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Practical Nursing

This program includes nursing theory and practice, with students acquiring clinical experience at area hospitals and medical facilities. The content includes theoretical instruction and clinical experience in medical, surgical, obstetric, pediatric, and geriatric nursing. Additionally, content includes individual, family and community health concepts, nutrition, human growth and development, body structure and function, interpersonal relationship skills, mental health concepts, pharmacology and administration of medicines and legal aspects of practice.


This occupation has an average wage of $20.16 an hour, based on the Florida Occupational Employment and Wages for Polk County.

Practical Nursing:

Course # OCP Course Title Hours
PRN0098 A Practical Nursing Foundations 1 300
PRN0099 B Practical Nursing Foundations 2 300
PRN0290   Medical Surgical Nursing 1 300
PRN0291   Medical Surgical Nursing 2 300
PRN0690   Comprehensive Nursing and Transitional Skills 150
TOTAL HOURS 1350
Ridge Technical College
7700 State Road 544
Class Times

Monday-Friday
7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
(Clinicals Mon/Wed/Fri)
6:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Monday-Thursday
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
(Clinical Friday)
2:00 PM - 10:45 PM

Traviss Technical College
3225 Winter Lake Road
Class Times

Monday-Friday
7:30 AM - 2:30 PM