Nursing Programs

Home Health Aide (HHA)

Program Description

This program is designed to prepare you for employment as a home attendant or a home health aide (HHA). As a Home Health Aide, you will be able to help the disabled and those with long term illness perform activities of daily living. Our program integrates medical theory with skills-based, practical training. These courses cover the basics of infection control, domestic violence, first aid, HIV/AIDS, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, vital signs, homecare skills, client care and client safety. Upon completion of our program, you will be ready to work as a Home Health Aide and/or start the path to a nursing career.

 

Program Length Total Contact Hours Program Cost
Clock Hours 75 Theory Hours 40 Tuition
Weeks 3 Lab Hours 15 Registration Fees
Clinical Hours 20 Books & Supplies
Technology Fee
Materials Fee
Total Hours 75 Total Program Cost
Course Number Course Title Theory|Hours Lab |Hours Clinical|Hours
HCW 101 Medical Terminolgy 10 0 0
HCW 110 Basic Healthcare Worker I 30 0 0
HCW 120 Basic Nursing Laboratory Skills and Clinical Experience I 0 15 20
Total Contact Hours 40 15 20

**Completion of HCW 101, 110, and 120 marks the completion of the Home Health Aide certificate and allows the student to opt for submission as a candidate for the state Home Health Exam and allows for the student to apply for the Nursing Assistant program with advanced standing.

To qualify, the following admission criteria must be met:

  • 9TH Grade or Higher Education.
  • Passing score of at least 70 on an in-house entrance exam administered by the school just to make sure that the student can read and write English.
  • Transcripts of previous education as required for point of program admission.
  • Proof of routine immunizations with current titers and vaccination including measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, varicella, influenza, and hepatitis B.
  • Level 2 state and federal criminal background check.
  • Completed DIOT application.
  • Completed enrollment agreement
  • Government-issued proof of identification.

 

Students satisfying all admission criteria will be admitted into HCW 210 Basic Healthcare Worker II course. Upon successful completion of HCW 210 with a grade of 75 or higher, the student will be awarded 75 hours for HWC 101, 110, and 120 and will be allowed to continue to matriculate trough the nursing assistant program.

Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Program Description

This program is designed to prepare you for the State of Florida’s certification exam to become a nursing assistant and to secure employment as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Graduates of this program will be able to assist in patient care in accordance with section 400.506(6)(b) of the Regulations of the State of Florida including but not limited to observing, documenting, and reporting changes in patient condition, assisting with elimination, nutrition, transferring, positioning, and other activities of daily living.

Program Length Total Contact Hours Program Cost
Clock Hours 120 Theory Hours 50 Tuition
Weeks 6 Lab Hours 30 Registration Fees
Clinical Hours 40 Books & Supplies
Technology Fee
Materials Fee
Total Hours 120 Total Program Cost
Course|Number  Course Title Theory|Hours Lab|Hours Clinical|Hours
HCW 101 Medical Terminolgy 10 0 0
HCW 110 Basic Healthcare Worker I 30 0 0
HCW 120 Basic Nursing Laboratory Skills and Clinical Experience I 0 15 20
HCW 210 Basic Healthcare Worker II 10 0 0
HCW 220 Basic Nursing Laboratory Skills and Clinical Experience II 0 15 20
Total Contact Hours 50 30 40

**Completion of HCW 101, 110, 120, 210, and 220 entitles the student to submission to the Florida Board of Nursing as a candidate for the Nursing Assistant certification.**

 

Qualified Florida Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) who hold a valid credential and wish to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) may apply for the Transition to Practical Nursing which provides the opportunity to receive advanced standing in the LPN program.

To qualify, the following admission criteria must be met:

  • GED or high school diploma.
  • Passing score of at least 70 on the in-house entrance exam administered by the school just to make sure that the student can read and write English.
  • Transcripts of previous education as required for point of program admission.
  • Proof of routine immunizations with current titers and vaccination including measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, varicella, influenza, and hepatitis B.
  • Level 2 state and federal criminal background check.
  • Completed DIOT application.
  • Completed enrollment agreement.
  • Government-issued proof of identification.

 

Students satisfying all admission criteria will be admitted into PN 100 Transition to Practical Nursing course. Upon successful completion of PN 100 with a grade of 75 or higher, the student will be awarded 120 hours for HWC courses.

Practical Nursing (LPN)

Program Description

The Practical Nursing program exposes students to a variety of classroom, clinical, and community experiences with the goal of preparing a student to become licensed and employable in acute and long-term healthcare settings caring for children, adults, and geriatric clients. Course work focuses on critical thinking, leadership, effective communication, body function and structure, pharmacology, and diseases and wellness of both the mind and body. Completion of this program confers eligibility to apply for state licensure by examination.

Program Length Total Contact Hours Program Cost
Clock|Hours 1350 Theory Hours 600 Tuition
Weeks 46 Lab Hours 70 Registration Fees
Clinical Hours 680 Books & Supplies
Technology Fee
Materials Fee
Total Hours 1345 Total Program Cost
Course|Number Course Title Theory|Hours Lab|Hours Clinical|Hours
HCW 101 Medical Terminolgy 10 0 0
HCW 110 Basic Healthcare Worker I 30 0 0
HCW 120 Basic Nursing Laboratory Skills and Clinical Experience II 0 15 20
HCW 210 Basic Healthcare Worker II 10 0 0
HCW 220 Basic Nursing Laboratory Skills and Clinical Experience II 0 15 20
PN 100 Transition to Practical Nursing 34 15 66
PN 200 Foundations of Practical Nursing 93 0 0
PN 250 Foundations of Practical Nursing Laboratory and Clinical 0 7 112
PN 300 Medical Surgical Nursing I 165 7 178
PN 400 Medical Surgical Nursing II 165 7 178
PN 500 Practical Leadership and Management 65 0 90
PN 550 NCLEX-PN Preperation 14 0 0
PN 600 IV Therapy for LPNs 14 4 16
Total Contact Hours 600 70 680

**Completion of PN 100, 200, 120, 250, 300, 400, 500, and 550 and achieving an appropriate score on the comprehensive predictor exam necessary for satisfactory completion of the Practical Nurse program makes the student eligible to apply to the Florida Board of Nursing as a candidate for the Practical Nursing licensure exam.**

 

Qualified Florida Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) who hold a valid credential and wish to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) may apply for the Transition to Practical Nursing which provides the opportunity to receive advanced standing in the LPN program.

