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About Our Practical Nursing Program

We pride ourselves on empowering individuals to embark on a fulfilling journey in healthcare through our comprehensive Practical Nursing program. Designed to prepare students for active participation in the planning, implementing, and evaluating nursing care across diverse healthcare settings, our program offers a transformative experience. With a curriculum that integrates theory and hands-on clinical procedures, early exposure to the clinical environment ensures a robust foundation for success.

Program Overview

At South Florida Healthcare Institute, we believe in a hands-on approach to learning. Our Practical Nursing program introduces students to the clinical environment early in the curriculum. The integration of theory and clinical procedures enhances the learning experience, providing a well-rounded education. The program encompasses classroom theory, practical laboratory experiences, and supervised clinical training, ensuring students develop the necessary skills and knowledge.

Accreditation and Licensure

Upon successful completion of the program, students receive a diploma in accordance with the standards set by the Florida Department of Education. Graduates are eligible to take the NCLEX-PN licensure examination, and upon passing, the Florida Board of Nursing will issue a license.

Our Practical Nursing program is approved by the Florida Board of Nursing, and the curriculum is accredited by the Florida Department of Education. This accreditation ensures that our program meets the highest educational standards, providing students with a solid foundation for their nursing careers.

Admission Requirements:
We welcome individuals who are 18 years of age or older, possess a high school diploma or GED, and are ready to meet the challenges of a nursing career. The admission process includes a meeting with our Nursing Program Director, completing a Practical Nursing Application Packet, passing the HESI Entrance Exam with a 70% score, clearance on FDLE Level II Background Check, negative drug test results, and compliance with immunization and physical exam requirements.
Program Details:
Program Length: 1350 Hours (10 months full-time, 12 months part-time)
Delivery Method: Traditional – 100% classroom based
Days & Times:
Full-time: Monday – Wednesday | 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Part-time: Monday – Thursday | 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Additional Skills Covered:
Our program goes beyond the basics, equipping students with various skills, including administering medications, understanding anatomy and physiology, practicing aseptic technique and infection control procedures, providing care to diverse patient populations, and more. From CPR and response to emergency situations to legal and ethical responsibilities, our curriculum is designed to prepare students for the dynamic healthcare landscape.

Set on a transformative journey toward a fulfilling career in healthcare with our Practical Nursing Program at the South Florida Healthcare Institute. We believe in nurturing not just nursing skills but compassionate hearts, preparing you to make a meaningful impact on the lives of others. Join us in shaping the future of healthcare excellence.