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Practical Nursing Program Information


The first class of The Crawford County Career and Technical Center Practical Nursing Program graduated in 1969. Since then, a class has graduated every year.


A class begins every August and concludes the following August.   The Practical Nursing Program consists of thirteen months of classroom/clinical instruction, or 54 weeks. The program is divided into trimesters, each 18 weeks in length. The program is based on 28 hours per week (this may vary), with classroom days from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and clinical days from 6:50 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


All classroom instruction is held at the Crawford County Career and Technical Center; clinical experiences are held at a variety of institutions in the area including Meadville Medical Center, Crawford County Care Center, Wesbury United Methodist Home, Rolling Fields, home health agencies, physicians' offices and other community-based nursing health care facilities. In addition, a simulation lab is utilized to enhance the student learning experience.


The curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensed practical nurse certification in Pennsylvania, New York, Florida, Oklahoma, and Ohio. No determination has been made of whether the curriculum meets educational requirements for any other states.


Crawford County CTC graduates' licensure pass rate:  89% of graduates from 2020-2022 have passed the licensing exam on their first attempt.


According to data which was gathered from 2020-2022 Academic Years, Crawford County CTC has a job placement rate of 97% with an 85% survey response rate.


Crawford County CTC PN has a three year completion rate (2020-2022) of 60%.


Contact Us:



860 Thurston Rd.

Meadville, PA 16335

(814) 724-6026



Practical Nursing Standard Occupational Classification

CIP Code: 51.3901


Approved by:

PA State Board of Nursing (provisional approved)

PA Department of Education


The practical nursing program at Crawford County Career & Technical Center located in Meadville, Pennsylvania is accredited by the:


Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326

(404) 975-5000


The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the practical nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.


View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at: