Practical Nursing


Nursing Program Director:

Elsie Maurer -

Program Information:

Heather Williams -

Financial Aid:

Debra A. Woodcock, Director of Financial Aid,
Amy Dullinger, Financial Aid Coordinator,


Program Overview:

Phone: 814-765-4047 Fax: 814-765-1844


Practical Nursing is a three semester program to prepare graduates to enter the field of nursing in an entry level staff role. After completion of the program, the graduate is eligible to take the Practical Nursing Licensing Exam (NCLEX-PN).

The education program is 12 months with a total of 1,500 clock hours. Classes and clinical experience are typically scheduled in a 4 day/week schedule for full-time and 2 day/week for part time (24 months). The student is reponsible for personal living accommodations and transportation.

Applications are accepted yearly on an ongoing basis until the program is full. Upon completion of application, pre-entrance testing, receipt of education record and interview, a decision of admission is completed. Applicants are encouraged to apply early. The nursing program reserves the right to request additional testing and/or academic data deemed necessary to make a determination of aptitude for nursing.

Program Start Dates

Full Time- August (each year)

Part Time- March (Odd years 2013,2015,etc.)

The Practical Nursing program is based on strong theory (670 hours), clinical component (830 hours), and commitment to excellence. Our program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and the Pennsylvania Department of Education and is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing. Students have clinical experience at acute, community, and long-term care settings.

Specific course curriculum and program policies can be found in the CCCTC Practial Nursing Student Handbook.

Employment Opportunities:

  • Hospitals
  • Home Health
  • Ambulatory Care Clinics
  • Physicians' Offices
  • Schools
  • Nursing Homes
  • Assisted Living Centers
  • Prisons
  • Private Duty
  • Hospice
  • Dental Offices

Salary Information:

Starting salaries range $12.50-$21.00/hourly.

Admission Requirements:

Satisfactory official transcript from an accredited secondary school, or a GED certificate. Good oral and written communication skills are essential. Satisfactory physical, immunization history, and drug screening is required upon acceptance. Applicant must have adequate sensory and psychomotor functioning to effectively implement nurse care. A student must be able to tolerate physical taxing activities and exercise restraint during stressful situations in order to meet the demands of the program. Adequate cognitive functioning as evidenced by satisfactory results on pre-entrance test required. An interview is also required. Criminal Record, Child Abuse and FBI Clearances are necessary. Applicant must be 18 years of age prior to graduating from the program.

Financial Aid:

Clearfield County Career and Technology Center's Practical Nursing Program is a participant in PELL Grants, Federal Direct Loans, and other local funding agencies. Funding varies depending on income and family size. You will be required to fill out a Financial Aid Free Student Application (FAFSA) by visiting the website at The school code is 015422. Call our financial aid office at 765-5308 for more information. For more information regarding financial aid see the CCCTC Financial Aid Handbook.


Note: The CCCTC has no student resident housing.

Prior to entering CCCTC Practical Nursing, we highly recomend taking Medical Terminology, and Anatomy and Physiology through CCCTC Online Continuing Education.

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The Clearfield County Career and Technology Center will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, or handicap in its admissions procedures, educational programs and activities, or employment practices as required by Title VI, Title IX, and Section 504.For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures, contact William Weaver III, Title VI, Title IX, and Section 504 Coordinator, at 1620 River Road Clearfield, Pennsylvania 16830. (Phone 814-765-5308) For information regarding services, activities, programs, and facilities that are accessible to and usable by handicapped persons, contact William Weaver III, Executive Director, at 1620 River Road, Clearfield, Pennsylvania 16830.

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