This program is designed to help you qualify to obtain a Licensed Practical Nurse's license in the State of Florida. Upon completion of the program, which consists of 1,350 hours of study, you will be eligible to take the NCLEX-PN (National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses). The first two courses of this program qualify students to take the Certified Nursing Assistant examination. This program is available only at the Gulf/Franklin Campus in Port St. Joe, Florida.
In this program, the practical nurse student learns to give patient care under the supervision of a registered nurse or physician. The student will acquire skills and knowledge necessary to give safe and effective care to patients in a variety of settings.
The Practical Nursing program is a selective admission, limited enrollment program. Admission to Gulf Coast State College does not imply acceptance into the Practical Nursing Program.
For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed this program and other important information, please visit www.gulfcoast.edu/ge/phrs
Contact the ADVISor
Deborah Brzuska, MSN, RN, CMSRN
Assistant Coordinator of GFC Nursing