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Practical Nursing Program

Admission Procedure

The Practical Nursing Program operates both full and part time classes to accommodate every type of learner.

Licensed Practical Nurse Career Guide

Full Time Program
1540 Hours // 12 month course
Monday-Friday
Class Days: 8:00 A.M.-3:30 P.M.
Clinical Days: 7:30 A.M.-3:00 P.M.
New Classes Begin Every July

Part Time Program
1540 Hours // 18 month course
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 2:00-9:30 P.M.
New Classes Begin Every September

Personnel
Jenny Neidhigh, Practical Nursing Director

Gloria Gingrich, Instructor

Melissa Furman, Instructor

Michelle Achey, Instructor

Dawn Vanwinkle, Administrative Assistant

2017-2018 School Year 

Practical Nursing Tuition and Program Fees

Description

Fee

Tuition/Books

Full Time: $12,300

Part Time: $12,575

Application/Pre-Admission Test (TEAS)

60.00

Books (if purchased separately)

Additional Fees (Estimated Costs, may vary)

Criminal History Report

$8.00

FBI Criminal History Report

$25.75

Child Abuse History Report

$8.00

Medical Examinations (Estimated)

$300.00

CPR AED Adult and Child plus CPR Infant (Estimated)

$80.00

Uniforms (2)/Shoes (Estimated)

$200.00

Temporary Permit to Practice

$35.00

State Board Application to Test

$35.00

NCLEX-PN Testing Application

$200.00

Practical Nursing Brochure and Application

Financial Aid Information

Clearances Information

Admission Requirements

The course is open to any interested person who:

  • Is a Pennsylvania resident
  • Is a high school graduate with a diploma from an accredited school or has a Pennsylvania GED
  • Achieves satisfactory scores on the pre-admission test
  • Complies with the submission of required information, transcripts, pre-admission physical exams, evidence of CPR certification, PA State Police Request for Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance, FBI Fingerprint

Application Procedures

  • Submit an application
  • Take the pre-admission test (you will be scheduled)
  • Submit transcripts following notification of acceptable pre-admission test scores
  • Personal interview
  • Submit other required information
  • Financial aid information session
Pre-Admission test 

The objectives assessed in the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) are those that nursing and allied health educators deem most relevant for measuring entry level skills and abilities of program applicants. The test not only predicts the performance of incoming candidates, it also helps educators gain advance knowledge of the strengths and areas needing development of those that are accepted into the program. This is a resource LCCTC utilizes to predict prospective student’s success in the program and on the NCLEX-PN state exam. LCCTC’s five-year average NCLEX-PN pass rate is 80.66%.  The Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing minimum required pass rate is 80% for first-time test takers. The October 2014 – September 2015 reporting period pass rate was 73.08%.  Thus, the program was placed on provisional approval status.  We have performed a thorough program evaluation and developed a comprehensive performance improvement plan.  We are confident our efforts will improve our first-time NCLEX-PN pass rates.  Program approval status does not affect the ability of qualified students to receive financial aid, nor does it limit current or future student’s program success.

Advanced Standing Opportunity

Applicants must meet all the requirements for admission. Credit for previous experience and education related to nursing may be given through challenge exams.

Graduates of the program are educationally prepared to take the NCLEX-PN Examination to become a Licensed Practical Nurse.

The Practical Nursing Program is subject to a Drug Prevention Program and a Campus Security Act.

The Lebanon County Career and Technology Center (LCCTC) Practical Nursing Program receives support through the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006 (Perkins IV). This act is designed to help all students develop their academic, career, and technical skills to prepare for high skill, high wage, and high demand occupations in current or emerging professions. The act places an increased focus on the academic achievement of career and technical education students, improves state and local accountability, and strengthens the connections between secondary and post-secondary education through the development and implementation of Career and Technical Programs of Study.

Courses

Level I
Anatomy and Physiology
Personal and Vocational Relationships
Nursing Fundamentals

Level II
Medical-Surgical Nursing I
Maternal/Child Health Nursing
Diet and Drug Therapy (integrated)

Level III
Medical-Surgical Nursing II
Diet and Drug Therapy (integrated)

PN Course Descriptions

Financial Aid
Available to those who quailfy
  • Approved for PELL Grants, Stafford Loans and VA Benefits
  • Scholarships are available—Early applicants have greater scholarship opportunities

Funding support for the Practical Nursing Program is received from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. If the state reimbursement to the program changes, the tuition rate for the program will change accordingly.

For questions related to signing up for the course, please contact:
LPN Office: 717- 273-8551 x. 2117

Nursing Job Links

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