Program Code: 7303
Academic Chair Rita Revak-Lutz
Associate Director *JoHanna Sunkett-McBride
Faculty L. Frank and *D. Paul
* Nursing Facilitator
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, day or evening.
The Practical Nursing Program is a contact hour program and is in compliance with the curriculum framework as administered by the state of Florida Department of Education. This program is approved by the Florida Board of Nursing.