Pennsylvania College of Technology and the Central Susquehanna LPN Career Center have entered into an agreement that awards up to 12 general education credits to graduates of the LPN program to continue their education.
The partnership, initiated by the WATCH Project, an income-based program that assists individuals interested in careers in nursing and EMS health professions, is administered by the Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit and funded through a federal Health Professions Opportunity Grant.
“This is an opportunity for those students who want to pursue higher education to realize that they have already completed some level of college course work,” said Gaye Ranck Jenkins, Watch Project academic specialist. “Seeing these students raise their level of professional expectations is so fulfilling, and I truly enjoy being a part of this program.”
“Penn College is pleased to partner with the WATCH Project,” said Carol A. Lugg, director of transfer initiatives at the college. “More importantly, we are proud to play a part in the success of these individuals as they prepare for careers in the expanding health care industry.”
The program serves a region that includes Centre, Clinton, Columbia, Lycoming, Mifflin, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, Tioga and Union counties. To be eligible, participants must demonstrate income below self-sufficiency standard in their county of residence, be a U.S. citizen or eligible to receive federal benefits, and meet academic standards.
For more about the WATCH Project, call Gaye Ranck Jenkins at the Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit toll-free at 855-292-8246.
For more on transfer opportunities at Penn College, which is celebrating its Centennial throughout 2014, email the Admissions Office or call toll-free 800-367-9222.