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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.

Mandatory Practical Nursing Information Sessions

The first step to enrollment in the Practical Nursing program is to attend a mandatory information session.
The information sessions for the August 2022 class have not been scheduled yet. Please revisit this page for updates on the scheduled dates of those sessions.

National League for Nursing Exam – You Must Attend an Information Session Prior to Taking the 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.

Certificate 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.

Program Information

New classes begin in August and January
Typical class times vary based on clinical schedule

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Contact the College About This Program - 726-2430 Ext. 4301


Florida Department of Health, Division of Medical Quality Assurance

Articulation Agreement

Statewide Community Colleges