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North Campus Practical Nursing Program Seeks Accreditation

The Practical Nursing Program at Pennsylvania College of Technology’s North Campus near Wellsboro has been accepted as a candidate for accreditation by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.

By seeking NLNAC accreditation, the program will undergo a rigorous self-examination and re-evaluation process for the purpose of improving educational quality. Graduates of an approved program consistently outperform nonaccredited program graduates on licensure and advanced certification exams.

Accreditation provides recognition that a program has been evaluated by a qualified, independent group of competent peers who have found that it meets appropriate higher-education criteria in a satisfactory manner.

To be granted candidacy status, the North Campus Outreach Practical Nursing Program met eligibility requirements regarding staff, curriculum and resources. Following candidacy, the program will have two years to complete a self-study and schedule a site visit for initial accreditation.

The NLNAC is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as the national accrediting body for all types of nursing-education programs. Its mission is to support nursing education, nursing practice and the public through accreditation.

The nursing program at the North Campus is fully approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing. The yearlong program begins each January.

Graduates of the noncredit program are eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination-Practical Nursing (NCLEX-PN) for licensure as an LPN and are prepared to enter the field of nursing in a variety of health-care settings such as hospitals, long-term-care facilities, home-health agencies, clinics and dental offices, and other health-related facilities.

For more information about the Practical Nursing Program at the North Campus, call (570) 724-7703 or visit online .

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