Practical Nursing

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This program prepares a student for employment as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). LPN’s work in hospitals, nursing homes, doctor’s offices, and other settings where health care is delivered. The work week is usually 40 or more hours and may include 8, 10, or 12 hour shifts, weekends, nights, and holidays, the work can be physically demanding requiring the ability to bend, stoop, and lift. The LPN must have the ability to respond calmly under pressure in emergency situations. Additional information may be found in the Practical Nursing Student Handbook. This program has been approved by the Florida State Board of Nursing so that qualified graduates may take the examination to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of Florida.

What you will learn:
► Health Science Core
► Nursing Assistant-Articulated
► Nursing Fundamentals
► Body Structure, Function and Nutrition
► Medical Surgical Nursing
► Pharmacology/Administration of Medications
► Maternity Nursing
► Pediatric Nursing
► Bio-Psycho-Social Nursing
► Transitional Nursing
► Bio-Psycho-Social Nursing
► Clinical Practicums I, II, III & IV

1,350 clock hours

The following table illustrates the program structure:

Course # OCP Course Name Hours
HSC0003 A Basic Healthcare Worker 90
HCP0121 B Nurse Aide and Orderly (Articulated) 75
PRN0091 C Practical Nurse (1 of 3) 285
PRN0092 C Practical Nurse (2 of 3) 450
PRN0096 C Practical Nurse (3 of 3) 450
    TOTAL HOURS 1350


Practical Nursing Informational Meetings will be held on August 5 & September 16, 2014 at 1 p.m. in Room C-2. Please call 334-4544 for more information.

Prospective students must complete all steps to the admission process before their name will be placed on the acceptance list for this class. These steps are:
► Score at the 11th grade level on the TABE assessment (students whose scores fall below the state minimum level(s) must redevelop these skills in the Applied Academics for Adult Education (Learning Center).
Make an appointment with an Enrollment Advisor. Prepare and submit the Residency Application and Affidavit to the Enrollment Advisor.
► Complete Medical Math in the Learning Center.
Schedule the PAX test. Complete essay following the PAX exam.
► Complete the Practical Nursing application.
► Request official transcripts from high school, GED and/or college (if applicable).
► If your degree/high school transcript is from a foreign country you will need to have an evaluation done to make sure it meets U.S. standards equivalent to a high school diploma. Please follow the directions in the link below. This must be done before your application will be considered complete. Application for Evaluation of Foreign Educational Credentials 
► Return completed application packet to the Guidance Office in person.
► Include documentation of health-related work or health-related volunteer work on official letterhead (if applicable) and post-secondary health-related education in the form of an official transcript with the application
 ► Complete the Criminal Background Check form and pay the fee, once you have been conditionally accepted into the program.
► Admission is based on a points system.

Program Offered:
Monday through Friday
*8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Part-time (2-year program):
*Tuesday & Thursday - 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

*Hours will vary while training in actual health facilities and on some classroom days.

Total Program Cost:
Costs based on 2014-15 school year. All costs and fees are subject to change.

Program Items Approximate Total Program Costs
Tuition - 1,350 hours $3,753.00
Textbooks $900.00
Lab Fee $260.00
ATI $570.00
Liability Insurance $13.00
Application Fee (non-refundable) $30.00
Medical Math $30.00
PAX $50.00
Physical Exam & Titers $250.00
Level 2 Background & Drug Screen $87.00
Uniforms $160.00
Tools $40.00
Industry Certification $465.00
Graduation Fee $50.00
TOTAL $6,658.00

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