The Practical Nursing curriculum prepares individuals with the knowledge and skills to provide nursing care to children and adults. Students will participate in assessment, planning, implementing, and evaluating nursing care.
Graduates are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN), which is required for practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Employment opportunities include hospitals, rehabilitation / long term care, home health facilities, clinics, and physicians' offices.
FTCC Practical Nursing Program is a 1 year Diploma Program which offers day classes or evening classes. The program accepts 83 students per year (35 day, 48 evening).
PRACTICAL NURSE JOB REQUIREMENTS (opens in a new window)
ACADEMIC PROGRAM SEQUENCING AND FACT SHEET (opens in a new window)
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Average wages for a Licensed Practical Nurse range between $16.00 - $20.00 per hour.
Admission Requirements include:
- 1 unit of High School Biology, 1 unit of High School Chemistry-all which must have been completed with a grade of "C" or higher, and current competency (course credit or current test scores) in 1 unit of High School Algebra.
- Apply through your FTCC Web Advisor account by January 30th of each year.
- Submit your ACT/SAT scores or complete the Accuplacer exam.
- Attend Information Session when notified you have been selected as a candidate.
COMPETITIVE POINTS FOR APPLICANTS TO PRACTICAL NURSING (opens in a new window)
ESTIMATED PROGRAM COSTS (opens in a new window)
GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT (opens in a new window)