Practical nursing information sessions set for Northern Tier

Published 11.07.2022

Student News
Penn College at Wellsboro
Workforce Development

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 four information sessions for those considering nursing as a career: Nov. 10, Nov. 21, Dec. 1 and Dec. 12, all at 6:30 p.m. The sessions will be held at Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Wellsboro campus, 22 Walnut St., and will be connected to the Potter County Education Center via Zoom.

Lauren M. Scheetz, assistant director 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 full-time practical nursing class will run from March 14, 2023, to March 8, 2024 (with a graduation date of March 12, 2024). Classroom experiences will be held at the Wellsboro campus and the Potter County Education Council, with clinical experiences throughout the Northern Tier.

A part-time program, which will mix classroom instruction one day a week with evening/weekend clinicals two days a week, will also be offered this year for interested students. That program is scheduled to begin June 8, 2023, and graduate on March 25, 2025. Classroom experiences will be held at the Wellsboro campus, with clinical experiences throughout the Northern Tier.

The Test of Essential Academic Skills and a minimum passing score are 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 Feb. 27 to be considered for admission to the March class and by May 26 for the June 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. Potter County students join from the Education Council in Coudersport with clinical experiences at UPMC Cole, and Sweden Valley Manor.

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 nurses are available.

This is a clock-hour program, designed specifically by Workforce Development at Penn College in Williamsport. Among financial aid options, students are potentially eligible for Federal Pell Grants, Federal Direct Loans and PA Targeted Industry Program (PA-TIP) awards.

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.