General Information

Nursing is a satisfying and rewarding career. The Practical Nursing Program offers you the opportunity for an exciting and challenging career. The requirements for admission to the Practical Nursing Program are a high school diploma or a GED, passing the entrance exam and your desire to make a difference. You will be taught all the essential information you need to succeed in this program and pass the National Council licensing exam when you complete.

2016/17 Student Achievement Outcome Data

  • National Council Licensing Exam (NCLEX) pass rate - 93.7%
  • Program Completion Rate - 94%
  • Job Placement Rate - 100%
  • Graduate Preparedness - 93%

Student Diversity

Federal Pell Grant Recipients

66% of students recieved Federal Pell Grant monies during the 2015-2016 school year. In addition, the majority of students are eligible for other financial aid resources.

The Practical Nursing Program is a:

  • 52-week course that takes 15 months to complete.
  • Full-time adult program sponsored by the Wilkes-Barre Area Career & Technical Center.
  • Program that was established in 1959 as part of the Adult Education Program of the Wilkes-Barre Area School District.






350 Jumper Road
Plains Township PA 18705
Phone: 570-822-6539
Fax: 570-829-5013