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Palm Beach State College

College Catalog 2017-2018

Palm Beach State College

Practical Nursing PSAV

Practical Nursing  (5234) LIMITED ACCESS

Type of Award
PSAV - Post Secondary Adult Vocational Certificate

Program Website

Program Description
This PSAV program prepares graduates for employment as licensed practical nurses. The program includes but is not limited to theoretical instruction and clinical experience in: medical-surgical nursing, pharmacology and medication administration, geriatric and long term care nursing, and obstetrical and pediatric nursing.

Graduates are eligible to take the NCLEX-PN state board examination to become licensed practical nurses.

Clinical experiences are included as an integral part of this program.

Program Accreditation
This program is approved by the Florida Board of Nursing.

Program Learning Outcomes
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General Admission Requirements to the College

  • Submit an official high school or GED transcript and official college/university transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Admission Procedures section of the college catalog for more information regarding transcripts.


Admission Requirements for Practical Nursing
In addition to the above General Admission requirements, student must meet the following eligibility criteria to be considered for selection to the program. (Meeting admission criteria does not guarantee acceptance into the program).

  • Take the TABE exam if not exempt from TABE testing. To determine is you are exempt, please go to
  • Attend a mandatory Practical Nursing information session;
  • Take the HESI (Health Education Systems Incorporated) Admission Assessment Exam. A cumulative score of 75 or higher is required;
  • Submit a completed Practical Nursing program application, located on the program website, and pay the application fee by the deadline.


Completion Requirements
Successfully complete all of the courses and achieve the required test scores in the program. Achieve an 11th grade level or higher in math, reading and language on the TABE or qualify for TABE exemption.

Program Length
1,350 Clock Hours
Full-time program: approximately 12 months

The program is offered at the Lake Worth campus.

For More Information

To see when the course is offered, click the course number. To see a course description, click the course title.
Required Courses Clock Hours: 1,350
  Group A  
HSC0003 Health Care Concepts 78
HSC0003L Health Care Concepts Lab 12
  Group B  
HCP0121C Nurse Aide & Orderly (Articulated) 75
  Group C  
PRN0061C Concepts of Fundamentals of Nursing 1 195
PRN0062C Concepts of Fundamentals of Nursing 2 200
PRN0063C Concepts of Practical Nursing 1 295
PRN0069C Concepts of Practical Nursing 2 295
PRN0064C Transitions into Practical Nursing 200
Total Program Clock Hours: 1,350

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Employment Opportunities
The Licensed Practical Nurse is qualified for employment in hospitals, long-term care facilities, rehabilitation medical offices or clinics and as a private care provider.

Gainful Employment
For more information about graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other related information, see

Career Path Notes
An LPN is eligible for 11 credits towards the A.S. degree in Nursing.

Career Center
For more information about employment opportunities including job outlook and salary information visit:
Occupational Outlook Handbook:
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