Polk Education Pathways

Practical Nursing

This program prepares students for entry level into the nursing field.  It provides students with skills necessary to practice nursing care in numerous health care settings. The content includes, but is not limited to, theoretical instruction and clinical experience in medical, surgical, obstetric, pediatric, and geriatric nursing along with theoretical instruction and clinical experience in acute, care, long term care and community settings. This program is designed to prepare students for employment as licensed practical nurses. This program is approved by the Florida Board of Nursing.

This occupation has an average wage of $22.10 an hour, based on the Florida Occupational Employment and Wages for Polk County.

Practical Nursing:

Course # OCP Course Title Hours
PRN 0098 A Practical Nursing Foundations 1 300
PRN 0099 B Practical Nursing Foundations 2 300
PRN 0290 Medical Surgical Nursing 1 300
PRN 0291 Medical Surgical Nursing 2 300
PRN 0690 Comprehensive Nursing and Transitional Skills 150

Ridge Technical College

7700 State Rd 544

Class Times

7:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Clinical times and dates vary

Intake begins in January, Class starts in July

Email: dennis.rivera@polk-fl.net

Traviss Technical College

3225 Winter Lake Road

Class Times

7:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Clinical hours vary.

Apply in January for class that begins in July!

Email: kathy.suarez@polk-fl.net

Visit the Enrollment Page for info on how to apply!