The Practical Nursing program is designed to prepare students with the necessary knowledge, attitude, skills and abilities to obtain entry-level employment as a Practical Nurse in hospital settings, physician offices, clinical settings, long term care facilities, home health care services, residential care facilities, schools, and governmental agencies.
The Practical Nursing program will focus on caring for the sick, injured, convalescent, and disabled under the direction of physicians and registered nurses while practicing ethical, moral principles and standard of practice that are specific to the practical nurse. Students will be trained in the interdisciplinary components of practical nursing, including classroom, laboratory, simulation, and supervised clinical practice using evidenced and theory-based concepts. Classroom and lab study will be set up to learn from a simple to complex format and will consist of but not limited to basic nursing concepts and include patient care related subject matter. The program includes clinical rotations in which students will practice in the hospitals, specialty clinics, day care settings, long term care facilities, physician offices, residential facilities, and home health care settings. Note: Practical Nursing students will train under the direct supervision of a Nursing Instructor who meets all the standards of the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing.
Graduates of this program are trained and eligible to sit for the NCLEX-PN licensure examination. Once passing the exam, graduates may apply for licensure to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). In Pennsylvania, graduates are not permitted to work as a Practical Nurse without a valid PA license. The school cannot guarantee licensure or certification.
Below is a list of employers who recently hired graduates of the Practical Nursing Program