Anyone know of a LPN program in or around Philadelphia, PA?

  1. I'm interested in going back to school for LPN, but when I try to find schools in or around the Philadelphia area I keep getting the same answers. Every once in a while I'll come across a new school, so I know some of the sites aren't showing EVERY LPN school. Does anyone know of any??? Please let me know...thanks...
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  3. by   LPN_in_the_making83
    hey Kerri. There is Center for Arts and technology in Coatesville, which i will be attending in September and there is also Eastern in Willow Grove. Where are you located?
  4. by   kerri2686
    Oh great, I'll have to check them out. I live in Northeast Philadelphia, but I won't mind traveling as long as it's a good school. Thanks so much for the help and good luck to you in school !
  5. by   nursingis4me
    If you live in Northeast Philadelphia, try Prism Career Institute. They're located at 8040 Roosevelt Blvd, and their number is 215-331-4600. They have a 15 month full time day program and the cost is about $22,000; the next class will start in the spring of 2009. I know this because I just looked into their program Monday, 8/11/08 (a turn of events in my life that day nows affords me the opportunity to go to school full-time); I even took their assessment test (had to score at least a 20-scored a 26). The next step is to complete an application and take the TEAS test; this will cost about $135.00 ($50 for the app; $50 for the test; $35 for the study guide-this I might not have to pay, as I have a friend in their program right now & she may still have her study guide so that I can use hers.) Hope this little tidbit of info helps in your quest.
    P.S.--send me a private message if you'd like to know who I talked to at the school.
    Last edit by nursingis4me on Aug 13, '08 : Reason: added final line
  6. by   Daytonite
    took me a while to find this:
  7. by   MS.LPNOF215
    hey kerri im in a LPN PROGRAM it in media pa thats not to far from springfield mall in delware county its a gd school u can call the name of the school is PENNSYLVANIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
  8. by   poppi76
    I live in Northeast Phila area. I trying to find schools for LPN. Could i also attend schools that are in new jersey?
  9. by   mume2mykidz
    yes you can go to NJ and then take your nclex in PA and get a PA licence along with a NJ licence.I think it is PA,NJ and Delaware that you can apply for a licence.I go to a NJ school but we have plenty of PA people who are taking it in PA and then going to pay to have a licence in both states
  10. by   nursingis4me
    Although when I 1st replied to this post (8/13/08), I was excited about PRISM, I've since learned of another school-Pennsylvania Institute of Technology in Media, PA (not too far from the Springfield Mall). Their program is shorter than PRISM's (12 months @ PIT vs 15 months @ PRISM) and is cheaper ($17,600 vs $22,000). They are fully accrediated and therefore eligible for all Title IV federal/state student loans, grants, and scholarships. Their program sounded better to me, and the admissions counselor seemed better informed than the one I spoke with @ PRISM.
    I took PIT's assessment test and passed; I took their entrance exam for the LPN program (it's the TEAS test-they test on english, math, science, and reading) on 9/13/08--I GOT WORD (via a phone call and a letter the same day) ON 9/17/08 THAT I PASSED!!!! I'll start class in January and begin my journey of becoming an LPN.
  11. by   ErikaPa
    I attend CAT-B in Coatesville and love it, we have quite a few girls who commute from philly and don't mind the ride! Most importantly the program has a VERY high NCLEX pass rate!

    Good luck!
  12. by   poppi76
    How far is that school from philly? i live farther north from the city. i am realizing from all my school searches i will most likely have to travel to school, and i am sorry what is the name of the school??? and thank you for the help
  13. by   ErikaPa
    No problem! The school is called Center for arts and technology Brandywine campus. Its in Coatesville pa, the day program starts at 7am most days and I believe 8 am during some levels. Mapquest your address to coatesville pa to find out just how far. Any other questions let me know or PM me!
  14. by   LPN_in_the_making83
    ErikaPa do u go to CAT? i am just wondering because iam also attending CAT. I just started in September. i am the newbie!