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Practical Nursing

Practical Nursing


The mission of the Practical Nursing Program is to provide high-quality innovative instruction to enable individuals to pursue a career as a licensed practical nurse, and to prepare students to give competent nursing care for our community in a variety of healthcare settings.


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 Orientation:

Dates TBA

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 2023 class will be held via Zoom on:
June 5th at 5:00 pm via ZOOM
Contact Angel Vincent, Career Advisor, at to be scheduled for the ZOOM

Please contact WTC Student Services at least 2 days in advance to register to attend an information session.

National League for Nursing Pre-Admissions Exam (NLN PAX) – You Must Attend an Information Session Prior to Taking the Exam

Please contact the College at 726-2430 for additional information about the Exam after the information session.

Enrollment to the Practical Nursing program is limited. The selection process is based on the applicant’s NLN PAX 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: Computation (Mathematics) 11.0 , Communications (Reading Language Arts) 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