Practical Nursing

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The mission of the Practical Nursing program is to prepare and support students for employment and advanced training in healthcare.


The content includes, but is not limited to, theoretical instruction and clinical experience in medical, surgical, obstetric, pediatric, and geriatric nursing; theoretical instruction and clinical experience in acute, care, long term care and community settings; theoretical instruction and clinical application of vocational role and function; personal, family and community health concepts; nutrition; human growth and development over the life span; body structure and function; interpersonal relationship skills, mental health concepts; pharmacology and administration of medications; legal aspects of practice; and current issues in nursing.

Occupational Completion Points (OCPs)

The Practical Nursing program is a planned sequence of instruction consisting of three Occupational Completion Points. OCPs provide a student with early completion training options linked to employment opportunities established by the Florida Department of Education based on the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system and accepted industry titles.

Academic Skill Level Required to Complete the Program

Grade 11 math, language and reading.

H170607 OCP Postsecondary Program of Study 1350 Hrs
PRN0098 A Practical Nursing Foundations 1 300
PRN0099 B Practical Nursing Foundation 2 300
PRN0290 Medical Surgical Nursing 1 300
PRN0291 Medical Surgical Nursing 2 300
PRN0690 Comprehensive Nursing and Transitional Skills 150

Program Overview

Program Overview

Industry Certification/Licensure

Upon completion of the Practical Nursing program, students take the following exam:

  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN)
National Council of State Boards of Nursing


Upon successful completion of the Practical Nursing program, students enrolling in an AS degree program are eligible to be awarded articulated credits at:

Valencia College:

  • Nursing, Accelerated Track AS degree – 12 credits

Program Cost

  • $5,508.02
Tuition and Fees


Start Date

August 10, 2020*
* Based on program availability

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