Brenda Restey
LPN Department Head
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Monica Dagusen
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Chauntell Jannazo
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Aletha Paul
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Greg Dustin
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Blake Dickeson
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Aimee Robinson
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Practical Nursing

Fall Registration for 2024-2025 School Year

  • Registration for Fall 2024 is no open from March 28th through July 8th
  • TEAS exam must be completed by July 15th and interviews by July 18th 
  • Selection date is July 18th 
  • New Student Orientation is August 1st at 10am

Information Regarding TEAS Test

We are no longer offering classes in the evening for the Practical Nursing program.

Be part of the medical profession

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

PN day classes start every 6 months

Class Hours:
Mon-Thurs: 7:15am – 2:00pm

You must have a current application on file at the school to receive testing information.


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.

Potential Earnings: Graduates earn an average of $26.00 to $30.00 per hour.


Advisory Council Instructors Course Hours & CostsImportant Links & InformationFAQ'sDisclaimer

Advisory Council Members

Jennifer Henry

Ascension Sacred Heart Med.

Karen Jackson

Beacon Med

Bonny Cain

Bee Hive Homes

Christie King

Crestview Rehabilitation

Danny Blakely

Crestview Rehabilitation

Courtney Stanley

Crestview Rhebailitation

Nichole Vitruls

Emerald Coast Hospice

Jordan Robertson

Gulf Coast Immediate Care

Gretchen Secord

HCA – FWB Medical Center

Caroline Stewart

HCA – FWB Medical Center

Scott Bankard

HCA Rehab

Cora Sternberg

Hope Medical Clinic

Debbie Woodstock

Hughston Clinic

Karen Englert

CenterWell Home Health

Jennifer Bray

North Okaloosa Medical Center

Brad McCollough

North Okaloosa Medical Center

Amber Winkis

North Okaloosa Medical Center

Michael Nordness

North Okaloosa Medical Center

Charlotte Kuss

NWFL State College

Tonya Beauregard


Gina Sage


Kandice Watson

Shoal Creek

Teresa Halverson

The Manor at Blue Water Bay

Dee West

Twin Cities Hospital

Kristian Hill

FW Developmental Center

Jennifer Parkin

Westwood Nursing & Rehab

Ashley Schroedl

White Wilson

Karen Rigdon

Westwood Nursing & Rehab

Carolyn Dale

Ascension Sacred Heart Med.

Sonna Harding

Twin Cities Hospital

Program Instructors

Brenda Restey
LPN Department Head

Chauntell Jannazo
LPN Instructor

Aletha Paul
LPN Instructor

Greg Dustin
LPN Instructor

Blake Dickeson
LPN Instructor

Aimee Robinson
LPN Instructor

Monica Dagusen
LPN Instructor



Program Course Hours & Costs

Practical Nursing
OCP Course Number Course Title Course Length
A PRN0098 Practical Nursing Foundation 1 300 Hours
B PRN0099 Practical Nursing Foundation 2 300 Hours
B PRN0290 Medical Surgical Nursing 1 300 Hours
B PRN0291 Medical Surgical Nursing 2

300 Hours

B PRN0690 Comprehensive Nursing and Transitional Skills

150 Hours


Estimate of Program Costs
Total Tuition and Fees Details
$3942.00 Florida Resident Tuition
($2.92 x 1350 hours)
$825.00 Lab Fees
(per academic semester)
$475.00 Out of Pocket
$50.00 Registration Fees
(1 time per program)
$336.00 Professional Fees
Textbook Estimated Cost
$850.00 Estimated Textbooks, Box Set, Lab Bag
For estimation purposes only. Rates are based on the 2024-2025 School Year. Prices are subject to change.

Important Links

The links below show all states where Florida Nursing Licenses are accepted once Initial Licensures have been achieved in Florida.

LPN Information Packet – Fall 2024

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

All applications are now taken electronically through FOCUS. Please use the registration link on the school’s homepage to complete our general applications. Once this application has been completed, you will be contacted via email with additional instructions regarding the admissions process.

What test is used for entrance into the program?

We accept the TEAS test for program entrance. We also accept the HESI 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?

Fall/August or Spring/January

What are the school hours?

Monday thru Thursday 7:15am to 2pm class time. Clinical hours 6:30am to 2:30 – 3:30pm depending on site and semester.

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, Geriatric, Growth and Development as long as you received a “C” (77%) or better within 5 years. An official transcript is required.

Okaloosa Technical College Nursing Programs are in compliance with the U.S. Department of Education’s (USDE) Regulation 34 CFR 668.43 (a) (5) (v).

The Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) is an interstate agreement allowing a nurse to have one license and the privilege to practice in other compact states. Implemented in 2000, the NLC fosters public protection and access to care through the mutual recognition of one state-based license that is enforced locally and recognized nationally. Along with a majority of state nurses’ associations, hospital associations and health care facilities in every state overwhelmingly support the NLC. The NLC includes important patient safety features such as facilitation of the sharing of licensure, investigative and disciplinary action information among member states. All graduates from Okaloosa Technical College Nursing are eligible to test for any state licensure in compliance with U.S. Department of Education’s (USDE) Regulation 34 CFR 668.43 (a) (5) (v).

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