Pennsylvania Institute of Technology: Practical Nursing Program
- Project Focus: Education
- Year of Award: 2022
- Grant Award: $12,000
Organization Background and Information
The history of the college dates back almost 70 years. Over the decades, students have prepared for rewarding technology careers. Today Pennsylvania Institute of Technology graduates are prepared to succeed in positions within the nursing, health care management, diagnostic sonography, and physical therapy fields and in many more in-demand careers. Classes began in mathematics, stress analysis, and other technical subjects at our first campus located in Upper Darby, PA. P.I.T. remained in Upper Darby for almost 30 years until 1982, when the demand for more space required a move to today’s lovely, 14-acre Rose Valley-Media campus. In 1983, P.I.T. was accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. P.I.T. offers two bachelor’s degree programs, twelve two-year associate degrees, and two, one-year career certificate programs: These programs prepare students for careers in their chosen fields. Additionally, students have the opportunity to transfer to a four-year college or university.
Summary of Grant Request/Proposal
Grant funds would be directed to support underserved women in the Practical Nursing Program. Even after exhausting available federal and state aid, students are usually left with a gap in funding to complete their education. In addition, the demand for a nursing program severely limits students’ ability to work, making finding a way to fund the gap a challenge for the student and their support system (if one exists).
Link to Organization’s Website: http://www.pit.edu