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 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 a person to participate in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of nursing care in hospitals and extended care facilities. Students are introduced to the clinical area early in the program. Theory and clinical procedures are integrated to reinforce learning.
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 email@example.com.
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 the program counselor for specific information. Students with questions or concerns should contact Charles Ettiene, the Practical Nursing Counselor by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (954)960-2624.