Franklin County Practical Nursing Program (FCCTC-PNP)
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The Mission of the Franklin County Career and Technology Center Practical Nursing Program is to educate and prepare adult learners to competently and safely practice as an entry level licensed practical nurse. The program promotes life long learning. The student will meet or exceed standards and criteria of performance that will be satisfactory to the health care employer. The graduate will be qualified to take the NCLEX-PN exam required for licensure.
The Franklin County Career and Technology Center Practical Nursing Program will be the premier Practical Nursing Program in Pennsylvania providing a dynamic instructional program that is evidence-based and aligned with current practice.
The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is an integral member of the health care team. LPNs, working under the direction of a licensed professional nurse (RN), physician, or dentist, provide nursing care to clients.
There is a strong demand for Licensed Practical Nurses. Above-average employment opportunities are available in extended care facilities, home care, and rehabilitation facilities. Assisted living, ambulatory care clinics, school nursing, and correctional facilities are other common areas of employment for LPNs. The LPN cares for clients across the age spectrum. Opportunities for employment in acute care settings are limited.
The Many Reasons to Consider Admission to FCCTC-PNP
The Practical Nursing Program, affiliated with the Franklin County Career and Technology Center (FCCTC) www.franklinctc.org, is a rigorous, high quality, high value one-year full time program. This program has a consistent record of success in providing challenging theoretical and clinical learning experiences to prepare the graduate with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to successfully pass the NCLEX-PN licensing exam. A passing score on the exam results in licensure to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse. More importantly the student is prepared to competently enter post-licensure practice at the advanced beginner level. The student is guided by expert nurse educators who have strong clinical and educational backgrounds.
The program has an outstanding record in licensure exam pass rates and job placement. Employers report great satisfaction with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of the PNP graduate in assuming an entry level position. Program graduate surveys consistently reflect much satisfaction with the quality of instruction and preparation for practice. Graduates attribute their success in becoming an LPN to the mentorship of the program’s nurse educators, the rigorous curriculum, and the wide variety of clinical experiences. ACEN accreditation reflects program excellence. Less than 20% of PN programs are accredited in the United States!
Two classes are enrolled each year beginning in either February or August. Students attend class or clinical during the day Monday through Friday. Upon completion of the 1,610 hours of the program, as approved by the State Board of Nursing, the student will receive a diploma at graduation.
Licensure Exam Pass Rate
The current NCLEX-PN Board first time pass rate is 93.5% for all graduates taking the exam in 2013. Over the last 7 years the cumulative pass rate of all graduates is 98.29%.
The Practical Nursing Program was begun in September 1958, under the sponsorship and direction of the Chambersburg Area Joint School Board as a part of its adult education program. The program has undergone several changes of administration and currently is under the direction of the Franklin County Career and Technology Center (FCCTC). However the program is located on the south end of the beautiful Wilson College campus.
Approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, the course provides an inexpensive educational program for a lifetime career.
The Accreditation Commission For Education in Nursing, Inc. (formerly the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc.) has granted full accreditation to this program through 2018, ensuring a quality education for our students. For further information contact: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc., 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326 Phone : 404.975.5000 Fax: 404.975.5020 www.acenursing.org
The FCCTC PN Program is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing and the Pennsylvania Department of Education. The program has been approved by the Veteran’s Administration for more than 20 years.
The FCCTC-PNP program recently joined the Joining Forces initiative with other nursing programs throughout the United States. We have committed to educating our future nurses to meet the unique health needs of service members, veterans, and their families.