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.
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.
- Licensed Practical Nurse
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.
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 A||Practical Nursing Foundation 1||300 Hours|
|OCP B||Practical Nursing Foundation 2|
Medical Surgical Nursing 1
Medical Surgical Nursing 2
Comprehensive Nursing and Transitional Skills
|Total Hours: 1350|
Location & Course’s Schedule:
Practical Nursing is available at the following school (s):
|Lindsey Hopkins Technical College||Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.|
Monday - Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 10:15 p.m.
|Miami Lakes Educational Center & Technical College||Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:10 p.m.|
(Occasional Afternoon Classes. For more information contact school.)
|Robert Morgan Educational Center & Technical College||Monday - 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 College||Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.|
Contact Information at the Location:
Additional information can be provided by student services:
|LOCATION||COUNSELOR / REGISTRAR||PHONE NUMBER|
|Lindsey Hopkins Technical College|
|Miami Lakes Educational Center & Technical College|
|Robert Morgan Educational Center & Technical College|
|South Dade Technical College|
|Oscar de Leon||Ext. 2111|
- Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/licensed-practical-and-licensed-vocational-nurses.htm.