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College to increase capacity for LPNs seeking RN education

Pennsylvania College of Technology has expanded enrollment to increase its capacity to educate licensed practical nurses seeking advancement to a registered nursing license, consequently meeting the increasing need for RNs in the workforce.

The college will begin offering students acceptance into its LPN-to-RN major twice each year – in December and June. Previously, the college only accepted students into the selective-admission major in December.

Penn College will begin offering students acceptance into its LPN-to-RN major twice each year – in December and June. Previously, the college only accepted students into the selective-admission major in December. The change allows the college’s nursing program to accept 50 students each academic year, up from 35.
Penn College will begin offering students acceptance into its LPN-to-RN major twice each year – in December and June. Previously, the college only accepted students into the selective-admission major in December. The change allows the college’s nursing program to accept 50 students each academic year, up from 35.

The change allows the college’s nursing program to accept 50 students each academic year, up from 35.

Under the new process, up to 25 students will be accepted in December to begin LPN-to-RN classes in January. An additional 25 will be accepted in June to begin classes in August.

Students who complete the five-semester LPN-to-RN major earn an associate degree and are eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses.

Application for the LPN-to-RN major is open to those who hold a practical nursing license. Applicants are awarded seven credits for LPN licensure, and graduates of the Penn College at Wellsboro LPN certificate are awarded an additional nine credits toward the associate degree.

Penn College’s LPN-to-RN major is fully approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.

Penn College offers associate, bachelor’s and master’s-level nursing degrees. To learn more, call 570-327-4525.

For information about Penn College, a national leader in applied technology education, email the Admissions Office or call toll-free 800-367-9222.

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