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.

Profession Overview

Occupational Profile

Standard Length of Program

3 Semesters, 12 Months



Program Courses

Course Titles Credit Hours
Fundamentals of Nursing and Health 3
Anatomy and Physiology 8
Nutrition 2
Nursing Skills 5
Pharmacology 3
Growth and Development 4
Medical Surgical I 15
Vocational Adjustment 1
Maternal Child 4
Medical Surgical II 13
 Total Credits 58

*HIV/AIDS and HIPAA are included in the curriculum.

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

2017 Practical Nursing Gainful Employment Disclosure

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