Application information for the January 2015 class will be posted in the spring.
Interested in Knowing More?
Complete the information form and your name will be added to our database; timely information will be sent to let you know the admission process has reopened.
TEAS Exam scheduled through May 2014
TEAS exams are now scheduled at the Berks campus, February through May. Take the exam now to check your preparedness for the nursing program. Testing early will allow you to retake the exam at a later date if your scores are not where they should be. Visit the ATI website to sign up. Test review books can be purchased in the Continuing Education office located at the corner of Broadcasting and Tulpehocken Roads in Wyomissing.
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.
Functions of a Licensed Practical Nurse (Rich text file)
Course Descriptions for PN Program (Word document)
Sample Schedule for PN participant (Word document)
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