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Practical Nursing – Full and Part-Time

Do you want to make a difference? Can you see yourself in a medical career that allows you be part of a profession that continually grows and is always in demand? Our top notch, board approved Practical Nursing program is your answer!

The length of this course is about 13 months for the full-time program, with an estimated total cost of $7,776.00

Practical Nursing Fee Sheet

IV Therapy (Practical Nursing Continuing Education) Fee Sheet

LPN Ranked #1 in 2024

Cape Coral Technical College’s Practical Nursing program has been ranked as one of the top LPN programs in the state of Florida, ranking at an impressive #1!


Congratulations to the entire LPN team at CCTC on this wonderful accomplishment!

Begin your new career in just 13 months, from start to finish with lower tuition costs than most schools, which means less money out of pocket! Practical Nursing graduates are eligible to apply to take the National Licensing Exam AND may be eligible for advanced credit in the Nursing Associate Degree program at Florida Southwestern College or any Florida community college.

Our small classes are designed to provide you with excellent hands-on training, personal instruction. As a student, you’ll work directly with patients, physicians, and nurses in hospitals and other healthcare facilities and experience a variety of interactive simulation case scenarios.

Our instructors, Licensed Registered Nurses, will personally guide you in becoming a competent and compassionate nurse. They’ll prepare you for the National Nursing certification exam and offer you job placement assistance. Bright Futures Scholarships are accepted, and financial aid is available.

Practical Nursing Start dates:

Start Dates:

  • Full-Time PN May 6, 2024. All application requirements due by March 8, 2024.

  • Part-Time PN October 23, 2023. Not enrolling until 2025.


Classroom hours: 8:00 am – 2:30 pm Monday – Friday. Clinical Time: Varies

Part-time Practical Nursing Program 

  • Start Date: October 23, 2023

Our students find jobs in …

  • Hospitals
  • Long Term Care
  • Out-patient Clinics
  • Physician Offices
  • Home Care
  • Adult Day Care
  • Rehab
  • Schools
  • Correctional Facilities

Courses and Credit Hours

  • 1350 hours full-time  (approximately one calendar year in length). And part-time approximately 24 months
  • Semester 1 
    Nursing Foundations, Geriatric Nursing, Body Structure, Function/Nutrition, Administration of Medications, Bio-Psycho – Social Nursing, Medical-Surgical Nursing and Clinical Practicum.
  • Semester 2
    Medical-Surgical Nursing, Maternity Nursing, Pediatric Nursing, Transitional Nursing, Employability, and Clinical Practicum.

Admission Requirements

  • Prospective students must be 18 years old upon the start date of the program.
  • Prospective students are required to attend an information session prior to enrollment.
  • Additional program requirements for this program are listed below.
    1. Schedule to take the TEAS (Test of Essentials Academic Skills). Complete essay following the TEAS exam.
      • The TEAS must be taken in person at either our Cape Coral Technical College Test Center or the Fort Myers Technical College Test Center.

    2. Complete the PN application packet and return it to the campus you plan on attending.
    3. Include documentation of health-related work or health-related volunteer work on official letterhead (if applicable) and post-secondary health-related education in the form of an official transcript, with the application.
    4. Admission is based on a point system, check the Criteria Selection Matrix for further explanation of the point system.
    5. Once accepted student will need to complete a physical & immunizations, drug screen and background check.
    6. Use of a computer with internet access is required.

PN Handbook

Practical Nursing – PN Admission Packet


           TEAS Schedule

October 11th

November 8th

December 6th

2024 Dates

January 17th

February 7th

February 21st

March 5th

March 12th

April 3rd

May 8th

June 5th


TEAS Schedule and Information 2022-2023

TEAS Registration Guide

Accreditations, Licenses, Certifications

  • Our PN Program is approved by the Florida Board of Nursing.
  • After successful completion of the program students receive a certificate of completion and are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nursing (NCLEX-PN), WHICH is required for licensure in the state of Florida. CCTC NCLEX-PN Pass Rates: 2014, 100%; 2015, 97%; 2016, 96%; 2017, 100%; 2018, 100%; 2019, 100%; 2020, 100%
  • Students also earn 10 credit hours, or more, toward an Associate Degree in Registered Nursing at any Florida Community College.


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"It was nice being able to learn all the information I needed to be an LPN in just one year." Practical Nursing
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