The Practical Nursing Program prepares students to practice as licensed practical nurses. Upon graduation, the students are prepared to sit for the NCLEX® Examination, according to Florida Rules 64B9 and Statutes Chapter 464, and upon successful completion of NCLEX® to be licensed as practical nurses.
This is a certificate program offered to those interested in becoming members of a health team comprised of physicians, nurses, physical therapists, pharmacists and others. The practical nurse is prepared to care for patients under the direction of registered professional nurses. This program deals with the skills and knowledge necessary to give safe and effective nursing care. Courses in the curriculum include Introduction to Health Care, with units in Nutrition, Medication and Communication Skills, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Medical-Surgical Nursing and Obstetric and Pediatric Nursing.
The students spend approximately 50% of their program in clinical experiences and 50% in classroom and lab instruction., North Florida Regional Medical Center, North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System, Shands at the University of Florida, clinics and long-term care facilities are utilized for clinical experiences. Students should note that clinical training could be any day, Monday through Sunday, at varying hours.
The Practical Nursing Program is a contact hour program and is in compliance with the curriculum framework as administered by the state of Florida Department of Education. The program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) and approved by the Florida Board of Nursing.
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- U.S. Department of Labor's Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 31-9099, 31-1012, 29-2061
- Tuition and fees: $4,260.00
- Books and Supplies: $1,459.00
- Job Placement Rate: 91%
- Link to Occupational Profile on U.S. Department of Labor's O*NEThttp://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/31-1012.00 http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/29-2061.00
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