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Practical Nursing

Nursing - Practical Nursing

Meeting the needs of the growing healthcare industry.


Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) become educated to provide health services such as taking blood pressure, pulse, respiration, applying dressings, helping patients with bathing and personal hygiene, and administering medications. Training in this program is provided by licensed medical personnel. A vocational certificate is issued upon successfully completing this 1,350-hour program.

Employment Opportunities:

LPNs will be prepared to be employed in a wide array of healthcare professions. They may work in hospitals, nursing homes, doctor’s offices, private homes, health departments, or other settings such as schools and residential care facilities. Training as LPNs provides a foundation to pursue many health-related career paths including a registered nurse.

Career Opportunities:

  • Licensed Practical Nurse

Employment Outlook:

Employment of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses is projected to grow 12% from 2016 to 2026.


The average wage for this career in Florida is $22.46 hourly or $46,710 annually.

Completion Requirements:

The entire program is 1350 hours. Certain Adult Education Centers do not offer all components of the program.  Full completion of the program may be completed at a Technical College. Students can earn a certificate at the completion of the following Occupational Completion Points (OCPs):

OCP APractical Nursing Foundation 1300 Hours
OCP BPractical Nursing Foundation 2
Medical Surgical Nursing 1
Medical Surgical Nursing 2
Comprehensive Nursing and Transitional Skills
300 Hours
300 Hours
300 Hours
150 Hours
Total Hours: 1350

Location & Course’s Schedule: 

Practical Nursing is available at the following school (s):

Lindsey Hopkins Technical CollegeMonday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Miami Lakes Educational Center & Technical CollegeMonday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:10 p.m.
(Occasional Afternoon Classes. For more information contact school.)
Robert Morgan Educational Center & Technical CollegeMonday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Monday - Thursday from 4:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Friday from 3:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
South Dade Technical CollegeMonday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Contact Information at the Location:

Additional information can be provided by student services:

Lindsey Hopkins Technical College
(305) 324-6070
Patricia Estiverne
Luis Sanchez
Jacques Lucien
Rose Jasmin
Ext. 7089
Ext. 7129
Ext. 7039
Miami Lakes Educational Center & Technical College
(305) 557-1100
Danielle Taylor
Jackie Benjamin
Vanessa Torres
Elizabeth Forero
Ext. 2230
Ext. 2215
Ext. 2250
Ext. 2216
Robert Morgan Educational Center & Technical College
(305) 253-9920
Mirtha Silverang
Maria Ruiz
Kathy Pearson
Irene Montoto
Ext. 2145
Ext. 2147
Ext. 2159
Ext. 2150
South Dade Technical College
(305) 248-5723
Oscar de LeonExt. 2111



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