Application Cycles

January 2023 Admission

The Practical Nursing (LPN) application cycle for January 2023 spring admission is September 30, 2022 through October 14, 2022.

Incomplete applications and applications received after 4 p.m. on October 14, 2022, will not be considered. The LPN application is available on this web page only during the application window.

The program is scheduled for the Porter Campus at Wiregrass Ranch located in Wesley Chapel; however, the location is subject to change.

Due to the continually evolving situation with COVID-19, admission for this program is tentative depending on the status of COVID-19 and clinical site availability.

Application Checklist

  • PHSC application with a $25 non-refundable fee for new students or a PHSC readmission application for returning PHSC students not enrolled for more than 3 consecutive terms.
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing application.
  • Copy of receipt of payment of the $25 non-refundable limited access application fee payable at college store.
  • Clear, enlarged copy of current driver’s license indicating a physical mailing address (PO Box addresses will not be used for residency preference in the selection process). If a driver’s license, or equivalent, does not prove Pasco or Hernando County residency, it will be processed as a non-resident (out-of-county) application.
  • Copy of current TEAS test scores with Proficient or Higher in the ATI Academic Preparedness Category.  Applicants may only submit ONE valid set of scores taken within the past two years of the application submission.  Scores submitted with the application will be the only ones considered.
  • Official high school transcript with graduation date indicating receipt of a standard high school diploma or an official transcript of GED scores indicating receipt of a high school equivalency diploma, if not already submitted.

Job Outlook

Employment of LPNs is projected to grow 12 percent between 2016 and 2026, faster than the average for all occupations, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Overall job prospects are expected to be very good, but job outlook varies by industry. The best job opportunities will occur in nursing care facilities and home health care services.

Job Potential Earnings

According to the 2018 Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Labor Market Statistics, the starting hourly wage for licensed practical nurses is approximately $16.91. Experienced professionals can earn near $24 per hour.

Special Notice

  • Students entering this program should have basic computer skills.
  • Clinical agencies require the student to submit a negative criminal background check and drug screening.
  • Upon successful completion of this program, the graduate is eligible to apply to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses in accordance with regulations set forth in the Nurse Practice Act, Chapter 464.008 and 464.108. A graduate is also eligible to apply for admission to the Associate Degree in Nursing Program at the ADN-LPN entry point.