Practical Nursing

Hours & Location

Accelerated Day Program
1350 hours / 49 weeks

Standard Day Program
1350 hours / 56 weeks

Class Schedule

Health Services calendar 2021-22

FCTC Main Campus (St. Augustine)

Cost

Tuition and lab $5,934.48 plus books, uniforms and fees

Testing Requirements

Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems (CASAS)
Reading: 249     Math: 245
and Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) Language: 631
Scores are valid for up to two years

Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)
Academic Coaching test prep offered

High School Diploma or GED required

Test Center

OVERVIEW

Provide vital patient care including medication administration and assisting with medical and surgical procedures

Evaluate patients’ physical and mental well-being as a member of the professional team of nurses and physicians

Review and implement a nursing care plan and properly document procedures

CAREER FOCUS
Prepared for licensure, immediate employment and further education

Student & Alumni Spotlight

Average Salary

$46,710 /year

WHAT YOU'll LEARN

Instruction

Program Overview:

  • Care for medical-surgical, oncology patients
  • Communication skills
  • Geriatric care
  • HIV/AIDS education
  • Human growth & development
  • Legal & ethics responsibilities
  • Mental health concepts
  • Nutrition
  • Pharmacology & administration of medications
  • Rehabilitation basics
  • Unpaid clinical experience
  • Unpaid preceptor rotation
Practical Nursing
OCP Course Number Course Title Course Length Hours
A PRN0098 Practical Nursing Foundations 1 300
B PRN0099 Practical Nursing Foundations 2 300
B PRN0290 Medical Surgical Nursing 1 300
B PRN0291 Medical Surgical Nursing 2 300
B PRN0690 Comprehensive Nursing and Transitional Skills 150

Industry Certifications

  • NCLEX-PN Exam

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • Doctor offices
  • Home health
  • Hospice
  • Hospitals
  • Health Department
  • Nursing Homes
  • Walk-in clinics

OUR NUMBERS

Discover how First Coast Technical College prepares students for the Health Sciences industry.

100%
Completion Rate*
100%
PLACEMENT Rate*
100%
Licensure

Based upon the 2021 Council on Occupational Education Annual Report CPL data is pulled from 2018 – 2019.

Steps to Enroll

Step 1‐ Attend a Program Information Session & Tour

Step 2‐ Apply for Federal Student Aid

Step 3‐ Gather Needed Documents

Step 4‐ Register for Classes

Instructor / Contact

Name: Amber Schulze, RN, BSN, Interim Nursing Program Director
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (904) 547-3475
Fax: (904) 547-3614

Name: Jonelle Ritchie, RN, Nursing Department Chair
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 
(904) 547-3475
Fax: 
(904) 547-3614

Name: Donna Soncrant, Career Program Specialist
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (904) 547-3470
Fax: (904) 547-3614

Are you ready to jumpstart your career?

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