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Practical Nursing (LPN)

15 Months - Diploma
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Practical Nursing LPN School in Erie Pennsylvania

Program Overview

The Practical Nursing program is designed to prepare students with the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to become a licensed practical nurse (LPN) and to obtain employment as a Practical Nurse in hospital settings, physician offices, clinical settings, long-term care facilities, home health care services, residential care facilities, schools, and governmental agencies.

The Practical Nursing program will focus on caring for the sick, injured, convalescent, and disabled under the direction of physicians and registered nurses while practicing ethical, moral principles and standard of practice that are specific to the practical nurse. Classroom and lab study will be set up to learn from a simple to complex format and will consist of, but not limited to, basic nursing concepts and include patient care related subject matter.

The program includes clinical rotations in which students will practice in the hospitals, specialty clinics, day care settings, long term care facilities, physician offices, residential facilities, and home health care settings. Note: Practical Nursing students will train under the direct supervision of a Nursing Instructor who meets all the standards of the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing.

The Practical Nursing program at Great Lakes Institute of Technology is approved by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing, PO Box 2649, Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649, (717) 783-7142,, and is recognized by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN), number US25110200. The program is in Provisional Approval status.

Hybrid Learning

This program offers a hybrid learning experience. Students complete coursework online and complete hands-on learning on-campus.


Graduates of this program are trained and eligible to sit for the NCLEX-PN licensure examination. Once passing the exam, graduates may apply for licensure to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). In Pennsylvania, graduates are not permitted to work as a Practical Nurse without a valid PA license. The school cannot guarantee licensure or certification.

Course Summary

  • Basic Math for Nursing
  • Medical Terminology Essentials
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Leadership and Career Success
  • Human Growth & Development
  • Fundamentals of Nursing I
  • Mental Health Nursing
  • Pharmacology for Nursing I
  • Practical Nursing I
  • Fundamentals of Nursing II
  • Fundamental of Nursing Lab II
  • Practical Nursing Rotation I
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Practical Nursing II
  • Pharmacology for Nursing II
  • Practical Nursing Rotation II
  • Maternal/Newborn Nursing
  • Practical Nursing III Lab
  • Critical Thinking Skills in Nursing
  • Practical Nursing Rotation III
  • NCLEX Certification Review
  • Prioritizing, Delegation, and Patient Assignment
  • Practical Nursing Rotation V

Practical Nursing Job Placement Sites

Below is a list of employers who recently hired graduates of the Practical Nursing Program

  • Millcreek Community Hospital, Erie PA
  • LECOM Health Nursing and Rehabilitation, Erie PA
  • Wexford Health/Erie, Erie PA
  • Department of Military & Veterans Affairs – Soldiers and Sailors Home, Erie PA
  • Country Club Retirement Campus at Ashtabula, Ashtabula Oh
  • Sarah Reed Senior Living, Erie PA
  • Twinbrook HCRC, Erie PA
  • Dedicated Nursing Associates, Pittsburgh PA
  • LECOM Senior Living Center, Erie PA


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