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.


  • For Fall 2014 Incoming Class: Thursday, June 5, 2014 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am in Room 105A

Information Sessions:

Withlacoochee Technical College will be enrolling students for the January 2015 and August 2015 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 September 8th - 9:00am
  • Wednesday September 10th - 5:00pm
  • Monday September 15th - 9:00am
  • Tuesday September 16th - 3:00 pm
  • Wednesday September 17th - 5:00pm

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:

  • Friday October 10th 8:30am and 12:30pm
  • Friday October 17th 8:30am and 12:30pm

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

Completion Requirements:

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.