Practical Nursing

Practical Nursing


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 is enrolling students for the August 2018 Practical Nursing class. The first step in the enrollment process is to attend a mandatory information session on the program. Information sessions at the College are scheduled on:

  • Monday, March 5th – 9am
  • Wednesday, March 7th – 5pm
  • Monday, April 9th – 9am
  • Monday, April 9th – 5pm
  • Monday, May 7th – 9am
  • Monday, May 7th – 5pm

National League for Nursing Exam

Please contact the College at 726-2430 ext. 4326 for specific information about the Exam.

Testing Session Information:

  • TBA

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.

Unique Requirements

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.

Completion Requirements:

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.

Course Information

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Contact Instructor

Sarah Dillard - 726-2430 Ext. 4321

Melinda Dvorsky - 726-2430 Ext. 4322


Florida Department of Health, Division of Medical Quality Assurance

Articulation Agreement

Statewide Community Colleges