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Practical nursing information sessions set for Northern Tier


WELLSBORO, Pa. – 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 two information sessions for those interested in nursing as a career. The first will be at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, in the nursing lab at Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Wellsboro campus, 22 Walnut St.; the second will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 4, at the Potter County Education Council, 5 Water St., Coudersport.

Lauren M. Scheetz, coordinator of Penn College at Wellsboro’s Practical Nursing Program, will present at two information sessions for those interested in nursing as a career. The first will be March 3 in the nursing lab at the college’s Wellsboro campus, 22 Walnut St. The second will be offered March 4 at the Potter County Education Council, 5 Water St., Coudersport.
Lauren M. Scheetz, coordinator of Penn College at Wellsboro’s Practical Nursing Program, will present at two information sessions for those interested in nursing as a career. The first will be March 3 in the nursing lab at the college’s Wellsboro campus, 22 Walnut St. The second will be offered March 4 at the Potter County Education Council, 5 Water St., Coudersport.

Lauren M. Scheetz, 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 Aug. 31, 2020; graduation will be Aug. 19, 2021. All applicants must complete the Test of Essential Academic Skills prior to receiving an application for the program. Completed applications and pre-entrance requirements must be submitted by July 23 to be considered for admission to the August class.

Classes for the 12-month, full-time practical nursing program are held at Penn College’s 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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