The mission of the Practical Nursing Program is to provide instruction, which will enable an individual to pursue a career as a licensed practical nurse. An integral part of this mission is to prepare students to successfully pass the state licensing examination.
Course completion skills include personal; family and community health; structure and function of the human body; nutrition; human growth and development; nursing needs of the patient; fundamentals of nursing; geriatric nursing; medical/surgical nursing; pharmacology/administering medication; maternal and neonatal nursing; pediatric nursing, and comprehensive nursing.
Practical Nursing Orientation for the January 2018 class: TBA
Mandatory Practical Nursing Information Sessions
Withlacoochee Technical College will be enrolling students for the January and August 2017 Practical Nursing classes. The first step in the enrollment process is to attend a mandatory information session on the program. Information sessions at the College are scheduled for:
- September 18th at 9:00 am
- September 20th at 5:00 pm
- September 22nd at 9:00 am
- September 25th at 9:00 am
- September 28th at 5:00 pm
- September 29th at 9:00 am
National League for Nursing Exam
Please contact the College at 726-2430 ext. 4326 for specific information about the Exam.
Testing Session Information:
- October 6th at 8:30 am and 12:30 pm
- October 13th at 8:30 am and 12:30 pm
Students can begin preparing for the entrance exam by purchasing the exam study guide via our online bookstore.
Enrollment to the Practical Nursing program is limited. The selection process is based on the applicant’s score, prior education and/or medical employment.
The State of Florida requires students to meet a basic skills requirement prior to program completion. The basic skills grade levels for this program are: Mathematics 11.0, Language 11.0, Reading 11.0.
A student must pass all required courses in the program with a 78% or better average per course, must be present for at least ninety-five percent (95%) of the 1350 scheduled class hours with no more than 25 hours of absenteeism in the clinical portion of the program, and satisfy all financial obligations before he or she is eligible to receive a certificate of completion for the program.