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Practical Nursing—Technical Certificate

Practical nurses, or LPNs, perform a broad range of duties in diverse health care settings, including caring for newborns, the aged, the home bound or the mentally ill. Under the supervision of a physician or registered nurse they prepare patients for examination, administer prescriptions, check patients’ vital signs and perform routine laboratory tests. They may handle clerical duties although their key responsibility is ensuring the comfort and welfare of their patients.

LPNs should possess an empathetic disposition and a willingness to help others. The most effective nurses are highly organized and efficient individuals with a strong knowledge of health sciences.

Purpose

The purpose of this program is to prepare individuals to provide nursing care to clients in hospitals and other comparable health agencies. This program is approved by the Florida State Board of Nursing. 

Length

This program can be completed in one year.

Location

This program is offered on the North Campus in Brooksville, Porter Campus at Wiregrass Ranch in Wesley Chapel and West Campus in New Port Richey. Clinical sites are located throughout Pasco, Hernando, Hillsborough and Pinellas counties. Students are required to travel to any assigned clinical sites.

Format

Courses and clinical components are part of the curriculum.