LPN Programs Davie, FL

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) work under the supervision of a registered nurse or physician to care for those with defined medical complications. They work in a variety of settings including hospitals, clinics, doctors’ offices, home health care agencies, and assisted living facilities. LPNs fulfill a number of duties including wound care, taking vital signs, collecting samples, delivering medications, gathering information for registered nurses and physicians, paying attention to the physical and psychological changes in patients, and educating patients and their families.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of LPNs is expected to increase 12% from 2016 to 2026. During that time, there will be a projected growth of 724,500 jobs. The projected growth is tied to the long-term care needs of the senior population and a rise in the need for healthcare services. Due to the type of patients needing care, may of the new LPNs will work with geriatrics in long-term and community care facilities and home health care agencies. There will also be opportunities available in hospitals. LPNs can also use their training and experience to prepare for a role as a registered nurse or another position in healthcare.

McFatter Technical College

The practical nursing program at McFatter Technical College prepares students to make a difference in the lives of others. The curriculum includes a total of 1,350 hours of theory, laboratory, simulation, and clinical experiences. Course topics include foundations of practical nursing, medical-surgical nursing, comprehensive nursing, transitional skills, human growth and development, trends in nursing, pediatric nursing, and nursing care across lifespan. The program’s duration is 12 months. Classes meet Monday through Thursday from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm. The school admits new students five times a year in the months of August, November, February, April, and July.

Admission criteria:

  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Take and pass the TABE or provide documentation to be eligible for exemption
  • Schedule and take the TEAS or provide documentation for exemption
  • Attend an orientation appointment with a program counselor
  • Complete a physical exam report
  • Provide immunization records
  • Complete drug screening
  • Complete a criminal background check
  • Register for classes during open enrollment

Candidates are accepted on a first come, first served basis. Tuition and registration for Florida residents cost $4,326. Books and supplies cost an additional $1,191.64.

Atlantic Technical College

The Practical Nursing program at Atlantic Technical College prepares students for employment in hospitals and extended care facilities. The curriculum covers 1,350 hours of theory and practical experiences in simulated lab and medical environment. The clinical experiences commence early in the program and are designed to reinforce the concepts covered in the classroom. Students learn anatomy and physiology, administering medications, aseptic techniques, communication and interpersonal skills, safety and security, personal care, geriatric nursing, medical surgical nursing, infection control procedures, blood borne diseases such as HIV/AIDS and HBV, CPR, human growth and development, principles of nutrition, the health care delivery system, wellness and disease, maternal and newborn care, pediatric nursing, and organizational skills. Graduates of the program will receive a certificate of completion and will be eligible to take the NCLEX-PN licensure exam. The will also be eligible for transfer of credits to an AS or BSN program. The admission process can take up to three weeks – so start the process early.

Admission criteria:

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • Take and pass the TABE or qualify for Basic Skills exemption
  • Achieve minimum scores on the TEAS/HESI test
  • Attend a practical nursing orientation
  • Obtain criminal background clearance
  • Complete a satisfactory drug screen
  • Complete the immunization and physical exam requirements

Tuition for the ACEN accredited program is $4,197. Books and supplies cost $1,413.

Sheridan Technical College

The blended practical nursing program at Sheridan Technical College is approved by the Florida State Board of Nursing. The curriculum includes classroom theory and clinical instruction in acute and long-term care settings. Course topics include medical, surgical, maternal, pediatric, obstetric, and geriatric nursing. Other topics include human growth and development, mental health concepts, pharmacology, interpersonal skills, administration of medications, body structure and function, legal aspects of practice, family and community health, and basic life support. The clinical experience begins early in the program and serves to reinforce the concepts learned in the classroom. Classes meet Monday through Thursday from 7:15 am to 3:30 pm for 12 months. The program admits new students in August, November, February, and April.

Admission criteria:

  • Attend a program-specific orientation
  • Apply for financial assistance
  • Take and pass the TABE
  • Meet with a program counselor to finalize the admission process
  • Register for classes
  • Complete an FLDE background screening clearance
  • Complete physical and immunization
  • Secure Health/Accident insurance
  • Complete drug screening clearance

Admission is based on a first come, first served basis. The approximate cost of attendance for Florida residents is $5,865.

Cambridge College of Healthcare and Technology

Cambridge prepares adults for a career as a practical nurse. Students acquire the knowledge and clinical skills to pass the NCLEX-PN and become a Licensed Practical Nurse. Cambridge offers qualified instructors, hands-on experiences in clinical facilities, and NCLEX exam prep. The program covers 1350 clock hours of theory and practical instruction. Course topics include health care core, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, legal aspects of practice, human growth and development, nutrition, pharmacology and medication administration, vocational role and function, mental health concepts, community health concepts, geriatric nursing, surgical nursing, medical nursing, obstetric nursing, pediatric nursing, and basic life support.

Admission criteria:

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • Take and pass the TABE or qualify for Basic Skills exemption
  • Achieve minimum scores on the TEAS/HESI test
  • Attend a practical nursing orientation
  • Obtain criminal background clearance
  • Complete a satisfactory drug screen
  • Complete the immunization and physical exam requirements

Tuition for the 85-week program costs $22,500.

North Broward Technical Center

The Practical Nursing program at North Broward Technical Center covers 1350 hours in 52 weeks. An evening schedule is also available and may be completed in 70 weeks. Class time vary depending on the availability of the clinical site. Students receive the knowledge and skills to function as a licensed practical nurses in acute and long-term care facilities. Apart from classroom lectures, students will develop clinical skills in the school’s modern simulation lab and by supervised practice in a real-world setting. Graduates are eligible to take the NCLEX-PN for licensure as a practical nurse.

Admission criteria:

  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Be 18 years or older at the time of application
  • Speak with an academic advisor
  • Take the admissions assessment test and obtain an overall score of 75% or higher
  • Submit two references
  • Submit a 300-word essay
  • Submit a physical exam report signed by a physician
  • Provide a current PPD
  • Complete a criminal background check and drug screen

Day and evening schedules are available.

Ruby’s Academy for Health Occupations

The Licensed Practical Nurse program at Ruby’s Academic for Health Occupations prepares students to care for sick, disabled or injured patients in a variety of healthcare facilities. The curriculum includes classroom theory and clinical experience and covers 1350 contact hours in 12 months. Course topics include and are not limited to medical surgical nursing, geriatric nursing, pediatric nursing, obstetric nursing, and maternal-child nursing. Day and evening schedules are available. Classes meet Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm or from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm for evening classes.

Admission criteria:

  • Be 18 years or older
  • Submit a completed PN application
  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Take the TABE and achieve the minimum score
  • Provide copies of certificates for all health-related courses
  • Submit official transcripts of all college degree.

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