The Practical Nursing Program is an approved nursing program by the Florida Board of Nursing. 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 transfer to a program to become a registered nurse.

HOURS

1,350, approximately one year (43 weeks)

COST

Tuition is approximately $6,927, plus books and fees (PDF)

TESTING REQUIREMENTS

  • Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT)
  • Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)

LOCATION

MTC Main Campus

STARTING SALARIES

Vary, ranging from $35,000 to $50,000*

*Based on local industry information.

 

EXTERNSHIP SITE PARTNERS

  • AdventHealth and AdventHealth Wound Care Center
  • Bridgewater Park Health and Rehab.
  • Hawthorne Village of Ocala
  • Langley Health Services
  • Marion County Health Department
  • Ocala Health and Rehab.
  • Ocala Infectious Disease and Wound Center
  • Ocala Regional Medical Center
  • Ocala Regional Wound Care Center
  • TimberRidge Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
  • Veterans Administration of Marion County
  • West Marion Community Hospital

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

Practical Nursing Master Plan of Instruction
(PDFopens in a new window)

  • 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 & development, mental health concepts, legal aspects of practice, & current issues in nursing
  • Pharmacology and administration of medications

INDUSTRY CERTIFICATIONS 

National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for Practical Nursing


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • nursing homes and assisted living facilities
  • hospice and home health care
  • urgent care, doctor’s offices, and hospitals
  • correctional facilities

RECENT EMPLOYERS OF GRADUATES

  • Hawthorne Village of Ocala
  • TimberRidge Rehab and Nursing Center
  • Ocala Health and Rehabilitation
  • Palm Garden of Ocala
  • Florida Women’s Reception Center
  • Langley Health Services

OUR NUMBERS

Discover how Marion Technical College prepares students for the healthcare industry.

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STEPS TO ENROLLMENT

  • ATTEND AN INFORMATION SESSION
  • TAKE TEAS TEST (60% TO QUALIFY)
  • APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID, IF APPLICABLE
  • COMPLETE THE ONLINE APPLICATION
  • MEET WITH AN ADMISSIONS ADVISOR
  • FILL OUT YOUR PROGRAM’S SUPPLEMENTAL PACKET, IF APPLICABLE
  • PAY YOUR APPLICATION FEE
  • ATTEND STAFF DIALOGUE WITH INSTRUCTORS

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTORS

LYNN WEBER

Program Director

RN/BSN Since 1984, Specialty: ER/Trauma Nurse/CEN, Program Director/Instructor at MTC Since 2013.

TRACEY HERRERA

Instructor

RN/BSN, Registered Nurse 13 years, Certified Aromatherapist through NAHA and AIA, Instructor at MTC Since 2014.

CONNIE KINGSLEY

Instructor

RN/BS Since 1986, Specialty: Critical Care/Home Health, Instructor at MTC Since 2018.

LINDA SNOOK

Instructor

RN/BS/MS, Experience in Emergency/ICU/Pediatrics, Formerly Certified Nurse Educator and Rehabilitation Nurse, Instructor at MTC Since 2014.

PATRICIA LEIBRANDT

Instructor

RN/BSN, Med/Surg including Oncology/Ortho/Renal/GU/Thoracic/Pulmonary/GYN Oncology/Critical Care/PACU/Home Health, Instructor at MTC Since 2013.

ADDITIONAL FORMS

Supplemental Packet (PDF)
TEAS Test Information (PDF)

BOOK LIST

Tuition is approximately $7,500, plus books and fees (PDF)

ONLINE COMPONENT

Yes