PN Select

Health Science


The PN Select program is designed to provide students with the foundational coursework that prepares them to enter the Practical Nursing program offered at SouthernTech.  While enrolled in the PN Select program, students learn foundational nursing skills, learn the role of the LPN, and gain skills to care for a variety of patients in a face-to-face instructional and interactive setting. Students completing the PN Select program successfully, are admitted into the Practical Nursing Program at SouthernTech and earn 600 hours of advanced standing in the Practical Nursing program.


Applicants must complete a SouthernTech Application for Admission. Additional information and applications are available at the Southern Tech campus and online at Enrollment for this career program is open to adults and partnering High Schools (juniors/seniors).


Secondary Student: Free. Post-secondary Student (in-district): $2.50 per hour; Post-secondary Student (Out-of-District): $5 per hour; and Post-secondary Student (Out-of-State): $7.50 per hour. Additional costs may include books, supplies, and miscellaneous fees.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Financial aid and scholarships are available for qualifying students.

Courses (Hours)

Medical Terminology / A&P /Academic Skills (196)
Nursing Skills (404)
Total (600)

Estimated time to complete: 10 months

Targeted Certifications and/or Credentials

Medication Administration Technician
Personal Care Technician

Certifications may vary by Program and are subject to change without notice.

Student Organization



Post-secondary: 8:00-11:00 AM or 12:45-3:45 PM
Secondary Students: 8:00-11:00 AM or 12:45-3:45 PM

Employment Options

The following list is associated with the approved SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) for this program and does not necessarily represent immediate opportunities; additional training may be required for some options listed. Caregiver, Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Home Care Aide, Home Health Care Provider, Medication Aide, Patient Care Assistant (PCA), Personal Care Aide, Personal Care Assistant (PCA), Personal Care Attendant (PCA), Resident Care Assistant (RCA) – Approximate Pay Potential: $8-16 per hour (O*NET source: 31-1122.00 - Personal Care Aides):



Tracie Kelch

Tracie Kelch

PN Select Instructor


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