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    Central Susquehanna LPN Career Center in Top 5 of PA

    The Central Susquehanna LPN Career Center was named one of the Top 5 of LPN Programs in Pennsylvania.

    According to the Nurse Journal, a good nursing school provides a quality education at a reasonable cost and offers educational options that make it easier for today’s busy students to attend. To determine the rankings for their report, they selected 20 metrics and sorted them into five categories: quality, affordability, convenience, satisfaction and value.  


    The report is online at  

    The Central Susquehanna LPN Career Center trains students for careers as practical nurses. Since the CSIU assumed operation of the program in 1997, more than 500 students have graduated and 90 percent are successfully employed in the area.

    Welcome to the Central Susquehanna LPN Career Center
    Start your career as a Licensed Practical Nurse by enrolling at the LPN Career Center today...     

    By enrolling, you will be joining a proud tradition. The LPN Career Center is celebrating over 40 years of service to the Susquehanna Valley. Since 1967, our program's experienced nursing instructors have guided many men and women to careers in health care as Licensed Practical Nurses. Many graduates have continued their education and become Registered nurses. Our graduates are making a difference in the health care delivery system and the lives of those they serve. 

    Located in Lewisburg, Pa., the LPN Career Center is operated by the Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit, a regional education agency that conducts many programs and services for schools and students in our region. All classes are held at the LPN Career Center, and clinical experiences are offered in a variety of skilled and acute care settings across the region. Contact us at:

    Central Susquehanna LPN Career Center
    1339 Saint Mary Street Suite 2
    Lewisburg, PA  17837
    (570) 768-4960

    We are currently accepting applications for the full time class beginning August 2017. The application deadline for full time admission is April 5, 2017. We will begin accepting applications for the part time program beginning January 2018 on March 6, 2017.

    The practical nursing program is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing (PSBN) and accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Those organizations may be reached at the following addresses:

    ACEN PA State Board of Nursing
    3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
    P.O. Box 2649
    Atlanta, GA 30326 Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649
    (404) 975-5000  





    At the Central Susquehanna LPN Career Center, you can... 

    Train in 12 months

    The full-time program lasts one year. You attend classes and clinical rotations from August to August. Courses are held weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Clinical experience at affiliated facilities is usually offered during the day or first shift, but might occasionally be scheduled for evenings. A part-time program spanning two years is also available.

    Attend classes locally

    Classroom instruction and laboratory experience are offered in Lewisburg. Affiliated hospitals, nursing care facilities, doctors' offices and childcare settings provide clinical experience.

    Study with experienced faculty

    Learn from registered nurses with baccalaureate or advanced degrees and teaching and clinical experience. Faculty members meet qualifications of the State Board of Nursing and Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit. In clinical areas, the ratio of faculty to students is at or below one to 15, as required by the State Board of Nursing.

    Progress through an approved curriculum

    Progress through three levels of study, moving from basic to more complex principles. Approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing, the curriculum includes 1,547 hours of classroom instruction, laboratory experience and clinical practicum.

    Choose one of two "Tracks" to complete your studies

    Choose Track 1 and take all your courses at the LPN Career Center, taught by nursing faculty. Or, choose Track 2 and take only the nursing courses at the Center. Take the remaining courses prior to Center entrance at an approved and accredited college. Transfer of credits earned prior to entering the Center must be approved by the admissions committee.

    Earn advanced placement

    Advanced placement may be granted for previous education in a health care program for professional nurses or practical nurses, at the admissions committee's discretion.

    Prepare for your licensing exam

    LPN Career Center graduates are eligible to take the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Licensing Exam for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN). The Center provides computer simulations of the NCLEX-PN based on the current matrix of the test. Ninety-four percent (94%) of students who take the licensing exam pass it the first time*.

    Look ahead to your "career in caring"

    The Central Susquehanna LPN Career Center has a 94% job placement rate*. Graduates earn competitive salaries and employers report a 98% satisfaction rate with our graduates*. Students also report a 99% satisfaction rate with the program.

    Join a proud tradition

    The Central Susquehanna LPN Career Center (formerly Danville LPN Program) is celebrating over 45 years of service to the Susquehanna Valley. Its graduates are making a difference in the health care delivery system and the lives of those they serve.

    *Data compiled from information collected over the last three years from the Pa. State Board of Nursing, ACEN and Central Susquehanna LPN Career Center surveys.

    For further information, contact Candy Feaster, administrative assistant, at, or (570) 768-4960.