Career Certificate

Interested in becoming a licensed practical nurse? Approved by the Florida Board of Nursing, this year-long career certificate program includes 1,350 hours of nursing coursework.

The Practical Nursing program (LPN) is designed for students to gain the knowledge and skills to qualify for entry-level positions in nursing. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are eligible to apply for the State Board Examination for Licensed Practical Nursing.

Program Details

Program Code: 0297
Start Date: Fall
Requirements: See Catalog
Location: Courses are offered every Fall at the Palatka and Orange Park campuses. Classes run Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with clinicals scheduled at facilities within the tri-county area. 

How to Apply

Apply to SJR State* and select the Practical Nursing program (Apply May 1 - 31)

Financial Aid: Apply now!

* Visit our SSN Web page for more information regarding the College's use of Social Security Numbers.

Job Outlook / Salary

Year *Graduates Performance on Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) Florida State Average National Average
2023 94.12% 80.06% 87.59%
2022 79.93% 63.91% 78.57%
2021 77.78% 62.55% 79.6%
2020 83.33% 67.02% 83.09%

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Program Contact

Lori Gaskin
(386) 312-4176