Practical Nursing

Hours: 1,350, approximately one year (36weeks)
Cost: Tuition is approximately $3,888.00, plus books & fees (Click to see all related charges). — Click to view the program Costs for the SUMTER COUNTY PROGRAM ONLY.
Testing Requirements:
Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) & Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)
Location: LTC Main Campus
Mission: The mission of the Practical Nursing program is to prepare a student for employment as a licensed practical nurse.
Practical Nursing Master Plan of Instruction – Day Division, Part-Time Evening/Weekend Division.

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Practical Nursing
Nursing Student Loan Forgiveness Program – The Florida Legislature created the Nursing Student Loan Forgiveness Program (NSLFP) in 1989, to encourage qualified personnel to seek employment in areas of the state where there are critical nursing shortages. Click here for more information.

Class Information

  • Next Full Time Class: January 9, 2017, for the Sumter County program & February, 2017, for the main campus program in Eustis, Monday through Thursday 8:00a-4:30p class times, 6:30a-3:00p clinical times – Application Period:  September 2016 Only
  • TEAS: Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) must be taken September 1-30, 2016 only  (Test Schedule and Info Sheet) **PLEASE SEE LINKS BELOW FOR TESTING DATES AND TIMES**
  • Application: TEAS qualifying score determined and letters mailed to all TEAS testers October 14, 2016
  • Acceptance & Alternate Letters: Acceptance and Alternate letters will be mailed November 18, 2016.
  • Registration Paperwork: Registration and Proof of Florida Residency paperwork must be completed by December 16, 2016
  • Tuition/Fees: Tuition and fees must be paid in the Business Office by January 13, 2017 in order to reserve your seat. 2-Part payment plans are available to those who do not qualify for PELL
  • Next Class: TBA
  • TEAS: Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) 
  • Application: TEAS qualifying score determined and letters mailed to all TEAS testers
  • Acceptance & Alternate Letters: Acceptance and Alternate letters will be mailed
  • Registration Paperwork: Registration and Proof of Florida Residency paperwork must be completed
  • Tuition/Fees: Tuition and fees must be paid in the Business Office in order to reserve your seat

Complete an online application and take the TABE prior to taking the TEAS test (for TABE exemption, contact the Admissions Office). Click on the links below for specific information:

  • Application and Selection Process
  • TABE & TEAS Test Schedule & Info Sheet – call 352.589.2250 for the most recent schedule and information sheet
  • Full Time & Part Time Class Schedules – TBA

For questions regarding the selection process contact a Career Specialist or Program Advisor at 352.589.2250, Elise Veremakis, x1842 or or Russell Darst, x1823 or

What you’ll learn

  • Theoretical instruction and clinical experience in medical, surgical, obstetric, pediatric, geriatric nursing, acute care, long-term care, and community settings
  • Personal, family and community health concepts
  • Nutrition, human growth and development, mental health concepts, legal aspects of practice, and current issues in nursing
  • Pharmacology and administration of medications
OCP Course Number Course Title Course Length
A HSC0003 Basic Healthcare Worker   90 hrs
B HCP0121 Nurse Aide and Orderly (Articulated)   75 hrs
C PRN0091
Practical Nurse 1
Practical Nurse 2
Practical Nurse 3
285 hrs
450 hrs
450 hrs

Industry Certifications

  • State Licensure for Practical Nurse

Employment Opportunities

  • Walk-in Clinics, hospitals, schools
  • Labs, nursing homes, home care
  • Doctors’ offices, correctional facilities

Starting Salaries

Vary, ranging from $35,360 – 72,800*
*Based on local industry information
LPN Resume & Job Application Advice guide

Recent Employers of Graduates:

  • Florida Hospital Waterman
  • Lake Correctional Institute
  • Lifestream Behavioral Center
  • Various Lake County long-term care facilities

Completion Rate* -96%
Placement Rate* -86%
Licensure Pass Rate*- 84%

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*Data as reported to COE and is updated annually in December of each calendar year.

Steps to Enroll

  • Apply for financial aid, if applicable
  • Complete the online application
  • Create an account and register at at prior to arriving to take the TEAS
  • Take the TABE and/or placement tests
  • Meet with a counselor/career advisor
  • Register and pay tuition and fees
  • Purchase books and supplies
  • Complete the new student orientation online prior to the first day of class

Online Component

  • None

Book List


  1. DHO: Health Science, Simmers, L.M., Simmers-Nartker, K., & Simmers-Kobelak, S. (2013) ISBN 9781305509511, 8th ed, Cengage Learning

Practical Nursing 1 (PN1)

  1. Success in Practical/Vocational Nursing: From Student to Leader, Hill, S. S. & Howlett, H. S. (2012) ISBN 9781455703357, 7th ed, Saunders
  2. Understanding Anatomy & Physiology: A Visual, Auditory, Interactive Approach, Thompson, G. S. (2013) ISBN 9780803643734, 2nd ed, FA Davis Company
  3. Understanding Anatomy & Physiology: A Visual, Auditory, Interactive Approach – WORKBOOK, ISBN 9780803643741, 2 ed, FA Davis Company
  4. Introduction to Medical & Surgical Nursing, ISBN 9781455776412, 6th ed, Saunders
  5. Introduction to Medical & Surgical Nursing – STUDY GUIDE, ISBN 9780323222082, 6th ed, Saunders
  6. LPN Notes: Nurses Clinical Pocket Guide, ISBN 9780803627666, 3rd ed, FA Davis Company
  7. Fundamental Nursing Skills & Concepts, Timby (2013) ISBN 9781608317875, 10th ed, LWW

Practical Nursing 2 (PN2) (Books from PN1 will also be used)

  1. Calculation of Drug Dosages, A Work Text; 10th ed, ISBN 9780323310697, Elsevier

Practical Nursing 3 (PN3) (Books from PN1and PN2 will also be used)

  1. Introductory Maternity & Pediatric Nursing Has CD/Access code, Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, ISBN 9781451147025, 3rd ed, LWW
  2. Introductory Mental Health Nursing Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, ISBN 9781451147148, 3rd ed, LWW

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