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)
Testing Requirements:
Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) & Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)
Location: LTC Main Campus and LTC’s Instructional Service Center, Mascotte
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, Evening Division, Part-Time Division

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: July, 2015, Monday through Friday 8:15a-2:45p class times, 6:30a-3:00p clinical times
  • TEAS: Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) must be taken and completed March 1-31, 2015, only (Test Schedule and Info Sheet)
  • Application: TEAS qualifying score determined and letters mailed to all TEAS testers April 17, 2015
  • Interviews: Candidate interviews will be conducted April 28, 30, & May 1, 2015 (subject to change)
  • Acceptance & Alternate Letters: Acceptance and Alternate letters will be mailed May 22, 2015
  • Registration Paperwork: Registration and Proof of Florida Residency paperwork must be completed by June 26, 2015
  • Tuition/Fees: Tuition and fees must be paid in the Business Office by June 26, 2015, in order to reserve your seat. 2-Part payment plans are available to those who do not qualify for PELL
  • 2016 – Full Time Class: January, 2016, Monday through Friday 8:15a-2:45p class times, 6:30a-3:00p clinical times
  • TEAS: Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) must be taken and completed January 1-31, 2016, only
  • Application: TEAS qualifying score determined and letters mailed to all TEAS testers February 12, 2016
  • Interview: Candidate interviews will be conducted February 23, 25 & 26, 2016 (subject to change)
  • Acceptance & Alternate Letters: Acceptance and Alternate letters will be mailed March 11, 2016
  • Registration Paperwork: Registration and Proof of Florida Residency paperwork must be completed by April 4, 2016
  • Tuition/Fees: Tuition and fees must be paid in the Business Office by April 1, 2016, 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:

For questions regarding the selection process contact a Career Specialist or Program Advisor at 352.589.2250, Elise Veremakis, x1842 or veremakise@lake.k12.fl.us or Russell Darst, x1823 or darstr@lake.k12.fl.us

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
PRN0092
PRN0096
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* -84%
Placement Rate* -82%
Licensure Pass Rate*- 91%

For employment information, visit www.onetonline.org
*Data as reported to COE and is updated annually in December of each calendar year.

Required Book List

For the most recent book list for the Practical Nursing Program, visit Lake Technical Center’s online Bookstore and Marketplace.

Steps to Enroll

  1. Apply for financial aid, if applicable
  2. Complete the online application
  3. Create an account and register at at www.atitesting.com prior to arriving to take the TEAS
  4. Take the TABE and/or placement tests
  5. Meet with a counselor/career advisor
  6. Register and pay tuition and fees
  7. Purchase books and supplies
  8. Complete the new student orientation online prior to the first day of class

Online Component

  • None

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