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Why choose PITC Institute?

PITC Institute is a career school offering an accredited Practical Nursing program, located in Wyncote, near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This is a specialized program where you can achieve PN Associate in Skilled Technology Degree (AST). After successfully completing the PN AST program, you are eligible to appear at the PN-NCLEX examination. Passing the NCLEX exam will earn you an LPN, the Licensed Practical Nurse.

PN Associates in Skilled Technology

We offer a full-time day program, and a part-time evening program, for your convenience.

PITC Institute is in existence since 1998, one of the oldest schools to offer a PN program in our region. We have graduated hundreds of students who are now practicing as LPNs in long-term care facilities and hospitals in the greater Philadelphia area.

PITC Institute PN AST program has the distinct advantage of an all-rounded education that includes several General Education courses. This expanded program provides skills in nursing as well as knowledge in a variety of subjects, such as Biology, Psychology, Sociology, and others. These are highly desirable skills for employers that contribute to the advancements in a nursing career.

Partnerships for Bachelors in Nursing

PITC Institute also has partnerships with a university that can offer you a bachelor’s in nursing, and other degree-seeking programs, after you graduate from the PNAST program.

Financial Aid

PITC Institute is approved by the US Department of Education to offer Title IV Pell grants to qualified students. Our PNAST is also approved to offer the PA Department of Education’s PHEAA grant. The combined Pell and PHEAA grants, if qualified, pay for a substantial part of the education at PITC Institute. You can also qualify for Title IV Direct and Subsidized loans.

PITC Institute also offers tuition scholarships to qualified students. We also have a partnership with an institution that offers assistance to our students during their studies.

State-of-the-Art facilities

PITC Institute has a state-of-the-art simulation facility and labs that provide the experience that prepares the students for a nursing career. As part of the required educational program, we have clinical agreements with a number of long-term care facilities where we send our students for hands-on learning education.

We have relationships with many facilities over the years that have hired our LPNs and are very satisfied with their education and skills.

Long-standing program and accreditation

As a school offering a Practical Nurse program for over a decade and a half, we are proud to serve our students with the benefit of highly qualified instructors, and greater experience in teaching critical thinking skills that are so essential for the nursing to think on their feet when required.

We are accredited by ABHES, licensed by the PA Dept of Education, and approved by the PA Board of Nursing.

High Pass Rate

Better potential for earning higher salaries. With an associate’s degree, you can earn more per year than with just a high school Diploma.

Job Placement Assistance

More marketable and desirable for jobs beyond entry level.

Hands-On Classes

Learning additional skills like critical thinking and analysis.

Convenient Schedule

Networking opportunities for future career options.

Financial Aid Options

Better job benefits like insurance, retirement, and possibly even travel.

benefits to earning a degree

PN AST is a degree you can earn in about two years. As with a bachelor’s degree, an Associates degree requires the completion of general education courses to help provide a well-rounded education.

Practical Nurse

Associate in Specialized Technology (AST)

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Evening and Day Time Programs What Is a Degree?

A degree is an advanced education option where you pick an area of study to be your major. However, in addition to classes that are specific to your major, you must also complete general classes, like English, history, math, and other topics. This provides a well-rounded education.

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Why Practical Nursing?

  • There’s a high demand for Practical Nurses
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Annual Raises
  • Most holidays and weekends off
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The staff were very helpful, helping with what needed to be done to start this new journey!

Nerlande Burton

This school is a great place to attend. I’m very proud to be a student and would recommend anyone to attend this school. They go above and beyond to help you achieve.

Melanie Burns

My experience with the admissions team at this school has been very helpful so far with my enrollment process. Can’t wait to start my first semester. I already feel this school will guide me in the best way through my journey.

Jasmine Morris

My experience with PITC was very satisfying the staff helped me through the whole process starting from admission to filling out the forms on the computer they were very helpful without their assistance I could not have done it on my own good job PITC.

Natasha Stone

It was amazing & everything went well with my process!! I can’t wait to start my new journey 🙂

Zoey Paige

PITC Institute is very professional. I was guided with the help I needed. I am thankful.

Oumou Barry

I had a great experience at PITC. Great teachers and all the learning tools available were able to meet my goals.

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