Application Cycles

August 2022 Admission

No new applications will be accepted for August 2022.

January 2022 applicants who have a question about their status should send an email with the subject “2022 PN Spring Applicant” to admissions@phsc.edu.

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.

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.