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Practical Nursing Information Session to Be Held in Wellsboro

Excellent career opportunities for licensed practical nurses exist in area hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, personal-care facilities and human-service organizations.

Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Outreach Practical Nursing Program, located in the Wellsboro Area School District offices, will host an information session for those interested in nursing as a career. The session will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, in the former music room at the school district’s administration building.

Julie Mansfield, coordinator of the program, will discuss admission requirements, the application process, tuition and financial aid, as well as licensure and job opportunities for graduates. There will be an opportunity to ask questions following the presentation.

The next practical nursing class is scheduled to begin Jan. 3. The campus has begun pre-admission testing for 2017, and all applicants must complete applications and pre-entrance requirements by Oct. 3 to be considered for admission into the January 2017 class.

Classes for the 12-month, full-time practical nursing program are held at the Wellsboro Senior High School with clinical experiences at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, the Green Home, and Broad Acres Health and Rehabilitation Center in Wellsboro, as well as other local facilities.

The practical nursing program is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing. Those who successfully complete the program will be prepared to take the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX-PN) for licensure as an LPN. Educational opportunities for advancement to registered nurse are available.

This is a clock-hour program, eligible for Pell grants and Stafford Loans, designed specifically by Workforce Development & Continuing Education at Penn College.

For more detailed information, call 570-724-7703 or visit Penn College at Wellsboro.

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