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

How/When to Apply

We start new sessions on a regular basis.
Next Start Date: January 17, 2022

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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  • Day Classes: Monday - Thursday, 8am - 3:30pm

Online Learning (while COVID conditions persist)

  • Students will need approximately 35 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
  • First week includes acclimation to the systems and laptop
Course Listings

Term I
Nursing Fundamentals I 2000
Life Science I 2002
Clinical Experience I 2003

Term 2
Nursing Fundamentals II 2001
Nursing Perspectives Throughout the Lifespan I 2100
Nursing Perspectives Throughout the Lifespan II 2101
Life Science II 2102
Clinical Experience II A 2103A

Term 3
Medical-Surgical Nursing I 2300
Medical-Surgical Nursing II 2301
Pharmacology I 2104
Clinical Experience II B 2103B

Term 4
Pharmacology II 2302
Maternal-Child Nursing 2400
Clinical Experience III 2303

Term 5
Mental Health Nursing 2401
Practical Nurse Seminar 2402
Clinical Experience IV 2403


Tuition Cost (Day Session): $29,900
Additional Fees: $2,900

Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

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