Practical Nursing

Practical Nursing

Get the Skills to Begin a Career as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in as few as 15 Months

Licensed practical nurses are vital members of today's growing healthcare teams. LPNs work directly with patients and physicians and help concerned family members learn how to best care for their loved ones. If you want a career where you can make a real difference in people's lives, begin your training in the Practical Nursing program at Porter and Chester Institute today!

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Campus Locations


Bridgeport CT, Enfield CT, Hamden CT, Rocky Hill CT, Waterbury CT

Program Length


Day session requires 15 months for completion

Credit Hours


Credit Hours



Graduates earn a diploma

Why PCI?

We start new sessions on a regular basis.
Next Start Date: March, 2023

At Porter and Chester Institute, we're making it easier than ever for you to enroll using our automated application portal. Upload your documents and start the financial aid process without the hassle of drawn-out application processes. And our admissions staff is still available to help you every step of the way. Taking control of your career just got easier!

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How Can I Afford It?

Delivery of Hybrid Instruction

On Campus Labs

  • Campus Lab Hours Day Program: 9am – 3pm
  • 2-3 Lab sessions per week, based on course needs
  • Campus Lab Hours Evening Program: 5pm – 9pm
  • 2-3 Lab sessions per week, based on course needs

Online Learning

  • Students will need approximately 30 hours per week for instruction, activities, labs, reading assignments, and homework
  • All materials are accessible in an asynchronous format 24 hours a day/7 days a week

Delivery of On-ground Instruction

Classes in the on-ground option meet Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. or 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at select campuses only.

What Will I Learn?
  • Train to diagnose and repair all major vehicle systems including powertrain components such as; engines, transmissions, transfer cases & differentials
  • Learn effective diagnostic strategies in drivability, performance and emissions including an emphasis on electrical troubleshooting and body control systems
  • Become proficient in vehicle service of brakes, suspension, steering, alignment, wheels and tires
  • Learn customer service skills in shop management and service advisement

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