Course of Study Overview
The Chester County Intermediate Unit Practical Nursing Program consists of 1,635 hours of study with new classes starting a minimum of twice each year. The total hours are broken up into four levels, each equating to 393 to 414 hours in length. Each level consists of individual courses that stress the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation. Each course must be completed successfully and in sequence with any emergency closures (e.g. weather-related closures) made up.
Clinical experience is concurrent and sequential with classroom instruction through the cooperation of local clinical site affiliation agreements held with the following sites amongst others: Main Line Health, Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital, Penn Medicine Chester County Hospital, Tower Health Phoenixville Hospital, ACCELerate + Rehab in Exton, Barclay Friends, Bayada, Freedom Village, Jenners Pond, Kendal Crosslands, Pocopson Home, Recovery Centers of America and community clinical care experiences. Facilities represent various levels of care including acute care, sub-acute care, skilled care, home care and community based experiences.