PRACTICAL NURSING (LPN)
UNDERGRADUATE CERTIFICATE

Mercyhurst has a reputation for producing skilled and dedicated nurses. The combination of experienced faculty and state-of-the art facilities makes us one of the most trusted providers of nursing education in the region. Our one-year certificate program prepares students for licensure as a licensed practical nurse (LPN). Because registered nursing is one of today's most in-demand careers, our LPN alumni often return to work towards their associate degree in our two-year LPN to RN Bridge program. Start the next chapter of your life and career with Mercyhurst and become the qualified, dedicated nurse you were meant to be. Upon completion, graduates are eligible to write the PN National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN) for licensure as a practical nurse and begin their satisfying and successful career.

Fast Facts

  • Graduates are prepared for employment in multiple heath care settings such as hospitals, private medical practices, home hospice care, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, schools, clinics, and rehabilitation facilities
  • The associate degree program prepares students for licensure as a practical nurse (PN)

  • Upon completion, graduates are eligible to write the PN National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN) for licensure as a practical nurse and begin their satisfying and successful career

  • Mercyhurst has a reputation for producing skilled, qualified, and hard working nurses, which is why we have a 100% job placement rate for our graduates

  • Some students return to our 2+2 nursing program which allows for transfer to the Erie campus after the first two years of study, and with help from our Internal Transfer Scholarships, they can possibly earn up to $18,000 in tuition grants.

Programming Update

Please note: All components of the Practical Nursing certificate program are offered exclusively at Mercyhurst’s instructional site in North East, Pennsylvania.


Contact Us

Kathryn Habusta, M.S., LPN
Program Director, Practical Nursing
Phone: 814-725-6348
Office: Nursing Annex 14AA
Email: khabusta@mercyhurst.edu


Meet the Faculty

Practical Nursing (LPN)
Clint Jones, Ph.D.
Dean, Zurn College of Natural and Health Sciences
Janice Haas, M.S.
Associate Dean, Zurn College of Natural and Health Sciences, Program Director, Physical Therapist Assistant, Assistant Professor
Kathryn Habusta, M.S., LPN
Program Director, Practical Nursing, Instructor