Practical Nursing

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Heather Haines

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PN Coordinator

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Lisa Becker

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Instructor

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Michelle Echard

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Lacey Hartman

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Lauren Johnston

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Simulation Assistant

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Now Accepting Applications!

CARES Act: Emergency Financial Aid Grants for Post-Secondary Students

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund I (HEERF I)

The CARES Act, passed by Congress, provides funding to higher education institutions to assist students that have been impacted financially during the Covid-19 pandemic. Through the CARES Act, The Academy is providing emergency financial aid grants for post-secondary students to support students that have been negatively impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.


Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (HEERF II)

The CRRSAA, passed by Congress in December 2020, provides funding to higher education institutions to assist students that have been impacted financially during the Covid-19 pandemic. Through CRRSAA funds, the GACTC provided emergency financial aid grants for postsecondary students to support students that have been negatively impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.


Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III (HEERF III)

The ARP, signed into law in March 2021, provides funding to higher education institutions to assist students that have been impacted financially during the Covid-19 pandemic. Through ARP funds, the GACTC provided emergency financial aid grants for postsecondary students to support students that have been negatively impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.


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Program Length

The Practical Nursing Program provides approximately 1540 clock hours of instruction over a twelve (12) month period. Vacation and holiday time are scheduled into the instructional year. Two classes are admitted per year – one class in March and one class in September. Classes are scheduled for daytime hours, weekdays, usually 8 AM through 3 PM. Clinical day hours vary – usually 6:30 AM – 4 PM.


Program Accreditation and Approval

The Practical Nursing program at Mifflin County Academy of Science and Technology located in Lewistown, PA is accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

Address: 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: (404) 975-5000
Website: ACEN Website

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Practical Nursing program is continuing accreditation.

The program is approved by the Department of Education and the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing.

Address: P.O. Box 2649, Harrisburg PA 17105
Phone: (717) 783-7142
Website: PA State Board of Nursing


Letter to Potential Students

Dear Applicant;

The Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing has established a minimum rate of 80% for graduates of nursing programs to pass the National Licensure Exam (NCLEX) testing for the first time. Our school has a long history of strong pass rates and we are happy to announce our 2023 year (testers between 10/1/2022 and 9/30/2023) pass rate was 88.46%. We are on FULL approval with the PA State Board of Nursing.

The changes implemented over the past year based on our 2022 Improvement Plan and our October 2022 ACEN site visit, have shown to be effective on our approach to prepare students for the NCLEX. Recently, our September 2023 cohort had a 100% pass rate (all 13 students passed on first attempt).