Practical Nursing

The Practical Nursing Program is committed to providing a high standard of quality nursing education to all students.  This will be accomplished by providing a good foundation in basic nursing knowledge and skills, critical thinking and personal qualities.  Through cooperative team efforts, our graduate practical nurses will be: successful in their certification requirements; be prepared for entry level nursing positions; adopt measures that ensure the safe practice of nursing; show sensitivity to cultural diversity; promote health habits that contribute to total wellness; and, become lifelong learners.

Program Overview

The Practical Nursing (PN) program develops well rounded future nurses for a variety of healthcare settings. Students gain the knowledge, skills, and mindset necessary to provide direct nursing care to patients in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, home health care, and community based settings.

This educational program includes classroom theory, laboratory experiences, and supervised clinical experiences with clear program learning outcomes.

Through cooperative team efforts, our graduate practical nurses will successfully pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for Practical Nurses on their first attempt.

Practical Nursing is three semesters for full-time day students, and three semesters for part-time hybrid evening students.

The PN program is a selective admission program and therefore has its own admission process in addition to the school application.  Students are encouraged to apply early!

⃰The daytime program requires fulltime enrollment.

⃰Part-time evening classes are available and have a hybrid format. For more information on the hybrid schedule, please contact Jane Howard at howardj0716@gmail.com

The Practical Nursing program at Lively Technical College (LTC) meets the educational requirements for licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in the state of Florida.

LTC is an educational institution that is approved under s. 464.019, Florida Statutes for pre-licensure education of professional or practical nurses. Students who are graduated from the LPN program at LTC will meet the educational eligibility criteria for the National Council for Licensure Examination for Licensed Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN) for obtaining their license to practice as a licensed practical nurse in Florida.

Our program and certificates may not meet the licensing requirements in every state. Therefore, we advise non-Florida residents who are considering our program for professional licensure or certification, to determine whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for graduates to be eligible to apply in your location.

Practical Nursing
Practical Nursing

Employment Opportunities

  • hospitals
  • acute and long-term care facilities
  • home health agencies
  • clinics
  • schools
  • doctors’ and dentists’ offices
  • industrial settings
  • nursing homes
  • rehabilitation agencies.

What You'll Learn

  • Conduct physical assessments
  • Administer medications
  • Care for wounds
  • Process medical records
  • Monitor vital signs
  • Collect medical specimens
  • Perform routine lab tests
  • Monitor medical equipment
  • Perform phlebotomy and give injections
  • Assist patients with daily activities
  • Evaluate patient emotional and spiritual status
Medical Administrative Specialist

To apply for acceptance into the Practical Nursing Program students Must:

Complete the Practical Nursing Application Packet.

Practical Nursing Application

2022-23 Practical Nursing Program Dates:

Start Date: July 19, 2022 (Anticipated Completion: July 2023)
Application Window: May 1st – June 30th
Registration Due Date: July 18, 2022
Orientation: July 8, 2022 @ 9:00 a.m. (Building 15)

Start Date: January 4, 2023 (Anticipated Completion: December 2023)
Application Window: October 1st – November 17th
Registration Due Date: December 8, 2022
Orientation: December 9, 2022 @ 9:00 a.m. (Building 15)

Start Date: January 4, 2023 (Anticipated Completion: December 2023)
Application Window: October 1st – November 17th
Registration Due Date: December 8, 2022
Orientation: December 9, 2022 @ 9:00 a.m. (Building 15)


The Practical Nursing Application Packet Must Include:

  • Health Education Student Information Sheet. This form is available as an interactive PDF. A printed copy must be submitted with the application packet.
  • Three current reference letters:
    • Two professional references (recent employers, former teachers, counselors, etc.)
    • One personal reference (may not be family member)
  • *HESI Test Official Results. Test results can be uploaded via the Lively Student Online Application or submitted with the application packet.
  • TABE Test Official Results or exemption
  • Student Health Assessment Form signed by a healthcare provider. This can be uploaded via the Lively Student Online Application or submitted with the application packet.
  • Official High School Transcript
  • Receipt of payment for an LCS Level 2 Criminal Background Check at the student’s expense.* In order to participate in the mandatory clinical practicum, as well as to obtain licensure, students must have a clear background.

* No refunds will be issued.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment of licensed practical nurses is expected to grow 12 percent from 2016 to 2026. As the baby-boom population ages, the overall need for healthcare services is expected to increase therefore increasing the demand for LPNs.

The LPN hourly wage ranges $17-$22/hour.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-2017 Edition on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/licensed-practical-and-licensed-vocational-nurses.htm


During these times, guidance and regulations around mandatory COVID-19 vaccines continue to change. As a clinical requirement, some of our contracted healthcare facilities may be authorized under law to require specific vaccinations.  Lively Technical College is committed to closely monitoring the situation in order to communicate changes and requirements to students in a timely manner. However, by applying for a health education program that has clinicals as a requirement for completion of the program, students must acknowledge that they may be required to obtain a COVID-19 vaccine at any point in the program  to be in compliance with the clinical site requirements. Students must acknowledge that failure to be in compliance with the COVID-19 vaccine may result in withdrawal from the program.

Program Requirements

Practical Nursing · H170607 · 1350 Hours

OCP Course Number Course Title Course Length SOC Code
A PRN0098 Practical Nursing Foundation 1 300
B PRN0099 Practical Nursing Foundation 2 300
B PRN0290 Medical Surgical Nursing 1 300
B PRN0291 Medical Surgical Nursing 2 300
B PRN0690 Comprehensive Nursing and Transitional Skills 150

Program Costs

$3,942.00 Florida Resident Tuition ($2.92 x 1350 hours)
$725.75 Bookstore Costs
$135.00 Registration Fee ($45.00 per semester x 3)
$150.00 Facility Usage Fee ($50.00 per semester x 3)
$600.00 Lab Fee ($200.00 per semester x 3)
$750.57 Miscellaneous Fee ($250.19 per semester x 3)
$5.00 TMH ID Badge
$60.00 Liability Insurance ($20.00 per semester x 3 semesters)
$76.48 Drug Screening (38.24 per semester x 2)
Total Costs $6,444.80

Employers of Graduates

Program Instructors

Jane Howard
Jane Howard, BSN
Practical Nursing Program Director

Phone: 850-717-2081

Email: howardj0716@leonschools.net

Catherine Devenish, BSN

Phone: 850-487-7422

Email: devenishc0731@leonschools.net

Brandy Oliver
Brandy Oliver

Phone: 850-926-7125

Email: oliverb@leonschools.net

Beverly Webster

Phone: 850-487-7456

Email: websterb@leonschools.net

Natasha Guice

Phone: 850-487-7419

Email: guicen@leonschools.net

Connie Stallings

Phone: 850-487-7603

Email: stallingsc@leonschools.net

Occupational Advisory Committee

Natalie Grice Philip, RN
River Chase
Rhonda Miller, RN
Eden Springs Nursing & Rehab
Sharon Liebrich MSN, RN
Physician Partners
Nathalie Hood, RN
Capital Health Plan
Marlene Ramos- Davis, RN
Covenant Hospice
Sheri Cook, RN
Southern Medical Group TMH Physician Partners