Practical Nursing

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

Program Specifics

Full-Time Program
1540 Hours // 12-month course
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

Michelle Achey, Practical Nursing Director
Mark Price, Instructor
Melissa Furman, Instructor
Stacy Heckard, Instructor
Josephine Burke, Administrative Assistant

Program Selection Criteria

The course is open to any interested person on the basis of the following criteria:

  • 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

Student 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)

2021-2022 School Year

Tuition and Program Fees

Description Fee
Tuition Full Time: $15,600
Part Time: $15,875
Pre-Admission TEAS Test $82.00
Books $718.00

Additional Fees (Estimated Costs, may vary)

Description Fee
Criminal History Report $22.00
FBI Criminal History Report $25.00
Child Abuse History Report $13.00
Medical Examinations (Estimated) $300.00
CPR AED Adult and Child plus CPR Infant (Estimated) $70.00
Uniforms (2)/Shoes (Estimated) $200.00
Temporary Permit to Practice $70.00
State Board Application to Test $95.00
NCLEX-PN Testing Application $200.00
Estimate of classroom & clinical supplies $136.00

Financial Aid

Available to those who qualify. Approved for PELL Grants, Stafford Loans, and VA Benefits and 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 for the program changes, the tuition rate for the program will change accordingly.

Admission Procedures

  • Submit an application
  • Take the pre-admission test (you will be scheduled)
  • Applicants are required to submit either official high school transcripts or G.E.D. records following notification of acceptable pre-admission test scores. Include transcripts from any completed post-secondary education, if applicable.
  • 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.

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.

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

Career Opportunities

The demand for nurses continues to grow, and at a rapid rate as well, so if you’re looking for an exciting and rewarding career in a fastpaced environment then joining the nursing field just might be for you. Our curriculum will prepare you to become a valuable asset in the medical field, giving you the opportunity to apply your expertise and knowledge to help individuals in need of care.


  • Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
  • Cedar Haven
  • UPMC Pinnacle Harrisburg
  • Tower Health – Reading Hospital
  • Cornwall Manor
  • WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital
  • Country Meadows Retirement Communities

Salary Ranges

PositionPA Projected Employment Growth 2014-2024 Entry SalaryAvg PA SalaryExperienced Salary
Licensed Practical Nurse9%$36,900$47,070$52,150

The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS V) is a resource LCCTC utilizes to predict prospective student’s success. TEAS V from ATI is proven to be a statistically significant predictor of early nursing program success. The objectives assessed on TEAS V are those which nurse educators deemed most appropriate and relevant to measure entry level skills and abilities of nursing program applicants.  The Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing minimum required pass rate is 80% for first-time test takers. The October 2017 – September 2018 reporting period pass rate was 79.66%.  Thus, the program was placed on provisional approval status.  We have performed a 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.