Be part of the medical profession.

Exciting Career Fields: Clinic / Office Nurse, Long Term Care Nurse, School Nurse, Home Health Nurse

This program includes theoretical instruction and clinical experience in the following areas: (1) Medical, surgical, obstetric, pediatric, and geriatric nursing; (2) Both acute and long term care situations, (3) Application of vocational role and function, personal, family and community health concepts. The student will also be educated in terms of nutrition, human growth and development over the life span, interpersonal skills, mental health concepts, pharmacology, medications, legal aspects of the profession, etc. This program is approved by the Florida State Board of Nursing, and as such, the student must pass the NCLEX-PN examination before becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse.

 

PURPOSE: The program is Florida Board of Nursing approved and is designed to prepare students for employment as Licensed Practical Nurses in a variety of health care facilities.

If a student has taken a TEAS or HESI exam in the last 6 months, the student can use passing scores from these tests to apply for the OTC Practical Nursing program. The student’s TEAS or HESI score must meet OTC’s level of acceptance to be considered for the program.

 

Starting August, 2019, the Practical Nursing program will be offered days and evenings. The new Practical Nursing evening class hours are 3:00-9:45pm, Monday-Thursday.

Fees and Tuition
Practical Nursing

OCP: A / Course: PRN0098

Title: Practical Nursing Foundations 1

Length: 300 hours

 

OCP: B / Course: PRN0099

Title: Practical Nursing Foundations 2

Length: 300 hours

 

OCP: B / Course: PRN0290

Title: Medical Surgical Nursing 1

Length: 300 hours

 

OCP: B / Course: PRN0291

Title: Medical Surgical Nursing 2

Length: 300 hours

 

OCP: B / Course: PRN0690

Title: Comprehensive Nursing and Transitional Skills

Length: 150 hours

Estimate lab Fees (paid per semesters)

  • $100 Consumables for class/biohazard storage and disposable.

  • $56 FBON Class Trip and Charter Bus

  • $357 ATI NCLEX Prep, NCLEX Live Review, NCLEX Subject Tests, NCLEX Comprehensive Test, Board Vitals, Capstone Course (total per program)

  • $15 Graduation

  • $45 Graduation and Midpoint Pens.

Total cost per semester: $575

Estimated Professional Fees (one-time when starting school)

  • $25 Liability Insurance

  • $65 Electronic Health Record (EHR Tutor)

Estimated Program Costs:

 

Total Tuition & Fee Detail

 

$3,942.00 - Practical Nursing Florida Resident Tuition ($2.92 x 1,350 hours)

$575.00 - Lab Fees (Per Semester)

$35.00 - Registration Fees

$475.00 Miscellaneous Fees

$90.00 - Professional Fees  

$5,117.00 Tuition & Fees Total for program

Textbook Estimated Cost:

TBA (Full Textbook listing in front office)

Miscellaneous Fee Detail

*Liability Insurance, electronic health record, graduation pin, subject tests, background check, uniform, equipment and CPR.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the process to apply to the Practical Nursing program?

There are two ways to apply for the Practical Nursing Program. Our on-line application through our link or come to the school (front office) and fill out a paper application. When it is time to start a new class you will receive “information to test” instructions by letter or e-mail. The information will explain the testing process for admission to the program.

 

What test is used for entrance into the program?

The National League for Nursing pre-entrance test for Practical Nursing is administered to interested students. This test evaluates the student in three areas, Reading Comprehension, Math, and Science. The top scoring students will be granted an interview into the program. Prospective students should study for the test to achieve greater success. Review books are published as study guides for this test. Check with an on-line site or your local bookstore. The class is selected from the pool of applicants interviewed after the entrance test.

 

If I don’t get selected for a class can I reapply?

Yes, a prospective student interested in the program can reapply for the next class. Fill out another application and you will be notified when the next testing cycle begins. There must be six months between testing dates for retesting students.

 

When do classes start?

The school begins a new class of twenty four students every six months typically October (test end of August) and April (test in February). Evening classes start once a year. Start times vary.

 

What are the school hours? Class hours are Monday through Friday 7:30am-1pm. Clinical hours are 6:30am-3pm typically.

Evening class is Monday through Thursday 3pm-9:45pm.

 

If I have college credit can I be exempt from certain courses? Yes, if you have college credit you may receive credit for certain courses here. The courses are Anatomy & Physiology I and II, Nutrition, Growth and Development as long as you received a “C” or better within 5 years. An official transcript is required.

Important Links
Industry Certification
Instructors
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Rhena Wienert 

PN Depart. Head

 

 

 

Erin Hackl

LPN Instructor

 

 

 

Jeanece Ridge
LPN Instructor

 

 

 

Konnie Hibbing
LPN Instructor

 

 

 

Briona Reed

LPN Instructor

 

 

 

Pamela Sands

LPN Instructor

Advisory Council Members

Alyssa Crimmins          

   Gulf Coast Immediate Care

 

Jordan Robertson         

   Gulf Coast Immediate Care

 

Charlotte Kuss      NWFSC

 

Cora Sternberg              

   Hope Medical Clinic Destin

 

Jennifer Parkin               

   Westwood Medical Clinic

   Fort Walton Beach

 

Lynn Wadsworth            

   FDOH (Okaloosa)

 

Tonya Zapletal               

   Shoal River Rehabilitation

 

Josephine Sabat

   FWB Medical Center

 

Shawn Powell                

   Meridian at Westwood

 

Dawn Sieger                  

   Gulf Coast Immediate Care

 

Brenda Leeth                 

   RN Community Member

 

Andrea Shelton              

   Destin Healthcare             

 

Sharon Wilcoxen           

   Emerald Coast Surgery Center

Director:  Jerry Sansom

Assistant Director: Kelly Hayes

Assistant Director: Scott Huerkamp

Phone: 850-833-3500 / Fax: 850-833-3466

 

1976 Lewis Turner Boulevard

Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32547

Main Office Hours:

Monday - Thursday: 7am - 5pm

Friday: 7am - 2pm