This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Health Science career cluster; provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of Health Science career cluster.
This program is designed to prepare students for employment as Licensed Practical Nurses. The program must be approved by the Florida State Board of Nursing in order for graduates to apply to take the examination to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse.
The content includes, but is not limited to, theoretical instruction and clinical experience in medical, surgical, obstetric, pediatric, and geriatric nursing; theoretical instruction and clinical experience in acute, care, long term care and community settings; theoretical instruction and clinical application of vocational role and function; personal, family and community health concepts; nutrition; human growth and development over the life span; body structure and function; interpersonal relationship skills, mental health concepts; pharmacology and administration of medications; legal aspects of practice; and current issues in nursing.
Time to Complete: 1350 hours / Approximately 13 months
Estimated Cost of Tuition: $5,815
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.
Passing Score on HESI Test
Annual Physical Examination
Successful face to face Interview
7:05 am - 2 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: