Program Code: 7303
The PN Program prepares students to practice as licensed practical nurses. Upon graduation, the students are prepared to sit for the NCLEX® Examination, according to Florida Rules 64B9 and Statutes Chapter 464, and upon successful completion of NCLEX® to be licensed as practical nurses.
The students spend approximately 50% of their nursing educational experience in clinical agencies and clinical simulations/labs and 50% in classroom settings. Various health care agencies are utilized including UFHealth and long-term care/nursing homes/rehabilitation centers. Students should note that clinical educational training could be Monday through Sunday, at varying hours, days, or evenings.
The Practical Nursing Program is a contact hour program and follows the curriculum framework as administered by the state of Florida Department of Education. This program is approved by the Florida Board of Nursing.