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The mission of the Practical Nursing Program is to provide instruction, which will enable an individual to pursue a career as a licensed practical nurse. An integral part of this mission is to prepare students to successfully pass the state licensing examination.
Course completion skills include personal; family and community health; structure and function of the human body; nutrition; human growth and development; nursing needs of the patient; fundamentals of nursing; geriatric nursing; medical/surgical nursing; pharmacology/administering medication; maternal and neonatal nursing; pediatric nursing, and comprehensive nursing.
A Mandatory Orientation Session will be held on June 16, 2022 at 10:00 am in Room 115. This Orientation Session is only for those students who are enrolled to start the program in August 2022.
Mandatory Practical Nursing Information Sessions
The first step to enrollment in the Practical Nursing program is to attend a mandatory information session.
The Information Sessions for the January 2023 class will be held via Zoom on:
August 25th at 5:00 pm - FULL
September 6th at 6:00 pm - FULL
September 15th at 5:00 pm
September 26th at 5:00 pm
October 7th at 1:00 pm
October 18th at 6:00 pm
October 27th at 5:00 pm
National League for Nursing Pre-Admissions Exam (NLN PAX) – You Must Attend an Information Session Prior to Taking the Exam
Please contact the College at 726-2430 ext. 4325 for additional information about the Exam after the information session.
Enrollment to the Practical Nursing program is limited. The selection process is based on the applicant’s NLN PAX score, prior education and/or medical employment.
The State of Florida requires students to meet a basic skills requirement prior to program completion. The basic skills grade levels for this program are: Computation (Mathematics) 11.0 , Communications (Reading Language Arts) 11.0.
A student must pass all required courses in the program with a 78% or better average per course, must be present for at least ninety-five percent (95%) of the 1350 scheduled class hours with no more than 25 hours of absenteeism in the clinical portion of the program, and satisfy all financial obligations before he or she is eligible to receive a certificate of completion for the program.
New classes begin in August and January
Typical class times vary based on clinical schedule
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Florida Department of Health, Division of Medical Quality Assurance