Job Outlook in the Ft. Lauderdale area:
- Demand for Healthcare Support Workers is expected to grow about 5%* between 2015 and 2023
* Bureau of Labor Statistics
**The FL Dept. of Economic Opportunity
Practical Nursing (LPN)
The Daytime Program is offered at the Arthur Ashe, Jr. Campus
1701 NW 23rd Ave., Ft. Lauderdale, 33311
The Evening Program is offered at the Main Campus
4700 Coconut Creek Parkway, Coconut Creek, 33063
1350 hours/approx. 12 months – full time
Arthur Ashe, Jr. Campus:
M – F (Block 1) 7:00 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.
M – F (Block 2) 7:00 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.
M – F (Block 3) 7:00 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Atlantic Technical College – Main Campus
M – Th 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Standard High School or State Awarded High School Diploma is required prior to entry.
The Practical Nursing program prepares a person to participate in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of nursing care in hospitals and extended care facilities. Students are introduced to the clinical area early in the program. Theory and clinical procedures are integrated to reinforce learning.
Additional Skills Covered:
- Administering Medications
- Anatomy & Physiology
- Aseptic Technique & Infection Control Procedures
- Biological, Psychosocial & Social Support
- Blood Borne Diseases HIV/AIDS, HBV
- Care of the Geriatric & Medical/Surgical Patient
- Communication & Interpersonal Skills
- Computer Literacy
- CPR/ Response to Emergency Situations
- Employability Skills
- HIPPA, Legal & Ethical Responsibilities
- Human Growth & Development
- Knowledge of the Health Care Delivery System
- Maternal/Newborn Care/Pediatrics
- Organizational Skills
- Personal Patient Care
- Principles of Nutrition
- Safety and Security Procedures
- Wellness & Disease Concepts
Industry Certification & State Credential Exams:
A certificate is issued at the successful completion of the program in accordance with state guidelines. Graduates are entitled to take the NCLEX-PN licensure examination. The Florida State Board of Nursing will issue a license to those who pass the examination.
The Florida State Board of Nursing will issue a license to those who pass the examination. Successful completion of the Practical Nursing course may be used toward an AS or BS Degree.
College Credit Transfer Opportunity and / or Advanced Credit:
Upon completion of the program and meeting eligibility requirements, including the attainment of an aligned industry credential, students may be awarded up to 13 credits toward an Associates Degree by Broward College or up to 10 credits by the Florida College System. Additional college credit may be awarded with the attainment of additional industry credentials.
IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING REGISTRATION: COMPLETION OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR ENTRY INTO THE PRACTICAL NURSING PROGRAM MAY TAKE A MINIMUM OF THREE WEEKS. PLEASE ALLOW SUFFICIENT TIME PRIOR TO THE REGISTRATION PERIOD TO COMPLETE ALL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS.
- Must have standard high school diploma, state awarded high school diploma, or high school equivalency
- Must take the TABE (Tests of Adult Basic Education) or qualify for the the Basic Skills exemption
- Interview with Program Counselor/Department Head
- Achieve minimum levels on the TEAS/HESI (Test of Essential Academic Skills) PRIOR TO REGISTRATION.
- Attend a PN specific orientation for additional details for entry into the program.
- Clearance on FDLE Level II background check
- Negative drug test results
- Immunizations and physical
For information specific to Practical Nursing, please e-mail the counselor at Dana.Allen@browardschools.com.
Students enrolling in any Health Science Education program must undergo a Level II criminal background check and drug screening, per The Joint Commission. Students who do not have a valid social security number may encounter difficulty with certain state licensing agencies and registries. Contact the program counselor for specific information. Students with questions or concerns should contact Dana Allen, the Practical Nursing Counselor by e-mail at Dana.Allen@browardschools.com or by phone at 754.322.2818.
For more information about the Practical Nursing/LPN Training program, contact us today!
This program is accredited by:
ACEN – Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.
3343 Peachtree Rd. NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30302
P: 800.669.1656 ext.153
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Step 1⇒ Attend a Program Orientation
Step 2 ⇒ Take the Tests of Adult Basic Education or meet exemption criteria
- See your counselor/advisor for details on test exemption criteria.
- Accommodations for testing are available to qualified individuals.
- Visit the Office of Disability Services for details before testing.
Step 3 ⇒ Take the TEAS exam or provide passing HESI scores
Step 4 ⇒ Meet with your counselor/advisor
- Receive test results
- Discuss technical or academic program placement
- Special needs
- Financial aid
- Registration procedures
Step 5 ⇒ Registration and Enrollment