Practical Nursing Program

  • The CTCLC Practical Nursing Program:

    • established in 1967 under the Manpower Development Training Act and was approved by the Veterans Administration in 1968.
    • prepares students to perform select nursing duties in care of the sick, promotion of health, and prevention of illness under the supervision of a licensed physician and of a registered nurse.
    • is sponsored by the Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County (CTCLC).
    • is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing
    • accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). 
    • prepares and provides eligibility for graduates to take the Pennsylvania State Board licensing examination for Practical Nursing.
    Financial Assistance:
    • Information on financial aid resources is available by calling (570) 346-8728 or emailing smorgan@ctclc.edu
    • Students may be eligible for Financial Aid through PELL and SEOG grants, federal loans, scholarships and/or Veterans benefits. 

    Admission Requirements

    The course is open to any interested person who:

    • is a resident of Pennsylvania
    • is a high school graduate with a diploma and official high school transcript(s) from an accredited school.
      • has a Pennsylvania G.E.D
      • Out of state G.E.D results and foreign language transcripts must be approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education at the applicant's expense.
    • demonstrates ability to learn as indicated by a pre-admission test, two positive references and official transcripts
    • satisfactory results of the information session
    • Admission Committee review and recommendation for acceptance

    In addition, once accepted, participation in the program is contingent on the receipt of the following:

    • Act 34 Child Abuse Clearance
    • Act 151 State Police Clearance
    • FBI clearances
      • free from prohibitive offenses and are accepted by the governing institution and clinical sites.
    • Proof of physical and mental health as evidenced by:
      • Physical examination
        • physician verification of ability to perform essential functions of Practical Nurse  
      • Completed immunizations and/or titers
      • negative 10 panel drug screening
    Admission Procedure

    Requests for an application may be made in person, by email request or telephone
    Office hours: 8:15am — 3:30pm
    Phone: (570) 346-8728

    Written request:
    3201 Rockwell Avenue, Scranton, PA 18508
    Fax: (570) 346-7306
     
    Email:
    molivetti@ctclc.edu

    Program of Study

    The CTCLC Practical Nursing Program is a 52-week course of study extended over 15 months. Students attend a 5-day week (Monday-Friday). Approximately 50% of the time is spent in the classroom and 50% in clinical experience.
     
    Supervised clinical experience occurs at Geisinger Community Medical Center, Mountain View Care Center, Aveanna Daycare for Medically Fragile Children, Wayne Memorial Hospital, Allied Services, Aveanna Home Health, Bayada Home Health, Lehigh Valley Health Network, Regional and Moses Taylor Hospitals, and Headstart Centers. Students are under the supervision and guidance of the Career Technology Center Practical Nursing Program.

    Applications

    New Classes are admitted in March and November/December of even years and August of odd years.
    Application forms will be sent on request and are available on this website.
    An entrance examination will be scheduled after registration on the online Kaplan testing site.
    Information sessions are held following the exam to review results, transcripts and references.
    It is suggested that interested applicants apply at least 3-6 months in advance of the class they wish to enter.

    100% of graduates surveyed a year after graduation were employed in acute and chronic health care institutions and agencies,clinics,  physician's offices, industry, prisons, Urgent Care facilities, and home health agencies.  
     
    CTCLC Practical Nursing Schedule*

    Level 1...............................................................................13 Weeks
    Life Sciences
    Nursing Skills I
    Personal and Vocational Relationships I
    Personal and Community Health


    Level 2...............................................................................13 Weeks
    Nutrition
    Nursing Skills II
    Medical-Surgical Nursing I
    An Integrated Pharmacology Course begins and continues through Level 4



    Level 3...............................................................................13 Weeks
    Nursing in the Family Life Cycle I
    Medical-Surgical Nursing II
    Nursing Skills III
    Disorders of Psychosocial Adaptation


    Level 4...............................................................................13 Weeks
    Nursing in the Family Life Cycle II
    Medical-Surgical Nursing III
    Personal and Vocational Relationships II

    *Approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing


    The Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County Practical Nursing Program at the Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County in Scranton, Pennsylvania 
    The Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County Practical Nursing Program at the Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County is accredited by 
    Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
    3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326
    Phone: (404) 975-5000
     
    The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the practical nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.
     
    View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm


    Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County Practical Nursing Program
    Phone: (570) 346-8728
    Fax: (570) 346-7306


    The Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County, PA will not discriminate in their educational programs, activities or employment practices based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, ancestry or any other legally protected classification. This policy is in accordance with state and federal laws, including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act. Information relative to special accommodation, grievance procedure, and the designated responsible official for compliance with Title VI, Title IX, and Section 504 may be obtained by contacting The Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County, 3201 Rockwell Ave., Scranton, Pennsylvania 18508. The opportunity to prepare for Practical Nursing is available to any person that meets the objectives of the program, without regard to age, race, color, creed, gender, or functional challenge.