Practical nursing information sessions set for Northern Tier

Published 04.05.2022

Penn College at Wellsboro
Workforce Development

WELLSBORO, Pa. – Excellent career opportunities for licensed practical nurses exist in area hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, personal care facilities and human service organizations.

Penn College at Wellsboro’s Practical Nursing Program will host two information sessions in April. The first session will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, and the second at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 28, for those interested in nursing as a career. The sessions will be held at Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Wellsboro campus, 22 Walnut St., and livestreamed to the Potter County Education Council building, 5 Water St., Coudersport, for those interested in the Potter County cohort.

Penn College at Wellsboro’s Practical Nursing Program will host information sessions on April 13 and April 28 at the Wellsboro campus, 22 Walnut St.; the sessions will also be livestreamed to the Potter County Education Council building, 5 Water St., Coudersport.Lauren M. Scheetz, coordinator of the program, will discuss admission requirements; application, tuition and financial aid processes; licensure; and job opportunities for graduates. There will be an opportunity to ask questions following the presentation.

The next practical nursing class is scheduled to begin Aug. 1, 2022; graduation will be Aug. 1, 2023.

The Test of Essential Academic Skills with a minimum passing score is required for entry into the program. Before taking the TEAS, an application must be submitted to the Wellsboro office. Completed application materials and pre-entrance requirements must be submitted by July 18 to be considered for admission to the August class.

Classes for the 12-month, full-time practical nursing program are held at Penn College’s Wellsboro campus, with clinical experiences at UPMC Wellsboro, the Green Home, and Broad Acres Health and Rehabilitation Center, as well as other local facilities.

The practical nursing program is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing. Those who complete the program will be prepared to take the National Council Licensure Exam for licensure as an LPN. Educational opportunities for advancement to registered nurse are available.

This is a clock-hour program, eligible for Federal Pell Grants and Federal Direct Student Loans, designed specifically by Workforce Development at Penn College in Williamsport.

For more detailed information and to register, call 570-724-7703, email or visit the Penn College at Wellsboro website.

For more about the college, a national leader in applied technology education and workforce development, email the Admissions Office or call toll-free 800-367-9222.