Earning an associate degree in the Allied Health-Practical Nursing program prepares students for career advancement by combining a career certificate program with general education courses in biology, chemistry, mathematics, computer applications, humanities, and the social sciences. The Allied Health curriculum requires 16 credit hours per semester for two semesters. The Practical Nursing program is three semesters, which includes clinical hours beginning in the first semester. You will receive the education and training to successfully pass the Pennsylvania licensure examination (NCLEX®-PN).
Upon completion of the program, students have the option to begin their career as a Licensed Practical Nurse or transfer their degree to a four-year college or university into a Licensed Practical Nurse to Registered Nurse bridge program, or bachelor degree program in Nursing.