Practical Nursing (PN)

Program ID
A - Winter 2022, B - Spring 2022, C - Fall 2022, D - Winter 2023
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

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 Number Course Title Clock Hours
HCC 101 Health Care Core 90 hours
PN 1002 Medical Terminology 40 hours
PN 1003 Anatomy and Physiology 90 hours
PN 1004 Human Growth and Development 40 hours
PN 1005 Personal Communication 15 hours
PN 1006 Legal Aspects of Practice 15 hours
PN 1007 Nutrition 15 hours
PN 1008 Pharmacology and Administration and Medications 70 hours
PN 1009 Mental Health Concepts 20 hours
PN 1010 Community Health Concepts 20 hours
PN 1011 Geriatric Nursing 60 hours
PN 1012 Medical Nursing 60 hours
PN 1013 Surgical Nursing 60 hours
PN 1014 Obstetric Nursing 40 hours
PN 1015 Pediatric Nursing 40 hours
PN-CL 1010 Community Health Concepts: Clinical Acute Care 65 hours
PN-CL 1011 Geriatrics: Clinical Long Term Care 120 hours
PN-CL 1013 Medical/Surgical Nursing: Clinical Acute Care 250 hours
PN-CL 1014 Obstetric Nursing: Clinical Acute Care 120 hours
PN-CL 1015 Pediatric Nursing: Clinical Acute Care 120 hours
 TOTAL: 1350 HRS

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