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Program of Study

  •    The Practical Nursing Program is a 52 week course of study extended over 15 months, on a 5 day per week basis (Monday-Friday).  Approximately 50 percent of the time is spent in the classroom and 50 percent of the time is spent in clinical experience.  Supervised, concurrent and sequential clinical experiences are provided at Geisinger Community Medical Center, Mountain View Care Center, Wayne Memorial Hospital, Allied Services, Headstart Centers and Avenanna Daycare for Medically Fragile Children.  Students are under the supervision and guidance of the Career Technology Center Practical Nursing Program.

Practical Nursing Announcements

  • The Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County wishes to announce that it will host a site visit for continuing accreditation of its Practical Nursing Program by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

    You are invited to meet with the site visit team and share your comments about the program in person at a meeting scheduled at 8:30 am on Wednesday, October 23, 2019, in the Learning Resource Center of the Practical Nursing Suite located at 3201 Rockwell Avenue, Scranton, Pennsylvania. 

    Written comments are also welcome and should be submitted directly to:

    Dr. Marsal Stoll, Chief Executive Officer

    Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing 3343 Peachtree Road Northeast, Suite 850

    Atlanta GA 30336 or email:

    All written comments should be received by the ACEN by October 8, 2019.

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  • According to the last graduate survey from March 2019 (March 2018 grads) 100% of licensed graduates are currently employed as L.P.N.'s

    Timeframe is March 2018-Present.

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  • Completion rate for the June 2019 graduating class:  72.5%

    Completion rate for the December 2018 graduating class: 67%

    Timeframe August 2018-Present.

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  • Current NCLEX pass rate is 100% for the December 2018 Graduating Class and 100% for June 2019 graduating class.

    (Timframe August 2018-Present)

    NCLEX pass rate from Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing Exam Year 10/1/18 - 9/30/19 is 100%



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  • Please contact the Practical Nursing Office if you are interested in taking the Entrance Exam at 570-346-8728.

    Next Class Starts March 9, 2020.

    Tests are Tuesdays from 8:45 to 11:30 starting in September 17, 2019 through January 28, 2020

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