• At the Central Susquehanna LPN Career Center, you can... 

    Train in 12 months or 23 months

    The full-time program lasts one year. You attend classes and clinical rotations from August to August. Courses are held weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Clinical experience at affiliated facilities is usually offered during the day or first shift, but might occasionally be scheduled for evenings. A part-time program spanning two years is also available and starts in January of each year and runs through December of the following year.

    Attend classes locally

    Classroom instruction and laboratory experiences are offered at the LPN Center in Lewisburg. Clinical experiences are proviced at area hospitals, nursing care facilities, doctors' offices and childcare settings.

    Study with experienced faculty

    Learn from registered nurses with advanced degrees in teaching and/or clinical experience. Faculty members meet qualifications of the State Board of Nursing and Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit. In clinical areas, the ratio of faculty to students is at or below one to 15, as required by the State Board of Nursing.

    Progress through an approved curriculum 

    Progress through three levels of study, moving from basic to more complex principles. The curriculum includes 1,547 hours of classroom instruction, laboratory experience and clinical practicum and is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing.

    Transfer credits

    Transfer of credits earned prior to entering the LPN Center must be approved by the admissions committee.

    Earn advanced placement

    Advanced placement may be granted for previous education in a health care program for professional nurses or practical nurses, at the admissions committee's discretion.

    Prepare for your licensing exam

    LPN Career Center graduates are eligible to take the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Licensing Exam for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN). The LPN Center provides computer simulations of the NCLEX-PN based on the current matrix of the test. Ninety-four percent (94%) of students who take the licensing exam pass it the first time*.

    Look ahead to your "career in caring"

    The Central Susquehanna LPN Career Center has a 94% job placement rate*. Graduates earn competitive salaries and employers report a 98% satisfaction rate with our graduates*. Students also report a 99% satisfaction rate with the program.

    Join a proud tradition

    The LPN Center (formerly the Danville Area School District Practical Nursing Program) is celebrating more than 50 years of service to the Susquehanna Valley. Our graduates are making a difference in the health care delivery systems and touch the lives of those they serve daily.

    *Data compiled from information collected over the last three years from the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing, ACEN and LPN Center surveys. 

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  • The practical nursing program is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing (PSBN) and accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). 

    PA State Board of Nursing 
    P.O. Box 2649 

    Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649 
    (404) 975-5000 

    ACEN 
    3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850 
    Atlanta, GA 30326

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