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.
Time to Complete: 1350 hours / Approximately 11 months
Estimated Cost of Tuition: $6,900
Requirements: CTE Basic Skills Assessment
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.
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.
Passing Score on HESI Test
Annual Physical Examination
Successful face to face Interview
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.
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: