Practical Nursing

  •  Practical Nursing

    Length 1,350 Hours
    Admissions
    Contacts
    Clearwater campus - Merritt Scott - scottme@pcsb.org
    St. Petersburg campus - Arilee Still - stilla@pcsb.org
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    Program Costs Traditional and Hybrid
     

    Mission:  Our mission is to educate and empower competent nursing students with the ability and opportunity that will enhance holistic quality health care to people of all cultures in various health care settings to support the Florida State Board of Nursing approved program.  The purpose of this program is to prepare students for employment as Licensed Practical Nurses. 

    Program H170607 consists of a planned sequence of courses.

    Practical Nursing Foundations 1 – Course PRN0098 (300 hours) – Instruction covers basic health care for the patient and safety procedures, communications, computer literacy, legal and ethical responsibilities, infection control, geriatric nursing, patient rehabilitative activities, nutrition and body structure and function. Includes simulation, laboratory and clinical settings.

    Practical Nursing Foundations 2 – Course PRN0099 (300 hours) - Instruction includes human growth and development, pharmacology, biological-psychological-social support, responsibilities for healthy lifestyle/maintenance, family wellness and community health awareness. Includes simulation, laboratory and clinical settings.

    Medical/Surgical Nursing 1 – Course PRN0290 (300 hours) – Content includes theoretical instruction and simulation, laboratory and clinical settings in medical and surgical areas of Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Lymphatic, Musculoskeletal, Endocrine and Integumentary disease/disorder (including diagnostic tests, medications, nutritional needs, and psychological distress).

    Medical/Surgical Nursing 2 – Course PRN0291 (300 hours) - Content includes theoretical instruction and simulation, laboratory and clinical settings in medical and surgical areas of Gastrointestinal, Neurological, Urinary, Reproductive and Oncologic disease/disorder (including diagnostic tests, medications, nutritional needs, and psychological distress).

    Comprehensive Nursing – Course PRN0690 (150 hours) - Content includes theoretical instruction and simulation, laboratory and clinical settings in maternal/newborn care, knowledge of SIDS/SUIDS, pediatric care, transitional and employability skills.

    Special Admission Requirements: A high school diploma or GED is required to enter the program. Applicants are required to take and pass the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS). Specific health occupations admission guidelines (immunizations, drug screening, background check, etc.) are available in Student Services.  

    Upcoming Classes:

    Clearwater Campus:
    St. Petersburg Campus:
    •  August 16, 2017 - Application packet - Hybrid (Health Screening Form Included) admissions seminar - Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 5:30pm in the Media Center
    • September 11, 2017 - Application packet - Traditional (Health Screening Form included): admissions seminar - Wednesday June 7, 2017 at 5:30pm in the Media Center.

    Upcoming Admissions Information (click on the following documents to view/print):

    Distance Education: Pinellas Technical College offers the Practical Nursing program in an online (hybrid) format. The online program is exactly like the traditional on-site program with two exceptions: (1) The majority of the 675-hour academic theory part of the program is delivered via computer (with a few scheduled campus-based activities) as opposed to having face-to-face classroom instruction and, (2) The remaining 675 clinical hours are scheduled as much as possible on week-ends and evenings at various locations in our immediate and surrounding counties. The clinical and lab hours are spread throughout the 15 month program with the majority occurring in the second half of the program. The Pinellas Technical College Practical Nursing program is unable to accommodate students who want to complete hours at clinical sites other than those approved for use locally. For additional information go to the 'Online Programs and Courses' page.

    Articulation Agreement(s):

    • Statewide Registered Nursing, A.A.S./A.S. Degree
    • St. Petersburg College Nursing R.N., A.S. Degree
    • Pinellas County Schools Centers for Wellness and Medical Professions

    This program is approved by the Florida State Board of Nursing

    Industry Certifications:  Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
    Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

    Program Awards: 
    Top Ranked LPN  

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    Minimum Satisfactory Academic Progress Requirement:  85%

    Minimum Attendance Requirement:  94%

    Basic Skills Entrance/Exit Requirements:  Student's competency in reading, math, and language is pre-assessed using the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE).  Required basic skills grade levels are: Reading-11, Math-11, and Language-11.

     

     

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