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For the safety of students and staff, the Main Campus and the Northeast, Northwest and West Regional Centers will close on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. The College will reopen on Thursday, February 21 at 7 a.m.

An Rx for poverty? A career in nursing

The Introduction to the Health Care Professions course at Community College of Philadelphia (CCP) is packed with aspiring nurses. There’s the man in his mid-20s who returned to school after years of working low-wage food service jobs. The young woman with glasses who graduated five years ago from a local Catholic high school. The teen who has always loved working with children. The 22-year-old who just earned her GED and wants to follow her two sisters into nursing.