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Practical Nursing - 50320

1350 hours

(Selective Admission)

This program prepares the student for a career as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Advanced Placement is an option for Florida Certified Nursing Assistants. The Florida Board of Nursing requires criminal checks on all applicants for licensure and any nursing licensure applicant who has an arrest record to present those records. The Florida Board of Nursing is the state agency authorized to issue nursing licenses.

The requirements for licensure by examination can be found in Section 464.008, F.S., and include:

  • Graduation from a Florida approved or accredited nursing education program as defined in Section 464.003, F.S.
  • Graduation from an Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited nursing program that has been issued an NCLEX code by NCSBN.
  • Graduation from a nursing education program that is approved or recognized by the jurisdiction in which it is based and that has been issued an NCLEX code by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN).
  • Graduation from a military nursing education program that has been issued an NCLEX code by NCSBN.

Successful completion of courses in a registered nursing education program that are equivalent to a practical nursing education program – Practical Nurse examination based on practical nursing equivalency (PNEQ). A criminal background search of Florida and national criminal history records is a necessary part of the application process. After three failures of the same level of examination (RN, LPN), regardless of jurisdiction, the applicant must successfully complete a Florida Board of Nursing approved remedial training program. The program includes classroom and clinical components and proof of completion must be submitted at the time of application for the fourth attempt. For more information, please visit

Degree Requirements

Required program:

PRN 0004CPractical Nursing Fundamentals (N)

500 hours

PRN 0373CPractical Nursing Medical Surgical I (N)

350 hours

PRN 0374CPractical Nursing Medical Surgical II (N)

350 hours

PRN 0933CTransition to Graduate Practical Nurse (N)

150 hours