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Practical Nursing Information Session to Be Held in Wellsboro

Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Outreach Practical Nursing Program, located in the Wellsboro Area School District, will host an information session for those interested in nursing as a career.

The session will be held at 4 p.m. Monday, June 22, in the former music room of the school district’s administration building.

Natalie O. DeLeonardis, coordinator of the program, will discuss the admission requirements, application process, tuition and financial aid process, as well as licensure and the job outlook for graduates. Excellent opportunities for LPNs exist in area hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, personal-care facilities and human-service organizations.

There will be time for participants to ask questions following the presentation.

The next practical nursing class is scheduled to begin Jan. 4. The campus will begin pre-admission testing and accepting applications for the next class in July. All applicants must complete pre-entrance requirements by Oct. 1 to be considered for admission into the January 2016 class.

Classes for the 12-month, full-time practical nursing program are held at 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. Successful completers of 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.

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