Practical Nursing

Workforce Certificate

Practical Nursing

Prescription for success

What does it take to be a health care provider? Among other things, it takes compassion, patience, knowledge and skills. FSCJ offers comprehensive training on campus by medical professionals with hands-on clinical experience in a variety of hospitals and medical centers throughout the area.

From hospitals and physicians’ offices to nursing homes and home care, the Practical Nursing Workforce Certificate (W.C.) will provide you with many career options. You’ll learn basic nursing and clinical skills as well as medical terminology, computer literacy and medication administration. In addition, graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure examination to become a licensed practical nurse.

Student Outcomes

2014-2015 Practical Nursing Program Outcomes

Completion/Graduation Rates: 92%

NCLEX-PN Passage Rates: 80%

Job Placement Rates: 98%

Program Code: 5657

1,350 Clock/Contact hours

Limited Access

School of Health, Education and Human Services
Start Term

Fall, Spring, Summer

May 15, Feb 15, Sept 15
Financial Aid Eligibility

Financial aid is available, if qualified


(904) 713-4545


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Program Fact Sheet
Practical Nursing Application Packet
Alternative ways to earn credit

You may be eligible to receive credit toward this degree through Prior Learning Assessment. Examples include industry certifications, certain PSAV programs, credit by examination, or creating a portfolio of learning experiences. For more information, contact an academic advisor or learn more about Accelerated College.

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Degree Options

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nursing (NCLEX-PN) to become a licensed practical nurse (LPN) according to the Nurse Practice Act.

Upon licensure, individuals may return to the LPN/Paramedic Bridge program.

Career Opportunities

This program prepares students for employment in entry-level positions to provide direct care to clients in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics and various health care settings under the direct supervision of a registered nurse or physician.

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