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.

2022-2023 Program Outcomes Data

  • NCLEX pass rate - 95.65%
  • Program Completion Rate - 58.21%
  • Job Placement Rate - 93.65%

National Center for Education Statistics

National Center for Education Statistics iPEDS Reported Data

Federal Pell Grant Recipients

76.9% of students received Federal Pell Grant monies during the 2022-2023 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.