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Practical Nursing CCP

Practical Nursing Overview (5234) Limited Access

Type of Award

CCP - Career Certificate Program

Program Website

https://www.palmbeachstate.edu/career-pathways/pathway-health/default.aspx

Program Description

This CCP program prepares graduates for employment as licensed practical nurses. The program includes but is not limited to theoretical instruction and clinical experience in: medical-surgical nursing, pharmacology and medication administration, geriatric and long term care nursing, and obstetrical and pediatric nursing.

Graduates are eligible to take the NCLEX-PN state board examination to become licensed practical nurses.

Clinical experiences are included as an integral part of this program.

Program Accreditation

This program is approved by the Florida Board of Nursing.

Program Learning Outcomes

For detailed information, visit www.palmbeachstate.edu/learningoutcomes/Program-Learning-Outcomes

General Admission Requirements to the College

  • Complete an Application for Admission, located at www.palmbeachstate.edu/admissions/Admissions-Applications
  • Submit an official high school or GED transcript and official college/university transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Admission Procedures section of the college catalog for more information regarding transcripts.

Admission Requirements for Practical Nursing

In addition to the above General Admission requirements, student must meet the following eligibility criteria to be considered for selection to the program. (Meeting admission criteria does not guarantee acceptance into the program).

Completion Requirements

Successfully complete all of the courses and achieve the required test scores in the program. Achieve an 11th grade level or higher in math, reading and language on the TABE or qualify for TABE exemption.

Program Length

1,350 Clock Hours

Full-time program: approximately 12 months

Location

The Practical Nursing program is offered as a full-time day program (Monday - Thursday) at the Lake Worth campus. Times vary for theory and clinical.

For More Information

Nursing Program Specialist, Rhonda Boles, bolesr@palmbeachstate.edu, (561) 868-3412

 

Nursing Director, Dr. Deborah Copeland, copeland@palmbeachstate.edu, (561) 868-3412

 

Palm Beach State College Advising Office (561) 868-3602

Employment Opportunities

The Licensed Practical Nurse is qualified for employment in hospitals, long-term care facilities, rehabilitation medical offices or clinics and as a private care provider.

Career Path Notes

An LPN is eligible for 11 credits towards the A.S. degree in Nursing.

Career Center

www.palmbeachstate.edu/Career

For more information about employment opportunities including job outlook and salary information visit: Occupational Outlook Handbook: www.bls.gov/ooh

O-Net Online: www.onetonline.org

Required courses:

Required Courses (Clock Hours: 1,350)

Group A

PRN0098Concepts of Fundamentals of Practical Nursing 1 (CCP)

300 Clock Hours

Group B

PRN0099Concepts of Fundamentals of Practical Nursing 2 (CCP)

300 Clock Hours

PRN0290Concepts of Practical Nursing 1 (CCP)

300 Clock Hours

PRN0291Concepts of Practical Nursing 2 (CCP)

300 Clock Hours

PRN0690Transitions into Practical Nursing (CCP)

150 Clock Hours

 

Total Credit Hours: 1350

Course Sequence

Term One - Spring (Year One) (Clock Hours: 600)

PRN0098Concepts of Fundamentals of Practical Nursing 1 (CCP)

300 Clock Hours

PRN0099Concepts of Fundamentals of Practical Nursing 2 (CCP)

300 Clock Hours

 

Term Two - Summer (Year One) (Clock Hours: 300)

PRN0290Concepts of Practical Nursing 1 (CCP)

300 Clock Hours

Term Three - Fall (Year One) (Clock Hours: 450)

PRN0291Concepts of Practical Nursing 2 (CCP)

300 Clock Hours

PRN0690Transitions into Practical Nursing (CCP)

150 Clock Hours

Total Credit Hours: 1350