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Practical Nursing

Pennsylvania Nursing Training School

A practical career with many possibilities!

If your friends and family turn to you in a crisis, it’s because you’re always cool under pressure!
You’re an ideal candidate for Pennsylvania Institute of Technology’s Practical Nursing certificate.
What is Practical Nursing?
No matter the healthcare setting, chances are you’ve been cared for by a practical nurse. Practical nurses work under the direction of physicians, registered nurses, and licensed dentists. While the duties of practical nurses vary depending on the workplace, practical nurses will generally
  • Provide direct, individualized nursing care
  • Assist with health care teaching
  • Monitor patients’ health status
  • Provide support to patients and their families/significant others
  • Participate in planning, implementation, and evaluation of nursing care
If you love helping others and you look forward to new challenges every day, then you’ll thrive as a practical nurse!
What kind of career will I have?
As a practical nurse, you have many opportunities at your fingertips. The passing of recent healthcare legislation makes this a unique time for job growth in all levels of allied health! The focus on patient outcomes and preventative care will increase the demand for nurses.

Plus, practical nurses will be in high demand. The National League for Nursing recognizes that the LPN as a valuable member of the health care team and the 2011 Institute of Medicine report, “The Future of Nursing,” acknowledges that LPNs are especially important to health care delivery because of their contributions to care.

P.I.T. graduates with certificates are eligible to take the licensure examination (NCLEX®-PN) and will be able to find work in a variety of rewarding healthcare settings, including:
  • Doctor’s offices
  • Home healthcare
  • Hospitals
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Multi-doctor practices
  • Prison health care systems
  • Psychiatric clinics
  • Substance abuse clinics
Where can I go after P.I.T.?
P.I.T. launches you into a world of opportunity! You will be able to use your credits towards an associate degree at P.I.T. or, better yet, you may be able to transfer your credits to a four-year college or university to pursue your bachelor of science degree. You can start working in your field right after graduation. You can work in your field and pursue your bachelor degree part-time. P.I.T. will prepare you for the next step that’s right for YOU.

While at P.I.T. you can obtain an associate degree in Allied Health-Practical Nursing!
Why choose P.I.T. for your Practical Nursing education?
  1. Get REAL WORLD experience!
    Our Practical Nursing Program puts students in real-world health care settings early in the program. By the end of the program, it’s common to have more scheduled clinic hours than classroom hours.

  2. Earn your certificate AND degree under one roof!
    P.I.T.’s Practical Nursing Program is designed for students who want to earn their certificate AND they can earn an associate degree in the order and timeframe that works best for them.

  3. Experienced Instructors
    Our instructors either come from a real world background or still hold positions in their fields. They share their working knowledge to better prepare our students to enter the workplace.

  4. Intimate learning environment and family atmosphere
    Our instructors know each student on a first name basis. Smaller class sizes allow us to focus on each student’s individual strengths and areas to improve.

  5. Parallel learning
    P.I.T.’s unique “parallel learning” approach saves time and money for our students. We offer skill strengthening and degree classes at the same time, fast-tracking students to a degree.

  6. No “weeding out” courses
    It’s common to find “weeding out” courses in other healthcare programs. These courses are harder than a first semester course should be. Some schools use these to “weed out” struggling students. At P.I.T. we take the opposite approach: we WANT you to succeed. We will go the extra mile to ensure your success!

  7. Free tutoring
    Scheduled tutoring from instructors is available to ALL P.I.T. students, free of charge!

  8. Portfolio Building and Interview Coaching
    The value of a P.I.T. education extends beyond the classroom! Our instructors work hard to prepare graduates for entry into practice.

The Practical Nursing Program’s was placed on provisional approval status by Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing for first-time NCLEX® Pass Rate below the required minimum pass rate of 80%.

The Practical Nursing Program has performed an evaluation of the program and developed a performance improvement plan. We feel confident that the plan will improve our first-time NCLEX® Pass Rate.

The Practical Nursing Program approval status does not affect the ability of qualified students to receive financial aid. It will also not prevent students from earning their practical nursing certificates and graduates from taking the practical nurse licensure examination.

P.I.T. is an independent, not-for-profit, degree granting college, accredited by Middle States*
* Middle States Commission on Higher Education. 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267)-284-5000