To qualify, the following admission criteria must be met:

  • GED or high school diploma.
  • Passing of at least 70 on the entrance exam “HESI Admission Assessment from Elsevier”.
  • Transcripts of previous education as required for point of program admission.
  • Proof of routine immunizations with current titers and vaccination including measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, varicella, influenza, and hepatitis B.
  • Level 2 state and federal criminal background check.
  • Completed DIOT application.
  • Completed enrollment agreement
  • Government-issued proof of identification.
  • Dean of Nursing approval

 

Students satisfying all admission criteria will be admitted into PN 100 Transition to Practical Nursing course. Upon successful completion of PN 100 with a grade of 75 or higher, the student will be awarded 120 hours for HWC courses.

Professional Nursing (ASN/RN)

Program Description

The Pathway from Practical to Professional Nursing program provides a pathway for practical nurses to become professional nurses and exposes students to a variety of classroom, clinical, and community experiences with the goal of preparing a student to become licensed and employable in acute and long-term healthcare settings caring for children, adults, and geriatric clients in addition to serving as transformational leaders in those environments. Course work focuses on critical thinking, leadership, effective communication, body function and structure, pharmacology, and diseases and wellness of both the mind and body. Completion of this program confers eligibility to apply for state licensure by examination.

Program Length Total Contact Hours Program Cost
Clock|Hours Theory Hours 825 Tuition
Credit|Hours 72 Lab Hours 120 Registration Fees
Weeks 75 Clinical Hours 525 Books & Supplies
Sim Lab Hour 120 Technology Fee
Materials Fee
Total Hours 1290 Total Program|Cost
Course Number Course Title Credit|Hours Theory|Hours Lab|Hours Clinical|Hours
GEC 100 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 and 2 Lecture and Lab 8 90 60 0
GEC 120 Introduction to College Writing 3 45 0 0
GEC 130 Introduction to Psychology 3 45 0 0
GEC 140 College Mathematics 3 45 0 0
GEC 200 Professional, Ethical, and Moral Issues in Nursing 3 45 0 0
GEC 210 Human Growth and Development 3 45 0 0
GEC 220 Nutrition 2 30 0 0
GEC 250 Microbiology Lecture and Lab 4 45 30 0
PN 600 IV Therapy for LPNs 2 30 0 0
NUR 100 Therapeutic Communication 1 15 0 0
NUR 110 Nursing Math and Pharmacology 3 45 0 0
NUR 120 Transition to Professional Nursing 7 105 0 0
NUR 121 Transition to Professional Nursing Lab 2 0 60 0
NUR 122 Transition to Professional Nursing Clinical 2 0 0 90
NUR 180 Transcultural and Community Health Nursing 3 45 0 0
NUR 181 Transcultural and Community Health Nursing Clinical 1 0 0 45
NUR 301 Maternal, Newborn, and Pediatric Nursing Lab 2 0 60 0
NUR 302 Maternal, Newborn, and Pediatric Nursing Clinical 1 0 0 45
NUR 320 Neurologic and Psychiatric Nursing 3 45 0 0
NUR 321 Neurologic and Psychiatric Nursing Lab 1 0 30 0
NUR 322 Neurologic and Psychiatric Nursing Clinical 1 0 0 45
NUR 400 Critical Care and Emergency Nursing 4 60 0 0
NUR 401 Critical Care and Emergency Nursing Lab 1 0 30 0
NUR 402 Critical Care and Emergency Nursing Clinical 1 0 0 45
NUR 430 Leadership, Management, and Education 1 15 0 0
NUR 500 NCLEX-RN Preparation 1 15 0 0
  Total Contact Hours 65 765 240 270

** Completion of PN600, GEC 100, 120, 130, 140, 200, 210, 220, 250, NUR 100, 110, 120, 121, 122, 180, 181, 302, 320, 321, 322, 400, 401, 402, 430, 500 and achieving a satisfactory score on the comprehensive predictor exam satisfies the requirements for the completion of DIOT’s associate of science in nursing (ASN) program and entitles the student to submission to the Florida Board of Nursing as a candidate for the Registered Nursing license. **

 

The Pathway from Practical to Professional Nursing is an associate degree program (ASN) is designed for qualified licensed practical nurses who wish to become registered nurses. The program is 18 months in length and is in a hybrid format. To be considered, students who did not matriculate in DIOT’s practical nursing program must meet all admissions requirements of the associate of science in nursing (ASN) program plus the following:

  • To qualify, the following admission criteria must be met:
    • GED or high school diploma.
    • Passing of at least 70 on the entrance exam “HESI Admission Assessment from Elsevier”.
    • Transcripts of previous education as required for point of program admission.
    • Proof of routine immunizations with current titers and vaccination including measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, varicella, influenza, and hepatitis B.
    • Level 2 state and federal criminal background check.
    • Completed DIOT application.
    • Completed enrollment agreement
    • Government-issued proof of identification.
    • Dean of Nursing approval