The purpose of this program is to prepare the student for employment as a practical nurse by providing the theoretical knowledge and clinical competence to obtain licensure and the standard of professionalism necessary for the successful practice of nursing. The university awards a certificate upon the successful completion of the program

REQUIRED COURSES

Courses
Credit Hours
  • PRN 0000C
    Fundamentals of Practical Nursing
    7.5
  • PRN 0022
    Anatomy And Physiology And Medical Terminology
    2
  • PRN 0030C
    Pharmacology
    3
  • PRN 0023
    Growth & Development and Nutrition
    1.5
  • PRN 0100C
    Maternity And Newborn Nursing
    3
  • PRN 0110C
    Pediatric Nursing
    3
  • PRN 0380C
    Medical-Surgical Nursing I
    8
  • PRN 0388C
    Medical-Surgical Nursing II
    7
  • PRN 0400
    Practical Nursing Communications
    1
  • PRN 0940C
    Transition to Graduate
    9

Nursing students are required to wear white medical attire and white shoes at all times. Students must furnish their own uniforms

PRACTICAL NURSING PROGRAM ADMISSION AND ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

Entrance Requirements:

  1. Attend one of the general orientations scheduled.
  2. Take the TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) entrance exam. Registration for the exam is completed directly with the school. A picture ID is required to take the exam. Cost: $50 (non-refundable; payment can be made by cash, credit card or personal checks at the Bursar’s Office). Study guide: “TEAS Pre-Test Study Manual (Reading, Mathematics, Science and English)” is available for purchase at the school’s bookstore. Length of the test: Approximately 3 hours. Retake: Maximum number of times the exam may be taken is 2 ($50.00 each time). If the applicant obtained low scores for both tests, he/she can retake after six months.
  3. The selected applicant will complete a program application form, submit 2 letters of reference and obtain a local police background check. One of the references should be academic or employment related. Family members may not complete a reference letter.
  4. Successful candidates will be notified and will continue with the enrollment procedures.
  5. The student nurse must provide FNU with the following documents:
    • Evidence of health records (immunization, health clearance).
    • Medical and liability insurance.
  • A FDLE (FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT) criminal background check and drug test is performed on all Practical Nursing students. Clinical facilities may have other specific requirements for its use as a clinical site, and those requisites would be additional for the students assigned to that facility. Information and forms will be provided. THERE IS NO TRANSFERABILITY OF CREDITS IN THIS PROGRAM ll. Scholastic standards to be met by the students in the nursing program Practical Nursing is an intensive, full time program, which requires 1350 clock hours a year. Classes (lectures/clinical) can be held any day from Monday to Friday 4:00p.m-10:00p.m. During weekends clinical hours are from 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Additionally, the student will need to dedicate at least 2-3 hours a day to study. Students are required to meet the following standards in every course:
  • Successfully meet all course objectives.
  • Complete the theory portion of the course with a grade of 77% or better (C).
  • Complete all exams and final exam in the theory portion of the course with 77% and above.
  • Complete all required assignments.
  • Complete all required clinical hours and obtain a satisfactory evaluation.
  • Complete all skills test with a satisfactory evaluation.
  • Pass all ATI evaluations.
  • Pass all skills checks.
  • Meets attendance standards of the Program.
  • A student receiving a failing unit exam grade or failing to meet clinical experience requirements will meet with the Program Director for advisement. Students must bring their performance to a satisfactory level within a specific time frame (determined by the Program Director) to remain in the program. At the end of the course, a student receiving a failing grade must repeat the course. He/She may not continue the program and will have to wait until the course is offered again. In addition, students must meet the University’s standards of satisfactory academic progress as listed in the catalog. lll. Requirements for graduation Students must:
  • Successfully pass all courses with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (C).
  • Successfully meet all clinical hours required.
  • Satisfy all financial obligations to the school.
  • After graduation the student will qualify to take the NCLEX-PN exam. FNU will provide assistance to complete the application and to review for this exam.

lV.  Diploma awarded After completion of the program, the students will be awarded a Diploma in Practical Nursing. V. Health Program for students FNU does not provide health insurance for students. The university maintains an accident and injury policy to cover school related injuries or accidents not covered by the student’s own insurance. The students need to provide their own liability insurance to cover clinical practice. A list of local health departments, clinics and insurance providers is available upon request.

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