuse clearances, clear of prohibitive offenses (in compliance with clinical facilities) and current through the entire program.
  • An interview with the program coordinator.
  • Complete health screenings that are required by the program. Placement in the program is conditional until health requirements are met.
  • Negative drug test.

Program Costs (2023-24)

Cost: $19,300 (includes textbooks)

Housing is not available.

A $250 non-refundable tuition deposit is due within two weeks after notification of acceptance; the deposit will be applied to the full tuition fee. The balance is due 10 working days prior to the first day of class.

Other costs: Participants are responsible for uniform, health exam and immunizations, liability insurance, supplies, travel expenses, background checks, and personal costs. All fees are subject to change. Contact Penn College at Wellsboro for more information.

Financial Aid Information Accessibility Statement


For more program information, download the brochure, email or call 570-724-7703.

Penn College at Wellsboro
22 Walnut St.
Wellsboro, PA 16901

Provisional program approval status by: PA State Board of Nursing, P.O. Box 2649, Harrisburg, PA 16105

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Scholastic Requirements & Curriculum

  • Level I: 512 Hours
    • LPN 100- Medical Terminology Survey
    • LPN 115- Anatomy and Physiology I
    • LPN 201- Fundamentals of Practical Nursing
  • Level II: 512 Hours
    • LPN 125- Anatomy and Physiology II
      - incorporated with LPN 202
    • LPN 202- Nursing Care of the Adult and Child I
  • Level III: 512 Hours
    • LPN 203- Nursing Care of the Adult and Child II

Grades of 78% or better in all classes and satisfactory performance in the clinical/lab area are required to successfully complete program requirements. Attendance for 1,512 hours is mandatory to meet graduation requirements.

Program Statistics

  • Median loan debt for 2022 program: $18,950
  • On-time completion rate: 100%
  • CIP code associated with program: 51.3901
  • Placement rate in the field of nursing for 2021 program: 100%
  • LPN nursing statistics

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