The Atlantic County Institute of Technology (ACIT) offers a comprehensive Practical Nursing Program to both male and female students. The program begins in August and consists of a 220 day schedule that prepares the students to meet the requirements for the New Jersey State Board of Nursing. Those completing the 220-day program are awarded diplomas at graduation in July and then are eligible to sit for the New Jersey State Board of Nursing Licensure Examination (PN-NCLEX).
- Must be at least eighteen years of age
- Must have completed tenth grade and possess a GED or high school diploma from an approved/accredited high school.
- Must take and pass the pre-entrance exam TEAS V with an adjusted individual total score of 58.7% or higher. DET scores will also be considered.
- Within ten days of taking the test, the individual must submit a completed application form (the form will be given to you on the day of the test) and a $25.00 check or money order made out to ACIT.
No application can be processed unless all requirements are met!
Testing begins in January for new classes. Taking and passing the test does not guarantee acceptance into the LPN Program at ACIT. The test can be re-taken but may not be taken on consecutive dates. It is necessary to register for admission to test @ www.atitesting.com. Please contact 625-2249 ext. 8114 for an information packet.
The Practical Nursing Program is divided into three (3) trimesters. Beginning in August, students attend class at ACIT Monday through Friday. Courses taught during the first trimester include: Anatomy and Physiology, Fundamentals of Nursing, Pharmacology, Microbiology, Gerontology, Personal & Community Health, Nutrition, and Working Relationships. During the first trimester, students will also gain clinical experience by working in area nursing homes two days a week enabling them to practice the theories, procedures, and skills they have learned in the classroom. Beginning in January, with the second trimester, the clinical experience increases to three full days per week at local hospitals. This schedule continues through the third trimester. Courses taught during these two trimesters include: Medical / Surgical Nursing, Psychiatric Nursing, Maternity and Pediatric Nursing.Classroom days will be six (6) hours in length. During the first two months of the program, classes begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 3:00 p.m. clinical days, when affiliating at nursing homes or hospitals, the student will be present and available to begin as early as 6:45 a.m. All clinical days are six (6) hours giving the student the reality of working in a health care facility.