Practical Nursing

Manor College offers a Practical Nursing Program starting Fall 2023. The program leads to an Associate of Science in Practical Nursing (ASPN) and eligibility to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nursing given by the Pennsylvania Board of Nursing.

*Pending approval by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing and accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.

Why Study Practical Nursing?

This program is a wonderful stepping-stone toward an RN degree, or can provide plenty of opportunities to work as an LPN in a variety of patient care settings.

What is A Practical Nurse?

Practical Nursing is a rapidly growing profession with tremendous needs for caring, well-qualified individuals. Employment of Licensed Practical Nurses is projected to grow 25% from 2012-2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. (Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics)

The Pennsylvania Board of Nursing defines a licensed practical nurse (LPN) as one who performs tasks and responsibilities within the framework of case finding; health teaching, health counseling and provisions of supportive and restorative care, under the direction of a registered nurse or other legally authorized physician or dentist.

Manor College Enters Partnership with Saint Hubert’s, Jefferson Health

‘Health Careers in 1-2-3’ will see students from Saint Hubert’s attending healthcare classes at Manor College with guaranteed job placement after graduation with Jefferson Health.

“This program is special because it is career focused and meets a societal demand for well-prepared healthcare providers,” Dr. Joseph Gillespie, Provost, said.

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Why You Belong Here at Manor

Manor College’s small class sizes, laboratory sciences classes and personal advising ensure that every student will be able to experience quality education and success. The program strongly supports Manor College’s Mission as it prepares students to compassionately serve all segments of society. Manor College is the right place for first-generation college students, as more than 65% of our student body is made up of first-gen students. We are also ranked the #2 safest college in the nation by

Learning Outcomes

Through didactic, lab and clinical experiences, this program will prepare students to be clinically skilled and holistically prepared to view each person as a complex individual with health impacted by mind, body and social determinants. Manor College Practical Nurses will be aware of methods to identify and rectify adverse social determinants of health and will be experienced participants in multidisciplinary problem-solving.

Career Opportunities

Students who complete the program successfully and become licensed practical nurses are able to support a health care team in completing nursing duties allowed under their license. These tasks include, but are not limited to, administering medications, wound care and patient education. A licensed practical nurse is a professional who provides basic care for patients. They are crucial in minimizing pain, increasing mobility, improving comfort, and generally improving overall care for patients in a variety of medical settings.

LPN’s make up the vast majority of nursing staff in the United States, and work in a variety of health care settings.

Examples of these settings are: 

  • Long Term Care Facilities
  • Physician Offices
  • Home-Health Care
  • Employees Health
  • Residential Care
  • Community Mental Health Centers
  • Detox Agencies
  • Outpatient Care Facilities
  • Hospitals
  • Schools
  • State and Local Government Agencies


Admissions Requirements

Students in the program are required to have a high school diploma with a 2.33 (C+) GPA or their GED. This full-time program can be completed in 15 months.

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Apply Now

Interested in applying for the Practical Nursing Program? Great! Click here to begin your application. If you have any questions, please email or call us at (215) 884-2216.