• Practical Nursing

    The mission of the Practical Nursing Program is to provide high-quality healthcare education and training that prepares students for success in achieving licensure in the state of Florida and to become safe and effective practitioners of the art and science of nursing in a diverse cultural community.


Program Details

  • Time to Complete: 1350 hours / Approximately 11 months

    Estimated Cost of Tuition: $6,900

    Requirements: CTE Basic Skills Assessment

    Reading 11

    Language 11

    Math 11


What you'll learn

  • Occupational Completion Points

    Practical Nursing Foundations I - 300 hours
    Practical Nursing Foundations II - 300 hours
    Medical Surgical Nursing I - 300 hours
    Medical Surgical Nursing II - 300 hours
    Comprehensive Nursing and Transitional Skills - 150 hours
    *Successful completion of an OCP may qualify a student for employment.


Application Deadline

  • August Entry - Deadline to apply is May 26th

    January Entry - Deadline to apply is November 4th

    Please review the Practical Nursing Packet carefully for detailed application process information.

Campus Offering

  • Kissimmee

additional requirements

  • Passing Score on HESI Test

    Background Check

    Drug Screen

    Annual Physical Examination


    Successful face to face Interview

Class Schedule

  • Full Time:
    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
    7:10 am - 2:10 pm

    7:10 am - 1:10 pm

  • PLEASE NOTE: The CTE Basic Skills Assessment and HESI exams are program pre-requisites. The link to schedule an appointment for testing is provided below. An admission ticket is also needed for the HESI exam. Instructions are provided for applicants to register at least 24 hours prior to taking the HESI test. To book your CTE Basic Skills Assessment and HESI appointment, click on the link below.

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    Once an applicant has satisfied the CTE Basic Skills Assessment requirements, and has passed the HESI exam, then an appointment should be scheduled with the Program Advisor to further discuss pre-admission requirements. Please contact Student Services at 407-344-5080 if you have any questions.

    Basic Life Support (BLS) & Basic First Aid

    Upon successful completion of this program, students enrolling in an AS program may be eligible to be awarded articulated credits.

  • In compliance with the U.S. Department of Education's (USDE) Regulation 34 CFR 668.43 (a) (5) (v), all graduates from the Practical Nursing program at Osceola Technical College are eligible to test for any state licensure that has been accepted into the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC). The development of the NLC provides nurses with the ability to deliver health care across state boundaries without having to obtain additional licenses.  


    The link below lists all the states where the Florida Practical Nursing License is accepted once the initial Florida licensure has been achieved: