Practical Nursing (PN)

Program ID
Boynton Beach
2021 Fall, 2021 Spring, 2021 Winter, 2022 Winter
1350 Clock Hours

The objective of the program is to prepare graduates to  function effectively in a variety of medical setting after earning their Practical Nursing license

Care Hope College’s Practical Nursing (PN) program is designed to equip graduates with patient-centered aptitude and attitude. Students are prepared to take and pass the Practical Nurse State license.  Appropriate information and skills are presented to meet the requirements of the Florida Board of Nursing for practical nurses and satisfy the curriculum framework set forth by the Florida Department Of Education Curriculum Framework (01.0-42.0). The program is currently approved for online delivery. The Practical Nursing (PN) program consists of 1350 hours of education, including lectures, lab skills and clinical work.

The Practical Nursing program consists of 1350 hours of education, including lectures, lab skills and clinical work.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the graduate will be able to:

  • Use the Integrated Processes throughout the care of the client
  • Contribute to the enhancement of the health care delivery setting and protects clients and health care personnel
  • Provide nursing care that incorporates knowledge of expected growth development, and prevention and/or early detection of health problems
  • Assist with promotion and support of emotional, mental, and social wellbeing of clients
  • Assist promotion of physical health and well-being by providing care and comfort, reducing risk potential for clients, and assist with management of health alternations
  • Demonstrate core competencies related to delivery of nursing care to clients across the lifespan
  • Obtain licensure as a practical nurse

Admission Requirements

Estimated Length of Study:

12 months (broken into 4 quarters)

In addition to the general admission requirements and procedures, applicants wishing to be considered for admission to the practical nursing program must:

  • Must agree to the Nursing Qualifying Exam (NQE) requirements

Career Opportunities

29-2061.00 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses

Program Progression

Course NumberCourse TitleClock Hours
HCC 101Health Care Core90 hours
PN 1002Medical Terminology40 hours
PN 1003Anatomy and Physiology90 hours
PN 1004Human Growth and Development40 hours
PN 1005Personal Communication15 hours
PN 1006Legal Aspects of Practice15 hours
PN 1007Nutrition15 hours
PN 1008Pharmacology and Administration and Medications70 hours
PN 1009Mental Health Concepts20 hours
PN 1010Community Health Concepts20 hours
PN 1011Geriatric Nursing60 hours
PN 1012Medical Nursing60 hours
PN 1013Surgical Nursing60 hours
PN 1014Obstetric Nursing40 hours
PN 1015Pediatric Nursing40 hours
PN-CL 1010Community Health Concepts: Clinical Acute Care65 hours
PN-CL 1011Geriatrics: Clinical Long Term Care120 hours
PN-CL 1013Medical/Surgical Nursing: Clinical Acute Care250 hours
PN-CL 1014Obstetric Nursing: Clinical Acute Care120 hours
PN-CL 1015Pediatric Nursing: Clinical Acute Care120 hours

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