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Lehigh Carbon Community College

What is a Certificate in Nursing?

This is an integrated college program spanning three semesters. Students complete classroom instruction alongside clinical experience. A practical nursing graduate is prepared to assist in caring for medical and surgical patients, convalescents, and disabled.

Upon completion of the approved curriculum, the graduate receives a certificate as a practical nurse. Once the graduate successfully completes the Virtual ATI NCLEX-PN review course they are eligible to sit for the National Council Licensing Examination – Practical Nursing (NCLEX-PN).

The Practical Nursing Certificate program at Lehigh Carbon Community College at the Main Campus located in Schnecksville, Pennsylvania; at the Donley Center located in Allentown, Pennsylvania; and at the Morgan Center located in Tamaqua, Pennsylvania is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326; 404-975-5000;

Application deadline is February 1 for Summer admission: Practical Nursing Certificate application

Nursing Director

 Karen M. Clark

Karen M. Clark

Director of Nursing
Schnecksville, PA

Nursing Courses

Your nursing courses will prepare you for success in either a future career or when pursuing a four-year degree. In this program, you’ll take classes like:

  • Anatomy and Physiology I and II
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Nursing I, II, III

Pathway to a Career in Nursing

Advance your career at your own pace. Each step below transfers credits to the next. Appropriate job titles and average pay ranges are meant to help guide an individual interested in this field; they vary based on individual experience and employer.

Wage information taken from Lightcast Q2 2023 BETA Data Set – QCEW Employees. Wage range is 25%-75% hourly average in surrounding 10-county region.


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