Practical Nurse

Course ID
PN100
Program
Diploma
Instructors
Ms. Jennings
Credits
55
Clock Hours
1350
Languages
English

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Program Description

In our practical nursing program, you’ll gain real-world skills in a supportive environment from experienced nurse faculty in a small class sizes. Preparation for your NCLEX-PN exam is built into your course work so you can start changing patients’ lives as soon as possible.

This practical nursing program is designed to prepare you to provide nursing care to clients in nursing homes and other comparable health agencies as Practical Nurses and is accredited by ABHES and approved by the Florida State Board of Nursing.

Upon satisfactory completion of the prescribed course school work, a graduate is eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses in accordance with regulations set forth in the Nurse Practice Act, Chapter 464.008 and 464.108.

With a No Waiting List and No Pre-Nursing Course requirements, you could be on your way to a career as a Practical Nurse in as few as 14 months with a Practical Nurse diploma.

Request more information now and experience a program and course that can help you achieve your goals.

  • Course plan customized to meets the needs of the busy adult
  • Day and evening classes
  • Support and financial aid planning
  • No obligation information!
Did you know?

Employment of LPNs is expected to grow by 21 percent between 2008 and 2018, much faster than the average for all occupations, in response to the long-term care needs of an increasing elderly population and the general increase in demand for health care services.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, www.bls.gov

Program Objectives

Practical Nursing course is a diploma bearing program that coordinates academic study with clinical experience. This field is an opportunity to work under the direction of registered nurses or licensed physicians where you will learn to administering medications, tending to wounds, monitoring vital signs and assisting patients with daily activities. Through career-focused curriculum and practical, hands-on opportunities in this program, you can prepare for a successful career as a practical nurse. Our program is designed to help you gain relevant nursing skills employers seek, including:

    • Be prepared to contribute to the health industry and the hands-on health and comfort of clients.

 

    • Study through supervised instruction by professionals and leaders and learn by practical experience.

 

    • Learn by guided training in medical terminology, body structure, legal/ethical aspects, pharmacology, medication, medical surgical nursing, and much more.

 

    • Starting your career as an LPN is a great way to become a registered nurse.

 

    • If you want a career that offers the satisfaction of helping people, the ability to earn a good living and a work environment that is positive and exciting then look no more.

 

  • Be prepared with the tools you’ll need to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses.

Program Course List

ID Course Name Unit Credit Clock Hours
HC0031 Fundamentals of Allied Health Occupations 5.0 90.0
HC5301 Medical Terminology 4.0 65.0
HM4401 Fundamentals of Body Structures and Functions 3.0 45.0
HM4421 Fundamentals of Disease Process 4.0 60.0
HP1001C Nursing Assistant Practical 1.0 45.0
HC6411 Legal & Ethical Aspects in Health Care 2.0 30.0
SS3411 Essentials of Health Career Success 3.0 45.0
PN0011 Fundamentals of Nursing I 3.5 90.0
PN4501 Pharmacology for Practical Nurses 4.0 60.0
PN0301 Medication Administration/Pharmacology 1.5 30.0
PN2041 Medical Surgical Nursing I 4.0 60.0
PN2041C Medical Surgical Nursing I 3.5 180.0
PN5001 Gerontological Nursing 3.0 105.0
PN1201 Maternal-Child Nursing 3.0 60.0
PN1201C Maternal Child Nursing 3.0 150.0
PN2051 Medical Surgical Nursing II 4.0 60.0
PN2051C Medical Surgical Nursing II Clinical 3.5 180.0

Program Completion – 1350 hours
29% Complete (success)

Our Grads Achieve Career Success

Graduates and staff from the American Health Institute are working with leading employers and associations, including:

All Women’s Midwifery and Health Care
Brooksville Health Care
Cancer Care Center of Florida
Davita Dialysis
Excel Medical Imaging
Good Samaritan Health Clinic of Pasco
Hernando County Health Department

Holiday Heart and Vascular
Pasco Regional Medical Center
Peninsula Care and Rehab
Spring Hill Regional Hospital
Southern Pines Healthcare Center
West Coast Medical

* Learn more for important gainful employment disclosures regarding the information shown above.

Additional Program Information

A grade of “Pass” in the clinical/lab portion must be earned in order to receive a diploma. A grade-point of not less than 3.0 or “B” must be achieved to receive a diploma. Only those courses that are part of the program are included in computing the program GPA for programs.

Candidates must pass an entrance exam prior to enrolling in the program. A completed physical examination report, background check, drug screening test and professional liability insurance are required for this course.

Median annual wages of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses were $39,030 in May 2008. The middle 50 percent earned between $33,360 and $46,710. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $28,260, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $53,580.

Median annual wages in the industries employing the largest numbers of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in May 2008 were: Employment services $44,690 Nursing care facilities 40,580 Home health care services 39,510 General medical and surgical hospitals 38,080 Offices of physicians 35,020. Source

The profile of this job description can be found at http://online.onetcenter.org/crosswalk/ using codes SOC 29-2061, CIP 51.3901.

Note: Student attempting to be admitted to the Practical Nurse Program must pass the Level II background check or clearance from the Florida Board of Nursing.

Cost and Length of Program Attendance
Length of Instruction Program Tuition
.. 57 weeks $26,562.00

Gainful Employment

The Higher Education Act of 1965 requires proprietary and vocational colleges to provide an eligible program of training to prepare students for Gainful Employment. Below you will find information for related occupations listed for Practical Nurse (PN). The web link will provide information for tasks, knowledge, skills, abilities, work activities, work context, job zone, education, interests, work styles, work values, related occupations, wages and employment trends, other sources and additional information. Also included is the on-time graduation rate, tuition, fees, room and board, books and supplies, job placement, and median loan debt incurred.

CIP CODE: 51.3901
SOC CODE: 29-2061.00

Tuition $26,562.00
Registration Fee $20.00
Room and Board $13,793.00
Median Loan Debt $9,402.00
Institutional Financing Plans ** N/A
On-Time Graduation Rate 83%
Placement Rate 75%


* No Institutional Financing Plans to report.
** The following programs had no graduates or program was not offered during the reporting period or did not have enough graduates for this program to report based on GE requirements.

Student attempting to be admitted to the Practical Nurse Program must pass the Level II background check or clearance from the Florida Board of Nursing.

Practical Nurse with Patient

Request more information now and experience a program that can help you achieve your goals.

  • Course plan customized to meets the needs of the busy adult
  • Day and evening classes
  • Support and financial aid planning
  • No obligation information!

 

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