It is the mission of this program to prepare students for a successful career as a practical nurse. Students give nursing care in local hospitals, geriatric facilities, home health care, hospice, doctors’ offices and clinics.
Course completion skills include personal; family and community health; structure and function of the human body; nutrition; human growth and development; nursing needs of the patient; fundamentals of nursing; geriatric nursing; medical/surgical nursing; pharmacology/administering medication; maternal and neonatal nursing; pediatric nursing and comprehensive nursing.
Practical Nursing Orientation for the July 2017 class will be held in May 2017. Students will be sent the date in their acceptance letter.
Practical Nursing Information Session
Applications for the July 2017 Practical Nurse Program will be available in late January 2017. An orientation will be held in early February. Application documents will be available in the Student Services Office. Complete applications with all required documentation will be due in Mid-March (exact dates will be available in January).
Interviews will take place in late March, early April.
Only 24 student scan be accepted into the program. The selection process is based on the applicant’s score, prior education and/or medical employment.
The following criteria must be met before applications will be accepted for consideration:
Complete and submit a TTI application and application fee ($15.00) to the TTI Student Services Office.
Schedule and take the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) Level Afull battery test by April 30, 2015 (unless exempt). Note: Students must achieve TABE scores of 11.0 grade level in Reading, Math and Language on the full battery test – Level A, version 9 or 10 prior to program completion.
Schedule and take the ATI-TEAS (ASSESSMENT TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE – TEST OF ESSENTIAL ACADEMIC SKILLS) All applicants must take the ATI-TEAS Nursing Entrance Exam. ATI-TEAS scores are valid for two (2) years: however only the most recent scores will be considered for admission. There is an approximate $66.00 fee for this exam. Once accepted, students will be required to take the ATI Standardized NCLEX-PN Teasing Preparation Exam. The current desired proficiency level for the Practical Nursing Program is 58.7. The TEAS V is designed to provide assessment data regarding a student’s overall academic preparedness for nursing related content.
Provide three references:
2 professional: employer, teacher, counselor, etc.
1 personal: non-family member
Pass a drug screening, at the student’s expense. Students with positive drug results will not be admitted. Random drug screenings will take place during enrollment and students with positive results will not be allowed to continue in the program.
Pass a level II Criminal Background Screening, at the student’s expense. Clinicals and licensure require clear backgrounds.
Be at least 18 years of age.
Have earned a standard high school diploma or high school diploma through the GED® Diplomas will not be accepted from non-accredited sources.
Complete and return all required components of the Practical Nursing application prior to the deadline to the Student Services Director.
Program Completion Requirements:
Students must pass all required coursework and maintain an 80% average in each major unit, maintain an 85% average in the clinical rotation and be absent no more than 30 hours per semester in the scheduled 1350 hours of the program. Additionally, the student must have satisfied all financial obligations before he/she is eligible to receive a certificate of completion.
Florida Board of Nursing – Licensed Practical Nursing Exam