Free Information Session Outlines Steps to Become a Nurse

Practical Nursing Program will explain how you can become an LPN in just one year on Tue. Jan. 7 in Newtown.

The Center for Allied Health at Bucks County Community College is hosting an information session about its Practical Nursing program, where attendees can learn how to enter the nursing profession in just one year. The free session takes place at 7 p.m. Tuesday January 7 at the Newtown campus.

“Practical nursing can open the door to an exciting career in health care as well as flexible and lucrative opportunities,” said Michelle Rue, director of the Practical Nursing program. “The program is perfect for those who always wanted to be a nurse, are looking for a career change, and have the passion to make a difference in someone’s life.”

At the information session, you can learn about the application process, curriculum, and financial aid. Questions will also be answered about a career as a practical nurse and what you can expect in the job market.

The one-year, noncredit certificate program begins each July. Students attend full-time, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Classes are held at the Newtown campus or Upper Bucks Campus in Perkasie, while clinical training takes place at various health care facilities in Bucks County.  Students must be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or GED.

The January 7 information session takes place in room 100 of the Allied Health Building, located on the campus at 275 Swamp Rd., Newtown, Pa., 18940. 

To register, email with your name and phone number, or call 215-968-8316. To learn more about the Practical Nursing Program at Bucks, visit

Jean Dolan
Assistant Director, Public Relations