The program beginning this Fall, will train students in the Philadelphia region to become Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) and help fuel a diverse pipeline for the booming healthcare industry 


Philadelphia, PA (June 10, 2024) Orleans Technical College, a program of JEVS Human Services, has announced the launch of a new Practical Nursing (PN) program that will connect students to viable career opportunities and economic mobility, with the help of employer partners including:   

  • Fox Subacute 
  • Holy Redeemer 
  • Jefferson Einstein 
  • Oakwood Nursing  
  • Public Health Management Corporation  
  • SageLife 

The courses to be held at Orleans Technical College, located in Northeast Philadelphia, can be completed in a year, and combine classroom, laboratory, and clinical experiences.  

The timing of this new healthcare program is essential, as healthcare and Licensed Practical Nurse jobs are the fastest growing occupations in the Philadelphia region and expected to grow exponentially over the next decade. There are more than 13,000 LPN jobs in the Philadelphia metropolitan area, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. With the high demand for these jobs, students who enroll in this program can expect to complete their nursing certificate and be prepared to begin a fulfilling and rewarding career pathway in a year.  

Orleans Technical College’s new PN program will provide training for dozens of Philadelphians and surrounding county residents to enter the workforce and provide in-demand medical services in a variety of settings. Graduates of this program will work in essential settings throughout the Philadelphia region, including doctor’s offices, hospitals, nursing homes, schools, and clinics. 

The launch of this critical program will help address healthcare staffing shortages, by fueling a diverse pipeline of skilled professionals, and connecting our students to viable and rewarding career pathways. We are committed to empowering the next generation of healthcare workers and ensuring they have the tools and training needed to make a significant impact in the industry, while achieving economic stability,” said JEVS President and CEO, Cynthia Figueroa.  




JEVS Human Services (JEVS) has an 80+ year history in working with individuals to create sustainable paths to independence and economic security. JEVS’ vision is to help every person achieve personal independence and fulfillment. Our mission and vision reflect JEVS’ long-standing history of helping people connect to opportunity and cultivate independence.   

Orleans Technical College, operated by JEVS Human Services, is an accredited, non-profit career training school. It prepares adults for careers in building trades and healthcare. Since 1974, Orleans Technical College has helped students move toward one common goal: learning new skills to enhance their success in the workforce. Orleans Technical College offers job training programs in building trades and healthcare. 



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