Practical Nursing

Program Description

The Practical Nursing program is designed to prepare the student for entry-level employment as a Licensed Practical Nurse by providing the theoretical knowledge and clinical competence to obtain licensure. This program is approved by the Florida Board of Nursing, and graduates of this program are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN). Licensure is required for employment as a Licensed Practical Nurse.

Taylor College is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education (COE) and licensed by the Commission for Independent Education (CIE). Taylor College has received candidate status from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Profession Overview

Occupational Profile

Standard Length of Program

4 Semesters, 16 Months
Credit Hours: 51



Program Courses and Credits

Fundamentals and Nursing Skills 9 
Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
Human Nutrition 3
Life Span Development 3
Pharmacology Principles in Nursing I 3
Vocational Adjustment 1
Medical Surgical I 8
Introduction to Mental Health Nursing 4
Maternal Child 4
Medical Surgical II 5
 Capstone 3

*HIV/AIDS and HIPAA are included in the curriculum.
*Some courses included in this program are instructed in a distance learning (online) format.

Graduation Requirements

Students should make themselves aware of the graduation requirements listed below:

  • Completion of program curriculum
  • Achieve a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.5
  • Attain a passing score on the (ATI) standardized nursing assessment test
  • Fulfill all financial obligations to the college

Consumer Content

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Employment Outlook

As a prospective student, we hope you can review each of our program’s details and find the one that best suits you. As you prepare for a future in the healthcare industry, please find the following industry-related occupation statistics useful in your research:

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