Practical Nursing

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The mission of this program is to prepare and support students for employment and advanced training in healthcare.


Training includes, but is not limited to, theoretical instruction and clinical experience in acute, subacute and long-term care facilities, care of obstetric, pediatric and geriatric patients, instruction and application of vocational role and function, personal, family and community health concepts, nutrition, human growth and development, relationship skills, mental health concepts, pharmacology and administration of medications, current events in nursing, legal aspects of practice, and preparation for the national licensing exam.

Occupational Completion Points (OCPs)

This program is a planned sequence of instruction consisting of three Occupational Completion Points. OCPs provide a student with early completion training options linked to employment opportunities established by the Florida Department of Education based on the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system and accepted industry titles.

Academic Skill Level Required to Complete the Program

Grade 11 math, language and reading.

H170607 OCP Postsecondary Program of Study 1350 Hrs
PRN0098 A Practical Nursing Foundations 1 300
HCP0099 B Practical Nursing Foundation 2 300
PRN0290 Medical Surgical Nursing 1 300
PRN0291 Medical Surgical Nursing 2 300
PRN0690 Comprehensive Nursing and Transitional Skills 150

Program Overview

Program Overview

Industry Certification/Licensure

Upon completion of the program, students take the following exam:

  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN)
National Council of State Boards of Nursing


Upon successful completion of this program, students enrolling in an AS degree program are eligible to be awarded articulated credits at:

Valencia College:

  • Nursing, Accelerated Track AS degree – 12 credits


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