• The Chester County Intermediate Unit Practical Nursing Program (PNP) is a post-secondary program that prepares you to pass the NCLEX-PN: National Council Licensure Examination for Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurses, allowing you a faster entry into the nursing profession and opportunities for future growth and education in the field.

    Program Outcomes

    • The Chester County Intermediate Unit Practical Nursing Program NCLEX-PN first-time test takers pass rate for October 1, 2018-September 30, 2019 was 89.47%.
    • The fall full-time retention rate for 2016 is 69% and the part-time evening program retention rate for 2016 is 55% (Source IPEDS).
    • Fifty-five students graduated during 2018-2019.

     

  • Mission

    To provide a quality, innovative, cost-effective and student-focused curriculum to a diverse population, preparing graduates to practice as competent licensed practical nurses.

  • Locations

  • Beliefs

    Customer Service - We are committed to exceeding customers’ expectations.
    Partnership - We collaborate with partners to assure a seamless career pathway of life-long learning and a robust, diverse nursing workforce.
    Innovation - We promote change to meet evolving needs and foster innovation. Leadership - We embrace a leadership role in assuring quality holistic nursing education and in cultivating interaction with community partners Advocacy We serve as an advocate for our students, nursing education and practical nursing at large.
    Professional Commitment - We maintain the highest standards of conduct.
    Organizational Culture - We provide an environment that encourages flexibility, teamwork, mutual respect, creativity, professional growth, high morale, opportunity and pride in all we do.

  • Goals

    Grow PNP to help meet the practical nursing workforce demand in Chester and neighboring counties.
    Ensure that the PNP remains competitive, cost-effective and high quality.
    Maintain NCLEX-PN first-time test-taker pass rates that exceed the state average.
    Maintain graduate and employer high approval of outcomes.
    Continually review curriculum to support seamless career pathways (LPN to RN, including BSN) and position the graduate LPN to excel in evolving health care market.
    Maintain tuition increase not to exceed 4% while increasing enrollment and maintaining a high quality program.
    Cultivate leadership/advocacy role for PN education and LPNs and emerge as a leader in nursing education at large.
    Partner to obtain highly competitive grants targeting larger institutions


Advantages of the Practical Nursing Program

  • Smooth transition to RN degree

  • High job placement

  • Hands-on experience

  • Focused on the individual

  • Experienced staff

  • Accredited program

  • Flexible scheduling options