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Practical Nursing (PN) Program

Diploma in Practical Nursing (PN) Program Details

Become a Practical Nurse in less than 15 months.

FVI School of Nursing and Technology?s Practical Nursing certificate program prepares the student to provide safe and effective care of the client across their lifespan.?Graduates of our Practical Nurse program in Miami or Miramar are eligible to sit for the Florida State License NCLEX-PN Exam. This allows students to begin their nursing careers quickly as Practical Nurses (PN). The Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) program curriculum has been designed to meet the Florida Board of Nursing requirements.

Start your nursing journey at FVI School of Nursing and Technology ? Contact us today to book a nursing career planning session. We?d love to discuss with you our practical nurse programs in Miami and Miramar. Learn more about our nursing school in Florida and its guiding mission. There is no waiting list, enroll today!

The Diploma in Practical Nursing program is offered at both our South Florida campuses: FVI School of Nursing Miami and FVI School of Nursing Miramar.


The Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program was designed to progressively develop student knowledge, skills, and competencies as they advance through the degree plan. RN courses and general education courses have been developed to build on previous experiences and allow students to apply knowledge, skills, and competencies progressively and cumulatively.

For more information on our practical nursing programs in Miami and Miramar, please refer to our School Catalog 

Clinical Experience

The curriculum includes classroom, lab simulation, and hands-on clinical training. Clinical experience is provided through direct care and interaction with patients in a clinical setting. Students are taught nursing skills and clinical judgment in a controlled environment using high fidelity mannequins. Students build confidence by practicing routine procedures in the skills lab and simulating crisis situations in the simulation center.

NCLEX-RN Preparation

Our Diploma in Practical Nursing program curriculum was specifically developed to prepare our students for the NCLEX-PN and the NCLEX review courses start at the beginning of the Practical Nursing program. A regular schedule of clinical judgment exercises and video tutorials, test student?s knowledge at every milestone within the program. When our students have completed the program and are ready to take the actual NCLEX-PN exam, it will feel like second nature, giving nursing graduates the best chance of passing on their first attempt!

Licensed Practical Nurse Job Outlook

young nurse writing on a chart

Nurses are the unsung heroes in the healthcare field, providing and coordinating patient care, educating patients and the public on various health conditions, and providing advice and emotional support to patients and their families. Those who graduate from our practical nursing certificate programs will be more than ready to play that role.

As the baby-boomer population ages, the overall need for healthcare services is expected to increase. LPNs and LVNs will be needed in residential care facilities and in-home health environments to care for older patients.

The largest employers for nurses will be hospitals, nursing/residential care facilities, physician offices, and Home Health Services, government and educational services at the state, local and private level. Our LPN program will help prepare you for any healthcare environment. Contact us today to learn more about our Diploma in Practical Nursing (PN) Program.

*Note: salary will vary by state
Source: BLS.Gov