It is the mission of this program to prepare students for a successful career as a practical nurse. Students give nursing care in local hospitals, geriatric facilities, home health care, hospice, doctors' offices, and clinics.
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.
The first step in the enrollment process is to attend an
information session on the program. Information sessions are
Students must attend one of these information sessions before they can proceed with the entrance exam and the enrollment process. The cost of the entrance exam is approximately $40 and is due at registration. Four different testing sessions will be available in order to accommodate everyone:
Students who would like to begin preparing for the entrance
exam which is the National League for Nursing can purchase the
exam study guide on our website at
There are a limited number of students admitted to the class. The selection process is based on the applicant’s score, prior education, medical employment/experience and military service.
For more information, please contact Student Services at (352) 726-2430
A student must have passed all required courses in the program, attend at least ninety-five percent (95%) of the class hours offered and satisfied all financial obligations before he or she is eligible to receive a certificate of completion for the program.