Thank you for your interest in the Practical Nursing Program. 

Practical nursing presents a rewarding career that can offer a lifetime of challenging experiences as a necessary part of the health care team.

Thousands of practical nurses are licensed annually and the demand is increasing rapidly.  Each year more opportunities are being made available to the practical nurse in: hospitals, nursing homes, home health care, physician’s offices, public health, private duty nursing, industry and other health care agencies.

The Clarion County Career Center is located on Route 66 North of Interstate 80, Shippenville, Pennsylvania.  The address is 490 Career Lane, Shippenville, PA  16254.  Email address for the Practical Nursing Program is tdelp@clarioncte.org 

This diploma program is a post-secondary educational service of the Clarion County Career Center completed in one calendar year for the full-time classes, and two calendar years for the part-time class.  One class per year is accepted, beginning every September; and one part-time class every other year in November.  It is designed to prepare a student to function as a practical nurse upon graduation.

The Practical Nursing Program is licensed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing:

                State Board of Nursing

                PO Box 2649, Harrisburg, PA  17105-2649

                Phone:  (717) 783-7142 ● Fax: (717) 783-0822

                Email: ST-Nurse@state.pa.us

and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN):

                    Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing

                    3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850 ● Atlanta, GA  30326

                    Phone:  (404) 975-5000 ● Fax:  (404) 975-5020

                    Visit ACEN On-Line:  www.acenursing.org

This brochure is prepared to provide you with necessary information about our program.  If you have any questions, please call us at 814-226-5857, ext. 160.

After reviewing the information, you may complete the application in the back of this brochure.  Don’t hesitate, classes fill quickly – seating is limited. 


Ann Stanonis-Manes, RN, MSN, Coordinator