Meeting the needs of the growing healthcare industry
The practical nursing faculty is committed to providing a high standard of quality nursing education to all of our students. Through cooperative team efforts, our graduate practical nurses will be: successful in their licensure requirements, prepared for an entry level nursing position, adopt measures that ensure the safe practice of nursing, show sensitivity to cultural diversity, and promote health habits that contribute to total wellness.
Theoretical instruction and clinical experience in:
- Basic nursing
- Medical-surgical, mental health, maternal / newborn, pediatric and geriatric nursing
- Acute and long term care
- Personal, family and community health concepts
- Nutrition, human growth and development throughout lifespan
- Body structure and function, interpersonal relationship skills
- Pharmacology and administration of medications
- Legal aspects of practice
- Current issues in nursing practice and understanding the Florida Nurse Practice Act
Clinical experience makes up at least 50% of the total program. The program is approved by the Florida State Board of Nursing.
16 years of age or older and not currently enrolled in any K-12 program
High School Diploma / GED from an Accredited High School
Successfully pass the TEAS Test
The entire program is 1350 hours but students can earn a certificate upon completion of the following OCPs:
|OCP A||Practical Nursing Foundation 1||300 Hours|
|OCP B||Practical Nursing Foundation 2||300 Hours|
|OCP B||Medical Surgical Nursing 1||300 Hours|
|OCP B||Medical Surgical Nursing 2||300 Hours|
|OCP B||Comprehensive Nursing and Transitional Skills||300 Hours|
|Total Hours: 1350|
Minimum basic-skills grade levels required for awarding a Full Program Completion Certificate are 11th grade in Math, Reading and Language on the TABE® test or passing the NCLEX-PN Licensure. Additional information can be provided by student services. Students are expected to complete program competencies
Licensed practical nurses can work in
- Nursing Homes
- Extended Care
- Doctor’s Offices
- Home Health Care
State License in Practical Nursing
The average wage for this career in Florida is $22.46 hourly or $46,710 annually.
Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Applicants must have a high school diploma from an accredited High School, or its equivalent. To apply, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, at www.fafsa.gov. Questions pertaining to this matter should be directed to the Financial Aid Office.
In-state residents – $2.56 per hour (Subject to change)
Out of state resident – $10.25 per hour (Subject to change)
$15.00 application fee per trimester
Material Fee: $150.00
Identification fee – $5.00 per trimester
Liability/Accidental Insurance: $25.00
Students must purchase books/kits and/or uniforms, if applicable
- Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.