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Practical Nursing

Practical Nursing

Mission:

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.

Description:

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

Withlacoochee Technical College is enrolling students for the January 2019 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, August 13th at 9:00 am
  • Monday, August 13th at 5:00 pm
  • Monday, September 10th at 9:00 am
  • Monday, September 10th at 5:00 pm
  • Monday, October 8th at 9:00 am
  • Monday, October 8th at 5:00 pm
  • Monday, November 5th at 9:00 am
  • Monday, November 5th at 5:00 pm

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:

  • August 17th at 8:30 am and 12:30 pm
  • September 13th at 8:30 am and 12:30 pm
  • October 12th at 8:30 am and 12:30 pm
  • November 9th at 8:30am and 12:30pm

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.

Orientation -  For Students Already Registered for the Upcoming Class:

Practical Nursing Orientation for the January 2019 class: TBA

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.

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Contact the College About This Program

studentservices@citrus.k12.fl.us - 726-2430 Ext. 4301

Licensure

Florida Department of Health, Division of Medical Quality Assurance

Articulation Agreement

Statewide Community Colleges