Practical Nursing

Nurses Make a Difference!

The Practical Nursing Program at Eastern Center for Arts and Technology is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing, and accredited by the Middle States Commission of Secondary Schools. The program is designed to prepare qualified, selected individuals for a career in Practical Nursing. Upon completion of the program, the graduate is eligible to sit for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCLEX) PN Licensing examination.

For information regarding the application process, see Pre-entrance testing and Application & Admission Requirements.

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64% of full-time, first-time students received grant aid in 2012-2013!

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Full-Time Program Hours

One year, Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 3:00pm
Clinical hours: 7:00am to 2:30pm
(annually, fall and spring)

Upcoming Classes / TEAS Test Deadline

September 2014 / May 1, 2014
February 2015 / October 2, 2014

Full-Time Program Locations

Eastern Center for Arts and Technology
3075 Terwood Road
Willow Grove, PA 19090

2500 Maryland Road
Willow Grove, PA 19090

Abington Memorial Hospital (Clinical)
1200 Old York Road
Abington, PA 19001

Part-Time Program Hours

Two years, two evenings a week and every other weekend.

5:30pm to 9:30pm on weekdays for Harleysville, ACTS and EASTERN Evenings location

4:30pm to 8:30 pm on weekdays for Royersford location

7:00am to 3:30pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Upcoming Classes / TEAS Test Deadline

October 2014 (Harleysville) / June 5, 2014
December 2014 (Willow Grove) / August 7, 2014

Part-Time Program Locations

EASTERN Evenings
(EE-December 2014)
3075 Terwood Road
Willow Grove, PA 19090

ACTS Retirement Life Communities
(ACTS-October 2015)
812 North Bethlehem Pike
Ambler, PA 19002

Parkhouse Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, LP
(Royersford-April 2015)
1600 Black Rock Road
Royersford, PA 19468

Peter Becker Community
(Harleysville- October 2014)
434 Schoolhouse Road
Harleysville, PA 19438

Clinical Experience:
Sites vary with Program