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.

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
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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%

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*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 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