Coordinator, Gulf/Franklin Campus Nursing Programs and Simulation Center
GFC Nursing Sr. Administrative AssistantJustin Ryan Walding
850.769.1551 ext. 5522
Practical Nurse, Certificate
Are You Interested in a Career in Practical Nursing Certificate?
This program is designed to help you qualify to obtain a Licensed Practical Nurse's license in the State of Florida. Upon completion of the program, which consists of 1,350 hours of study, you will be eligible to take the NCLEX-PN (National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses). At Gulf Coast State College, this program is available only at the Gulf/Franklin Campus in Port St. Joe, Florida.
In this program, the practical nurse student learns to give patient care under the supervision of a registered nurse or physician. The student will acquire skills and knowledge necessary to give safe and effective care to patients in a variety of settings.
The Practical Nursing program is a selective admission, limited enrollment program. Admission to Gulf Coast State College does not imply acceptance into the Practical Nursing Program.
For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed this program and other important information, please visit www.gulfcoast.edu/ge/phrs
Practical Nurse Certificate Course Requirements
Medical-Surgical Nursing Courses
Comprehensive Nursing and Transitional Skills
A complete list of courses with descriptions can be found in the Catalog
What can you do with a Practical Nurse Certificate?
What jobs can you get with a Practical Nursing Certificate?
Nurse at a Nursing Home
Hospice Healthcare Worker
Nurse at a Doctor's Office
Mental Health Nurse
Gulf Coast alumni of this program have continued their education at:
Gulf Coast State College
Florida State University Panama City
Tom P Haney Technical College
Northwest Florida State College
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