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2014 PN class photoCongratulations Class of 2014!
We wish all of our graduates the best as they enter the nursing profession. 

The January 2015 class is now filled, thank you for your interest in the Penn State Practical Nurse program.  A new class will begin in June 2016.  Please check back later for more information on admission to that program.

If you are interested in knowing more about the practical nurse program, please complete the form below and your name will be added to our database; information will be sent to you at appropriate times as we begin the admission process for 2016.

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The January 2015 program will cost $15,000; tuition covers instruction, books, uniforms and basic nursing supplies. Student are responsible for additional fees pertaining to the program requirements: CPR certification, pre-entrance physical and immunizations, drug testing, clearances, malpractice insurance, and state licensure and graduation fees. This program qualifies for financial aid and students are required to file a FAFSA application

Visit FAFSA.website - Penn State's financial aid number is 003329


The mission of the Penn State Berks Practical Nursing Program is to provide a high quality non-credit certificate program, delivered through an 18-month evening/weekend curriculum, to prepare individuals with the knowledge, skills, values, and attitudes essential for practical nursing practice and the knowledge to pass the NCLEX-PN.

Qualifications for the PN Program:

Interested participants must have a high school diploma/GED/transcripts required

  • Present a clear criminal background check, child abuse clearance, and a clear 9-panel drug screen
  • Be CPR certified
  • Perform satisfactorily on the pre-entrance exam, the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)
  • Must be 17 years of age
  • Present themselves as a qualified candidate in a personal interview

Where are LPNS finding jobs? 

LPNs can be employed by doctors' offices, home health care providers, nursing homes, insurance companies, hospice services, and educational institutions. 

Application materials

Application materials should be sent to the Continuing Education Office only after you have taken the TEAS exam and know that you are a candidate for admission.

Application (PDF)

Check List for Practical  Nurse Program 

Functions of a Licensed Practical Nurse 

Course Descriptions for PN Program 

Sample Schedule for PN participant

Frequently Asked Questions



Penn State Berks
Continuing Education
P.O. Box 7009
Tulpehocken Road
Reading, PA 19610






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