Practical Nursing (PN)
The Daytime Program is offered at the Arthur Ashe, Jr. Campus
1701 NW 23rd Ave., Ft. Lauderdale, 33311
August, November, February, April & July
1350 hours (approximately 12 months – full time)
Traditional – 100% classroom based
Days & Times – Arthur Ashe, Jr. Campus:
Monday – Friday
Term 1: 8/18/21 7:00 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Term 2: 11/2/21 7:00 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Term 3: 2/4/22 7:00 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Term 4: 4/27/22 7:00 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Term 5: 7/13/22 7:00 a.m. – 1:45 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.
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.
Additional Skills Covered:
- Administering Medications
- Anatomy & Physiology
- Aseptic Technique & Infection Control Procedures
- Biological, Psycho-social & Social Support
- Bloodborne Diseases HIV/AIDS, HBV
- Care of the Geriatric & Medical/Surgical Patient
- Communication & Interpersonal Skills
- Computer Literacy
- CPR/ Response to Emergency Situations
- Employability Skills
- HIPAA, Legal & Ethical Responsibilities
- Human Growth & Development
- Knowledge of the Health Care Delivery System
- Maternal/Newborn Care/Pediatrics
- Nursing Care in the Community
- Organizational Skills
- Personal Patient Care
- Principles of Nutrition
- Safety and Security Procedures
Industry Certification & State Credential Exams:
A certificate is issued at the successful completion of the program in accordance with state guidelines. Graduates are eligible 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 Standing:
Upon completion of the program and meeting eligibility requirements, including the attainment of an aligned industry certification, students may be awarded credits toward an Associate Degree by Broward College or the Florida College System. Students must enroll within two (2) years of completing the program at Atlantic Technical College. Additional college credit may be awarded with the attainment of additional industry certifications..
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 at minimum, a standard high school diploma, state awarded high school diploma, or high school equivalency. College degrees must be from an accredited college or university.
- Must take the TABE (Tests of Adult Basic Education) or qualify for the Basic Skills exemption
- Achieve minimum levels on the TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) or HESI 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 [email protected]
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 [email protected] or by phone at 754.322.2818.
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This program is accredited by:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Rd. NE, Suite 1400
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Job Outlook in the South Florida Tri-County Area:
According to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, the current South Florida Tri-County entry annual salary range for Practical Nursing positions is approximately $22,200 – $40,100. Actual wages may vary according to education, certifications, and experience.
Practical Nursing Achievement Data:
ATC Completion Rate 2016-17 78%
ATC NCLEX Pass Rate 2020 77%
BCPS NCLEX Pass Rate 2020 80%
ATC Placement Rate 2020 78%