The Practical Nursing program does not require prerequisites.
The program is 1350 hours in length. This program takes approximately 52 weeks (Day) and 70 weeks (Evening). Hours and days of the week may vary; and students’ clinical rotation may vary between days and evening due to availability of clinical sites.
The Practical Nursing Program at North Broward Technical Center, also known as LPN, offers preparation in the knowledge and clinical skills for students to enter the practical nursing field. Our nursing skills lab is equipped with state-of-the-art training technology and other human simulators that provide the advanced preparation necessary for working in a clinical setting.
A certificate is issued at the successful completion of the program in accordance with state guidelines. Graduates are entitled to take the NCLEX-PN licensure examination. The Florida State Board of Nursing will issue a license to those who pass the examination.
What Does a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Do?
Practical nurses work under the supervision of a medical staff as they provide care to patients experiencing common and well-defined health problems. They also work closely with physicians in evaluating patients and administering medications. Practical nurses can work in a variety of healthcare settings including clinics, doctor’s offices, assisted living facilities and home health care agencies.
The Nursing Program has been approved as a training provider to work in partnership with CareerSource Palm Beach County. Training funds are available for those who qualify.
CareerSource of Palm Beach County
Central Career Center
3400 Belvedere Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33406
or Website: http://www.careersourcepbc.com/