Practical Nursing (PN) Program
Become a Practical Nurse in less than 15 months
FVI School of Nursing and Technology’s Diploma in Practical Nursing program prepares the student to provide safe and effective care of the client across their lifespan. The Practical Nursing graduate is 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 Diploma in Practical Nursing curriculum has been designed to meet the Florida Board of Nursing requirements.
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 in a progressive and cumulative fashion.
The curriculum includes classroom, lab simulation and hands-on clinical training. Clinical experience is provided through direct care and interaction with patients in clinical setting. Students are taught nursing skills and clinical judgement 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.
Our Diploma in Practical Nursing program curriculum was specifically developed to prepare our students for the NCLEX-PN and the exam prep starts at the beginning of the 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
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 family.
As the baby-boom 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.