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Practical Nurse Information Sessions Scheduled

If you are interested in becoming a nurse, we can provide you with the details.  Sign up now to attend an information session that best suits your schedule.

Tuesday,October 20

Wednesday,November 18

Saturday, December 5**

Weekday sessions will be held in the Janssen Conference Center, Room 3, beginning at 6:00 PM; Saturday session meets in Frano 157 at 10:00 AM.  You can view our campus map here.

New Practical Nurse Class begins July 2016 

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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practical nurse graduate photo

Prepare for the TEAS Exam

All candidates must take the TEAS V exam as a prerequisite for admission

Reserve your seat now for one of these fall testing dates.  Register directly through ATITestig.com.  Be aware of their no cancellation/no refund policy.

FRIDAYS:  testing period 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM, arrive 15 prior to start time at the minimum.  Testing dates are October 16, November 13, December 11.

SATURDAYS:  testing period 8:30 AM - 12: 30 PM, arrive 15 minutes prior to the start time at the minimum.  Testing dates are October 31, December 5.

Access our campus mapAll tests are given in 205 Gaige Building.

Program Details

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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