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Penn College in Wellsboro’s Practical Nursing Program will hold four information sessions for those considering a career in nursing: November 10, November 21, December 1, and December 12, all at 6:30 p.m. The sessions will be held at Pennsylvania College. from the Wellsboro Campus of Technology, 22 Walnut St., and will be connected to the Potter County Education Center via Zoom.

Lauren M. Scheetz, Associate Program Director, will discuss admission requirements; application, tuition and financial aid processes; Licence ; and employment opportunities for graduates. It will be possible to ask questions.

The next full-time practical nursing course will run from March 14, 2023 to March 8, 2024 (with a graduation date of March 12, 2024). Classroom experiences will take place at the Wellsboro campus and Potter County Education Council, with clinical experiences throughout the Northern Tier.

A part-time program, which will combine classroom instruction one day per week with evening/weekend clinics two days per week, will also be offered. This program is scheduled to begin June 8, 2023 and graduate March 25, 2025. Classroom experiences will take place on the Wellsboro campus, with clinical experiences throughout the Northern Tier.

The Essential Academic Skills test and a minimum passing score are required for entry into the program. Before taking the TEAS, an application must be submitted to the Wellsboro office. Completed application documents and entry prerequisites must be submitted by February 27 to be considered for admission to the March class and by May 26 for the June class.

Coursework in the 12-month, full-time practical nursing program takes place at Penn College’s Wellsboro campus, with clinical experiences at UPMC Wellsboro, Green Home, and Broad Acres Health and Rehabilitation Center, as well as in other local facilities. Potter County students join the Coudersport Board of Education with clinical experiences at UPMC Cole and Sweden Valley Manor.

The practical nursing program is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing. Those who complete the program will be prepared to take the National Board licensing exam for licensure as an LPN. Training opportunities for the advancement of registered nurses are available.

This is an hourly program, designed specifically by Workforce Development at Penn College in Williamsport. Among financial aid options, students are potentially eligible for Federal Pell Grants, Federal Direct Loans, and PA Targeted Industry Program grants.

For more information and to register, call 570-724-7703, email northcampus@pct.edu, or visit www.pct.edu/north.