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A limited number of slots remain available for the Practical Nursing Class beginning January 2015.

First Step - Take the TEAS Exam

TEAS exams are now scheduled at the Berks campus now through December.  Candidates hoping to join the January class should plan to test no later than September to meet admission requirements.   Visit the ATI website to register for the exam. 

Berks test dates include:

Friday, November 14, 9 AM - 1 PM (final exam for potential Berks program candidates)
Friday, December 5, 9 AM - 1 PM -

Upon successful testing results, candidates will be asked to participate in a personal interview.  The application packet should be completed and ready for submission at the interview date.

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Program Cost

The January 2015 program will cost $15,000; tuition covers instruction, books, uniforms and basic nursing supplies. Student are responsible for additional fees pertaining to the program requirements: CPR certification, pre-entrance physical and immunizations, drug testing, clearances, malpractice insurance, and state licensure and graduation fees. This program qualifies for financial aid and students are required to file a FAFSA application

Visit FAFSA.website - Penn State's financial aid number is 003329


The mission of the Penn State Berks Practical Nursing Program is to provide a high quality non-credit certificate program, delivered through an 18-month evening/weekend curriculum, to prepare individuals with the knowledge, skills, values, and attitudes essential for practical nursing practice and the knowledge to pass the NCLEX-PN.

Qualifications for the PN Program:

Interested participants must have a high school diploma/GED/transcripts required

  • Present a clear criminal background check, child abuse clearance, and a clear 9-panel drug screen
  • Be CPR certified
  • Perform satisfactorily on the pre-entrance exam, the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)
  • Must be 17 years of age
  • Present themselves as a qualified candidate in a personal interview

Where are LPNS finding jobs? 

LPNs can be employed by doctors' offices, home health care providers, nursing homes, insurance companies, hospice services, and educational institutions. 

Application materials

Application materials should be sent to the Continuing Education Office only after you have taken the TEAS exam and know that you are a candidate for admission.

Application (PDF)

Check List for Practical  Nurse Program 

Functions of a Licensed Practical Nurse 

Course Descriptions for PN Program 

Sample Schedule for PN participant

Frequently Asked Questions



Penn State Berks
Continuing Education
P.O. Box 7009
Tulpehocken Road
Reading, PA 19610






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