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► Nursing Assistant -Articulated
► Body Structure and Function
► Nursing Fundamentals
► Medical and Surgical Nursing
► Pharmacology/Administration of Medication
► Bio-Psycho-Social Nursing
► Maternity Nursing
► Pediatric Nursing
► Comprehensive Transition to the LPN Role
► This program meets the Department of Health HIV/AIDS, Domestic Violence and Prevention of Medical Errors education requirements. During the course of the program, the instructor will provide a certificate to the student verifying that these requirements have been met.
Following successful completion of the OCP B (Nursing Assistant -Articulated), the student is eligible to apply to take the CNA examination.
► Students are eligible to apply to take the national licensing examination after satisfactory completion of his approved program. Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses, CAT NCLEX-PN is a computer-administered examination that the nursing graduate must take and pass in order to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse.
A 30 hour Board of Nursing approved IV Therapy course may be taken by Practical nurses once they have graduated from the practical nursing program.
An approved licensed practical nurse supervisory education course can be taken following completion of this program, and after licensure. The Graduate must have 6 months clinical experience before supervising as well as meeting all other criteria listed in 64B9-16.002.
The PSAV component of this program H170605 has a statewide articulation agreement approved by the Florida State Board of Education:
Registered Nursing AS (1351380100) – 10 credit hours
When Practical Nursing is completed it may be substituted for one science credit in Anatomy and Physiology (2000350).
For career advancement, LPN’s may continue their education by pursuing an Associates Degree or Bachelor’s of Science degree in Nursing at a college or university.
► Home Health Care
Doctor’s OfficesHospice/Palliative Care
Mental Health facilities
► Other Health Care Centers
► 1350 clock hours or 3 semesters. Takes more than one school year to complete. Follows Collier county Schools Calendar.
► The following table illustrates the program structure:
|Course #||OCP||Course Name||Hours|
|HSC 0003||A||Basic Healthcare Worker||90|
|HCP 0121||B||Nurse Aide and Orderly (Articulated)||75|
|PRN 0091||C||Practical Nurse I||285|
|PRN 0092||C||Practical Nurse III||450|
|PRN 0096||C||Practical Nurse III||200|
► TABE Assessment:
Reading 11.0 Math 11.0 Language 11.0
► TEAS V Assessment
► Clinical times may vary, based on Clinical Site requirements.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q. Why do I need to have background screening done prior to admission?
A. The Joint Commission of Health Care Organizations mandates that students applying for entrance into any health science program which includes clinical experience in a health care facility must undergo a Level 2 criminal background check and drug screening. The results of these screenings may prevent the applicant from entering the program.
Q. Why do I need to have a Social Security Number to take Nursing Assistant/HHA or Practical Nursing Program?
A. If you do not have a valid SSN, you will encounter difficulties with State Licensing agencies and Registries.
Q. If I have already completed an approved Nursing Assistant Program, can I get credit for it?
A. Yes! As long as you have proof of having completed an approved 165 hour Nursing Assistant program, in the past 2 years. If the CNA certificate was obtained more than 2 years ago, validation of CNA 165 hr certification plus proof of current full time employment as a CNA will be required.
Q. Once I complete the CNA part of the Program, do I have to obtain a Certified CNA license in order to be employed as a CNA?
A. Your job opportunities will be much better if you go for the licensing exam and become a Certified Nursing Assistant. According to State Guidelines, Nursing Assistants do not need to be licensed except to work in nursing homes, unless it is a condition for employment in other institutions.
Q. If I have a CNA license or LPN License, do I have to get a Home Health Aide Certificate to get a job with a Home Health agency?
A. Many Home Health Agencies will hire personnel without the HHA training as long as they have a license and can prove that their training was received by a program that is approved by the Florida Board of Nursing.
Q. Do you have attendance and grade requirements?
A. The student must maintain attendance at 90% or better and maintain a grade of 80% or better or they will be dismissed from the program. There are no excused absences in these programs. In addition, chronic attendance issues, including absences, tardiness and leaving early may result in dismissal from the program.
Q. Once I am accepted, when do I have to submit completed paperwork for the Health Screenings, CPR and Criminal Records/drug screening requirements of the PCT and Practical Nursing Programs?
A. All required paperwork for health screenings, CPR and Criminal records/Drug screening must be submitted prior to your first day of class.