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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

Start Date: August 2022
Program Requirements: See Catalog
Location: The practical nursing core courses rotate each year. The Fall 2022 class will be offered in Palatka. The Fall 2023 class will be offered in Orange Park. Classes run Monday – Thursday 8:00 – 4:00 with clinicals scheduled at facilities within the tri-county area. 

Questions? Contact the Nursing Department
(386) 312-4176 or e-mail Lori Gaskin

How to Apply

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

Tuition and Fees: See Catalog
Financial Aid: Apply now!

Questions? Contact the Nursing Department
(386) 312-4176 or e-mail Lori Gaskin

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

Job Outlook / Salary

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Year *Graduates Performance on Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) Florida State Average National Average
2020 83.33% 67.02% 83.09%
2019 76.47% 72.09% 85.63%
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I appreciate how much hands-on training we receive throughout this program, from lifelike nursing manikins in class, to actual experience in a variety of clinical settings.