News and Updates
NewCourtland School of Practical Nursing approved to participate in
Title IV Federal Student Aid Programs
NewCourtland School of Practical Nursing (NCSOPN) is pleased to announce its participation in federal student aid programs, including Federal Pell Grant and Federal Direct Student Loan. The School is a non-profit institution licensed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing, accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, and approved to participate in Title IV student aid by the U.S. Department of Education. NCSOPN offers three Program tracks to a Practical Nursing certificate – there is the Traditional Track requiring 18 months; and two Pathway Tracks of 18 months and 12 ½ months that can prepare a student to later matriculate for an RN degree. Both 18 month programs are approved to award federal student aid.
The federal school code for NCSOPN is 042097. This number should be reported on a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov as a school choice when a prospective or current student applies for federal financial assistance.
NCSOPN is proud to present a comprehensive set of consumer information web pages on its web site at www.newcourtlandpnschool.org . Information is available about the academic programs, facilities, graduation rates, tuition and fees cost, school policies, application process, financial aid policies and procedures, campus safety and security reporting, among other information.
Comments are welcomed and questions should be sent to email@example.com.Questions regarding the federal financial aid application process should be directed to Ellen Zia at firstname.lastname@example.org 215-951-4413. To request information about the Practical Nursing program, please contact Lezlie Vaden, Manager of Enrollment and Student Services, at email@example.com or call 215-951-4212.
Graduation Day at NewCourtland School of Practical Nursing
It was the answer to 18 months of intense study, many hours of testing, and—for many—a lifetime of dreaming.
On July 26, 2012, at the NewCourtland Education Community on the campus of the Germantown Senior Center, the 20 students at the NewCourtland School of Practical Nursing (NCSOPN) earned the right to be called health care professionals.
“Today we are all Nurses,” exclaimed Timothy Downs, LPN, the class valedictorian.
The class was the second to graduate from the NCSOPN since the school opened in 2010. Many of the graduates were participants in the Ladder of Opportunity program for employees of the NewCourtland Network or received tuition assistance from NewCourtland.
The nursing school’s administration and faculty, employees from the Network, last year’s NCSOPN graduates, NewCourtland executives, as well as many of the graduates’ family members attended the ceremony. The joyous crowd filled the Education Center’s Auten Hall auditorium.
The ceremony highlighted NewCourtland’s commitment to the training of Practical Nurses and the important role LPNs play in long-term care settings. That commitment was applauded by the ceremony’s Guest Speaker, Robyn I. Stone; Dr.P.H. Dr. Stone is an executive at the LeadingAge Center for Applied Research and is an author and international authority on aging and long-term care policy.
“NewCourtland recognized that there was a gap in the preparation of nurses for long-term care,” Dr. Stone told the audience. “Five years ago this school was just a gleam in someone’s eye. Now it sets the standard for LPNs around the country.”
Next year the NCSOPN will continue to grow and expand, with the addition of a 12-month program for advanced students. The 18-month program will continue to admit and graduate Practical Nurses.
Congratulations to all our graduates of the Class of 2012!
NewCourtland School of Practical Nursing Receives Accreditation
NewCourtland School of Practical Nursing received its initial five-year accreditation from the National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission (NLNAC) on November 17, 2011 and full program approval from Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing on November 22, 2011. The NLNAC is nationally recognized as a specialized accrediting agency for both post-secondary and higher degree education nursing programs while the State Board of Nursing establishes rules and regulations for the licensure and practice of professional and practical nursing in the state and provides for the examination of all applicants. The NewCourtland School of Practical Nursing opened in January 2010 and operates with a mission to educate, empower, challenge and support its students as they expand their knowledge in the field of practical nursing, prepare for licensure, employment and service to the community. Orientation of its third class began on January 4, 2012. For more information regarding the admissions process, visit www.newcourtlandpnschool.org or call 215-951-4212.
NATIONAL LEAGUE FOR NURSING CALLS ON THE NURSING COMMUNITY TO RECOGNIZE VITAL CONTRIBUTIONS OF THE LICENSED PRACTICAL/VOCATIONAL NURSEPlease see the full news release on the NLN website at http://www.nln.org/newsreleases/pnvn_refl_dial_090711.htm
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