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Practical nursing info for Northern Tier

WELLSBORO — Penn College at Wellsboro’s Practical Nursing Program will host two information sessions for those interested in nursing as a career. The first at 5:30 p.m. March 3 in the nursing lab at Penn College’s Wellsboro campus, 22 Walnut St.; the second at 5:30 p.m. March 4, at the Potter County Education Council, 5 Water St., Coudersport.

Lauren Scheetz, coordinator, will discuss admission requirements; application, tuition and financial aid processes; licensure; and job opportunities for graduates.

The next practical nursing class is scheduled to begin Aug. 31 and 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 clinicals at Soldiers + Sailors Memorial Hospital, The Green Home and Broad Acres Health and Rehabilitation Center, among other locations.

The nursing program is approved by the State Board of Nursing. Those who 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, Williamsport.

For more information, call 570-724-7703, email northcampus@pct.edu.

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