General Information

Nursing is a satisfying and rewarding career. The Practical Nursing Program offers you the opportunity for an exciting and good paying 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:

  • accepts two classes per year; each September and March.
  • is a 52-week course that takes 15 months to complete.
  • is a full-time, Monday through Friday, adult program.
  • was established in 1959 as part of the Adult Education Program of the Wilkes-Barre Area School District.
  • students may be eligible for Financial Aid; PELL grants, Federal loans and scholarships. Information on financial resources is available from the Financial Aid Office (570) 822-6539 Ext.137. Financial assistance may also be available from Luzerne County Human Resources, Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry or the U.S. Veterans Administration.
  • graduates meet the educational requirements required to take the State Licensing Exam for Practical Nursing in every state and territory of the United States.



**Further Program or Financial Aid information is available from the Program Director, Assistant Director and Administrative Manager.



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