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.


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Information Sessions:

The first step in the enrollment process is to attend an information session on the program. Information sessions are scheduled for:

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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:

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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.