Overview

Lenape Practical Nursing offers full time and part time programs of study to enable successful applicants to pursue a practical nursing education.

Lenape Technical School currently offers the Practical Nursing Program at two sites; Ford City (main site) and New Castle (secondary site). Both, Ford City and New Castle offer the full-time program of study. The part-time program is available at the Ford City location only.

The Practical Nursing Program is a 1554 clock hour, four level program to prepare graduates to enter the field of nursing in an entry level position. After completion o fthe program, the graduate is eligible to take the Practical Nursing Licensing Exam (NCLEX-PN).

Applications are accepted on an on-going basis.

Specific course curriculum and program policies can be found in the Student Handbook.

The student is responsible for personal living accommodations and transportation.

Practical nurses are employed in a variety of health care settings. This includes physician offices, schools, hospitals, home health agencies, long-term care and outpatient facilities. Nurses at all levels continue to be in demand. *"Employment of Licensed Practical Nurse ... is expected to grow 25 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations." *Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses

 National League for Nursing
A Vision for Recognition of the Role of Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurses in Advancing the Nation's Health (September 2014)

 Center for Workforce Information & Analysis
 Licensed Practical Nurse Model Regional Shortage

Bureau of Health Planning Division of Plan Development
2014 Pulse of Pennsylvania's Licensed Practical Nurse Workforce

 

 

 

Practical Nursing News

Student Achievement Data

Student Achievement Data

  • First Time Pass Rate on National Council Licensure Exam for Nurses (NCLEX): 

October 1, 2015-September 30, 2016:  85.87%

 

  • Students Completing the Program

Academic Year:  2016-2017

  • Full Time:70%
  • Part Time:39%

 

  • Graduates Obtaining Jobs:  

Academic Year:  2014-2015:   89%

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