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The objective of this program is to prepare the student for employment as a practical nurse. Graduates of this program are eligible to apply to take the (NCLEX) state license examination to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse.
(20 hours per week)
Florida Board of Nursing Certified.
Standard High School or State Awarded High School Diploma is required prior to entry.
The Practical Nursing program prepares graduates to participate in the safe and effective coordination of nursing care in diverse healthcare settings. Theory and clinical courses are integrated throughout the program.
INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION & STATE CREDENTIAL EXAMS
A certificate is issued at the successful completion of the program in accordance with state guidelines. Graduates are entitled to take the NCLEX-PN licensure examination. The Florida State Board of Nursing will issue a license to those who pass the examination.
The Florida State Board of Nursing will issue a license to those who pass the examination. Successful completion of the Practical Nursing course may be used toward an AS or BS Degree.
IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING REGISTRATION: COMPLETION OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR ENTRY INTO THE PRACTICAL NURSING PROGRAM MAY TAKE A MINIMUM OF THREE WEEKS. PLEASE ALLOW SUFFICIENT TIME PRIOR TO THE REGISTRATION PERIOD TO COMPLETE ALL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS.
Must have at minimum, a standard high school diploma, state awarded high school diploma, or high school equivalency. College degrees must be from an accredited college or university.
Attend a PN specific orientation for additional details for entry into the program.
Clearance on FDLE Level II background check
Negative drug test results
Immunizations and physical
For information specific to Practical Nursing, please e-mail the counselor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students enrolling in any Health Science Education program must undergo a Level II criminal background check and drug screening, per The Joint Commission. Students who do not have a valid social security number may encounter difficulty with certain state licensing agencies and registries. Contact us for specific information.