Practical Nursing Application
The Practical Nursing program application period is now open for the 2024-2025 school year. You may download the application packet here or visit Student Services during normal operating hours to obtain a printed copy. Please note, applicants must complete an application in person in Student Services at Locklin. Applicants are required to schedule/pay for the required testing and return the completed nursing packet upon completing the application in Student Services. Appointments are not required. However, applicants must arrive in the Student Services office Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to complete the required in person application.
Practical Nursing - 1350 hours
This program is designed to prepare adult students for employment as licensed practical nurses and is approved by the Florida State Board of Nursing. Upon completion of the program, the graduate may apply to take the examination to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Students can also apply to take the Certified Nursing Assistant exam after completing the first 165 hours of the program. The course will be taught in three semesters. This program has additional admission requirements which are outlined in the application packet. For most current admission requirements please refer to current application packet available in Student Services and on the webpage below.
Industry Certification/State Licensure
Students are eligible to apply and take the Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses after successful completion of an approved program.
Employers for clinical practicum experiences for the Practical Nursing students require no felony convictions. Adult students must obtain a report from FDLE, http://www.fdle.state.fl.us, and present a report at the time of application. Drug testing is also required at application at throughout the program.