The Practical Nursing Program at Venango Technology Center
    Venango Technology Center
    Oil City Campus
    1 Vo-Tech Drive
    Oil City, PA  16301
    (814) 493-6590


    Venango Technology Center
    Warren Campus
    589 Hospital Drive
    Suite F
    Warren, PA  16365
    (814) 406-0075


    You can play a large part in the well-being of our community by becoming a nurse! The nursing shortage has hit our local area and healthcare facilities have responded by trying to entice workers to join their particular facility by offering special work assignments, sign-on bonuses, tuition reimbursement and higher pay.  While there is a huge need for nurses currently, employment of LPNs is expected to grow by 9% from 2020 to 2030! (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics) Employment security and the ability to make a difference will be parts of the nursing profession for a long time to come!
    Why should I choose Venango Technology Center's Practical Nursing Program?
    Ranked 5th out of Pennsylvania's 52 Practical Nursing Programs for 2024! (see https://practicalnursing.org)
    Cost Effective
    Short Program (August to June)
    Intelligent, Well-educated, and Caring Instructors
    Local Clinical Sites
    State-of-the-art Simulation Laboratory Experiences
    100% Job Placement
    What is the class and clinical schedule?
    Our program is 1,505 hours and 46 weeks long. A "workable" schedule is in place. In August, students attend class in-person 4 days a week (Tuesday through Friday). Tuesdays are typically virtual from September through November. From December to June, class is in-person again 4 days a week. For example:
    Monday - no class
    Tuesday - online assignment (September through November) or in-person classroom (August and December through June)
    Wednesday - in-person classroom
    Thursday - in-person classroom (phase 1) or in-person clinical (phase 2)
    Friday - in-person clinical 
    How do I apply?
    Submit your official high school transcript (just call your guidance office)
    Complete an Act 34 clearance at our school when you test ($22)
    Complete the Test of Essential Academic Skills Version 7 test (Free at present - Limited quantity)
    Attend a short interview
    Additional requirements include:
    Act 34 clearance free of prohibitive offenses
    Act 151 free of offenses
    FBI clearance free of prohibitive offenses 
    Physical examination stating that the applicant is able to undertake the training of this program
    About the Practical Nursing Program at the Technology Center
    The Venango Technology Center Practical Nursing Program was founded in July of 1966 and was originally operated by the Oil City Area School District.  In July of 1968, responsibility for the Practical Nursing Program was transferred to the Venango Technology Center (formerly the Venango County Area Vocational-Technical School).  The Oil City Campus continues to operate at this facility.  The Warren Campus began in August of 2009 and operates in the Warren-Forest Higher Education Council (Hi-Ed) Building located on the Warren State Hospital grounds.
    Accreditation Status and Approval
    The Practical Nursing Program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and is fully approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing.  The ACEN serves as a resource for information regarding required tuition, fees and length of program:  Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, Georgia 30326.  The ACEN's telephone number is (404) 975-5000.
    Refund Policy
    The Venango Technology Center adheres to the refund policies required of schools participating in Federal Student Aid (Title IV) Programs.  A description of the refund policies may be found in the student handbook of the Practical Nursing Program.
    Non-Discrimination Policy
    The Venango Technology Center is an equal-opportunity institution and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, handicap/disability, age, veteran status, or limited English proficiency in its programs or activities.  It complies with the requirements of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.  For more information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures, contact the Director or Student Services Coordinator.
    Venango Technology Center Practical Nursing Program Policies and Campus Crime Statistics
    Venango Technology Center Practical Nursing Program policies are available for review upon request.  The most recent Campus Crime Statistics are published in the Practical Nursing Program Student Handbook, which is provided at new student orientation.  Statistics available after the Practical Nursing Program Student Handbook publication date are available upon request.
Last Modified on January 3, 2024