The practical nurse functions to the level of their educational preparation and under the direct supervision of a registered nurse, mid-level provider, or licensed physician. The curriculum prepares the graduate to challenge the state board examination for practical nurse licensure. The program is approved by the Florida Board of Nursing (FBON). Graduates are eligible to apply to write the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-PN). Selection is based on scores on pre-admission testing and completion of required prerequisite courses. See the School of Nursing Information website for more specific details about admission requirements. Pre-Admission tests – Applicants must take the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) and Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS).
Complete program in three semesters.
Employment in this area has high earning potential.
Graduates are eligible to apply to write the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-PN).
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This one-year planned certificate program prepares a safe and effective practitioner for the beginning levels of patient care.
Students who pursue this course of study may be employed in:
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