Practical Nursing

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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.

Program Objective

The Practical Nursing program is designed to prepare competent and caring practical nursing graduates for entry-level positions under the direction of a Registered Nurse, Physician, Nurse Practitioner or Physician's Assistant. They provide care within their scope of practice to diverse populations across the lifespan at various health care settings including skilled nursing facilities, clinics, doctor's offices, and other qualified facilities. Students who enroll for the Practical Nursing program are eligible for the Bi-level Entry Option to the Professional Nursing program once program completion has been satisfied. See Professional Nursing program description for additional information.

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

Program Courses and Credits

Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
Human Nutrition3
Introduction to Mental Health Nursing4
Fundamentals and Nursing Skills9
Life Span Development3
Pharmacology Principles in Nursing I3
Medical Surgical I8
Maternal Child4
Vocational Adjustment1
Medical Surgical II5

*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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Program Details

Program length: 4 Semesters, 16 Months

Credit hours: 51

Graduates earn a Diploma

The encouragement and dedication I received from the staff of Taylor College is what helped me get through to the end.

Paula K., Graduate