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Practical nursing information session to be held in Wellsboro


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

Penn College at Wellsboro’s Practical Nursing Program will host an information session for those interested in nursing as a career. The session will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, in the nursing lab at Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Wellsboro campus, 22 Walnut St.

Jo Miller, coordinator of the program, will discuss admission requirements; application, tuition and financial aid processes; 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 Sept. 3; graduation will be Aug. 20, 2020. All applicants must complete the Test of Essential Academic Skills prior to receiving an application for the program. Completed applications and preentrance requirements must be submitted by Aug. 23 to be considered for admission to the September class.

Classes for the 12-month, full-time practical nursing program are held at the Wellsboro campus, with clinical experiences at Soldiers + Sailors Memorial Hospital, The Green Home, and Broad Acres Health and Rehabilitation Center, 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 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 at Penn College in Williamsport.

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

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

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