The Practical Nursing Program is an approved nursing program by the Florida Board of Nursing and has been offered at MTC for 3 years. This program combines lecture, hands-on skills practice in our nursing lab, and clinical externship at local hospitals, long-term care facilities, rehabilitation centers, and ambulatory clinics. The program prepares students for employment in these facilities as entry-level Practical Nurses, and to allow those interested to transfer to a program to become a Registered Nurse. The current pass rate for this program is 94% on the required licensure examination and the job outlook for nursing is positive.
Basic Healthcare Worker HSC0003
Nurse Aide and Orderly (Articulated) HCP0121
Practical Nurse I PRN0091
(Prerequisites: HSC0003, HCP0121)
Practical Nursing II PRN0092
(Prerequisites: HSC0003, HCP0121, and PRN0091)
Practical Nursing III PRN0096
(Prerequisites: HSC0003, HCP0121, PRN0091, and PRN0092)
Employment of practical and vocational nurses is expected to grow 25 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations.
A large number of practical and vocational nurses are expected to retire over the coming decade, creating potential job openings. Job prospects should also be favorable for LPNs and LVNs, who are willing to work in rural and medically underserved areas.*
In the state of Florida, practical nurses may earn between $32,030 and $53,430 per year.*
- Standard career and technical program admission procedures (see MTC catalog)
- Participation in an information session
- Must make 50% on the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)
- Additional program requirements, if applicable
- High school diploma—standard or GED is required
- Official high school transcript required
CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION:
Upon completion of all program requirements, the student earns a Certificate of Completion in Practical Nursing.
Successful completers of this accredited program are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) through the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc.