Adult Program Number H170605

Practical Nursing provides training for employment in the health industry. Graduates will have success - fully completed courses in caring for medical and surgical patients. Included in the program are courses designed to instruct students in the care of convalescent, physically challenged, and rehabilitative physical and/or mental patients. Instruction is also given for pediatric, obstetric, and geriatric clients. The graduate has a thorough understanding of body structure and function, nutrition, medication, life span, diseases and disorders, community health, CPR, and first aid. Throughout the program the nursing process is integrated and the concept of life long learning is stressed. This program is approved by the Florida State Board of Nursing and prepares graduates to take the NCLEX-PN License Examination. Due to program length, only day classes are available.

Job Opportunities: Employment opportunities include hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics, doc - tor’s offices, and home health agencies. During the most recent follow-up survey, 90% of the gradu - ates were employed.

Licensure: This program is approved by the Florida State Board of Nursing and prepares graduates to take the NCLEX-PN License Examination. Based on the most recent information available, 100% of the program completers passed the LICENSURE exam. Applicants to the PN program are required to take the TABE test. The minimum grade level required by the state for program completers is 11.0 in reading, language, and math. Refer to the TABE requirements on page 11 of this catalog