Practical Nursing program

A pre-admission exam for the full-time, one-year course of study at Bucks County Community College will be offered on Saturday, Feb. 2

The Times

Bucks County Community College, which has graduated nearly 600 students from its Practical Nursing program since it began in 2002, invites prospective students to take the pre-admission exam on Saturday, Feb. 2 at the Newtown Campus as the first step in applying to the program.

Students who wish to apply to the Practical Nursing program, a full-time, one-year course of study that begins each July, must take the Psychological Services Bureau’s pre-admission exam for Practical Nursing, explained Michelle Rue, the program’s director.

“The standardized test helps our nurse educators make decisions about admission and placement of prospective students,” she said. “The general verbal, math and science test presumes no previous knowledge of nursing.”

After graduating from the Practical Nursing program, students are prepared to take state examination to become Licensed Practical Nurses to help meet the demand for the nursing shortage.

“If you’re looking for a new career opportunity where you can make a difference in someone’s life, Practical Nursing may be for you,” Rue added. “In addition, health care career jobs are plentiful, especially in the Bucks County area.”

The PSB-PN pre-admission exam will be administered promptly at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb 2, in room 205 of the Gateway Building, located on the campus at 275 Swamp Road, Newtown. Registration is required by Jan. 28. Register online at A $55 test fee is payable online at registration. For more information, contact the Bucks County Community College Testing Center at 215–968–8466.

Bucks County Community College’s Practical Nursing program is fully approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing. To learn more, visit, email or call 215–968–8448.