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.

ACEN Accredited

Taylor College is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) and licensed by the Commission for Independent Education (CIE). This nursing education program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326 404-975-5000

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

*Some courses included in this program are instructed in a distance learning (Blended online) format.

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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