Practical Nursing

Practical Nursing


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.


Practical Nursing Orientation for the August 2016 class: TBA

Practical Nursing Information Sessions

Withlacoochee Technical College will be enrolling students for the August 2016 and January 2017 Practical Nursing classes. The first step in the enrollment process is to attend an information session on the program. Information sessions are scheduled for:

·         Monday, February 8 at 9:00am

·         Wednesday, February 10 at 5:00pm

·         Wednesday, February 17 at 9:00am

·         Thursday, February 18 at 5:00pm

·         Friday, February 19 at 9:00am

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 $45 and is due when you register online. Four different testing sessions will be available in order to accommodate everyone:

·         Friday, March 11 at 8:30am and 12:30pm

·         Friday, March 11 at 8:30am and 12:30pm

Students who would like to begin preparing for the entrance exam, The National League for Nursing, can purchase the exam study guide on our website at or simply go to our online bookstore and type in National League for Nursing. 

 There are a limited number of students admitted to the class. The selection process is based on the applicant’s score, prior education and/or medical employment.

National League for Nursing Exam

Information TBA

Completion Requirements:

A student must have passed all required courses in the program, 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 have satisfied all financial obligations before he or she is eligible to receive a certificate of completion for the program.