Lynne Musser, 2002 graduate of the Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) Practical Nursing program for adults, began her new position as EASTERN’s School Nurse for students in the high school programs, in May 2016. Prior to her School Nurse position at EASTERN, Ms. Musser worked with Alzheimer’s patients in a long-term care facility.
Ms. Musser was a stay-at-home mother of three when she decided to attend school to become a Licensed Practical Nurse. She chose EASTERN’s Practical Nursing Program because they offered a two-year, part-time program that fit her schedule. She always had the desire to help others and to enter the nursing profession, and had hoped to work at a school since children were such an important part of her life.
Ms. Musser was very successful during her time in EASTERN’s Practical Nursing program, earning the Emily Pepper Award, given to the student with high achievement in both theory and clinical skills.
“When I decided to enter into the Practical Nursing Program at EASTERN, I thought it would be too difficult with the time that the curriculum demands, but I found that it fit into my life,” said Ms. Musser. “The teachers were outstanding, and the program includes both theory and practical elements, offering so many opportunities to experience different aspects of the field. If you have the passion for a particular career field, such as nursing, it will be worth the effort.”
The Practical Nursing Program at EASTERN is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing, and accredited by the Middle States Commission of Secondary Schools. The program is designed to prepare qualified, selected individuals for a career in practical nursing. Upon completion of the program, the graduate is eligible to sit for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCLEX) PN Licensing examination. For more information on EASTERN’s Practical Nursing Program, please visit www.eastech.org/practical-nursing.