Practical Nursing (LPN)

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 $ 15,000.00
Weeks 46 Lab Hours 70 Registration Fees $ 150.00
Clinical Hours 680 Books & Supplies $ 2,350.00
Technology Fee $ 500.00
Materials Fee $ 1000.00
Total Hours 1350 Total Program Cost $ 19,000.00
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 12
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 9 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.