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Allied Health

Welcome to NFCC's Nursing and Allied Health Programs

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MEET THE ALLIED HEALTH STAFF

North Florida  Community College’s Nursing and Allied Health programs prepare students for a variety of jobs in the healthcare system.  

Graduates of our RN and LPN programs are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) or the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN).  These comprehensive exams are used by state boards of nursing to assist in making licensure decisions.  After successful completion of the NCLEX-RN or NCLEX-PN exam, our graduates are qualified to work as licensed Registered Nurses or Licensed Practical Nurses in the state of Florida.

Graduates of the Pharmacy Technician program are eligible for Registration with the FL State Board of Pharmacy and are prepare to apply to take the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam offered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board.

Graduates of the Medical Administrative Specialist program are eligible to apply to take the National Medical Administrative Assistant Certification exam offer by the Na

Job opportunities for RNs include but are not limited to:

  • Hospitals 
  • Home Health
  • Dialysis Centers 
  • Hospice
  • Schools
  • Long Term Care and Skilled Nursing Facilities 
  • Rehabilitation Centers 
  • Surgical Centers 
  • Industrial Sites 
  • Insurance industry
  • Clinics
  • Academics

Job opportunities for LPNs include, but are not limited to:

  • Hospitals (some areas)
  • Long Term Care Facilities
  • Clinics

The college offers three different Nursing and Allied Health programs:


Registered Nursing

Two-Year Program  

NFCC has full approval from the Florida State Board of Nursing to offer the Associate in Science Degree for Registered Nursing.  Upon completion of pre-requisites students are admitted into the nursing program in January of each year. This two year (six semesters) program will prepare the graduate to make application to take the National Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Achievement of a passing score on this exam and licensure by the Florida State Board of Nursing will enable the graduate to seek employment as a Registered Nurse in the state of Florida.


Associate in Science Degree: Accelerated Registered Nursing (RN)

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to RN Bridge | 1 Year Program 72 Credit Hours

NFCC has full approval from the Florida State Board of Nursing to offer the Associate in Science Registered Nursing Degree. Students are admitted into the bridge program in May of each year. This one year (three semester) program prepares the LPN to take the National Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Achievement of a passing score on this exam and licensure by the Florida State Board of Nursing enables the graduate to seek employment as a Registered Nurse in the state of Florida.

The LPN to RN Bridge Program is a one year/three term accelerated bridge program leading to the Associate in Science Registered Nursing Degree (A.S.R.N.) for individuals holding a current degree and licensure as a licensed practical nurse. Students are accepted into this track in the summer semester. All prerequisites must be completed prior to acceptance. The LPN to RN Bridge Program provides curriculum which assists an individual in giving safe, effective nursing care for culturally diverse patients in a variety of health care settings. The LPN to RN Bridge Program will prepare a graduate to function in the role of provider of care, manager of care, and member of the profession. The curriculum includes courses in the nursing process; pharmacology; nursing care for adult, pediatric, aged, and pregnant clients in healthy states as well as with disorders and disease states; leadership and management for the registered nurse; as well as issues and trends that affect the professional registered nurse including career management.


Practical Nursing (PN)

1350 Clock Hours | 45 Vocational Credit Hours (11-month program)

The Practical Nursing Program at NFCC is designed to prepare students to function as members of the health team in the prevention of illness and in the care and rehabilitation of the sick and injured. Graduates of the program are eligible to apply to the Florida State Board of Nursing to take the National Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN) for licensure as an LPN in the state of Florida.

The Practical Nursing certificate program is an eleven-month program with program start dates in the fall.  Access to the program is competitive and limited. The program includes lecture, laboratory, and clinical components.  Students have clinical rotations at locations designated by the College. 

The Practical Nursing program prepares students to plan and administer nursing care to patients in extended care facilities, physicians' offices, health-care agencies, and private homes. This care includes providing for the physical and emotional needs of the patient, administering medications, providing therapeutic treatments, and assisting with rehabilitation.

First semester content includes theoretical and clinical instruction in communication skills, personal, family and community health concepts; nutrition; body structure and function; interpersonal relationship skills, legal aspects of practice, fundamentals of nursing and geriatrics. Content for the second semester and summer session includes theoretical and clinical instruction in nutrition, pharmacology, human growth and development, medical, surgical, maternal-child, mental-health concepts, and current issues in nursing. Clinical experiences make up over 50% of the total program hours.

The Practical Nursing program is fully approved by the Florida Board of nursing. Graduates of this program are eligible to make application to the National Council and the Florida State Board of Nursing for examination and licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse. All instructors are Registered Nurses who possess a clear and active license issued by the Florida State Board of Nursing.


Pharmacy Technician (PT)

10 Month Program 1050 Clock Hours | 35 Vocational Credit Hours

The Pharmacy Technician Program at NFCC is designed to prepare students to function as members of the health team in preparation of pharmaceuticals. Pharmacy technicians, under the supervision of licensed pharmacists perform technical and clerical duties in the systematic operation of pharmacies. This program will prepare the graduate to apply to take the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam offered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board. Achievement of a passing score on this exam and registration with the Florida State Board of Pharmacy will enable the graduate to seek employment as a Certified & Registered Pharmacy Technician.

The Pharmacy Technician Program is a ten month program with a starting date of August annually. Access to the program is competitive and limited. Instruction includes didactic, self-study, laboratory, and clinical components. All students will have clinical rotations at locations designated by the college. The applications period for the fall class begins on April 1 and concludes on July 1.


Office Technology - Medical Administrative Specialist

10 Month Program 1050 Clock Hours | 35 Vocational Credit Hours

The Medical Administrative Specialist Program is designed to prepare students for work as office clerks, secretaries, or administrative specialists in a medical setting such as doctor’s offices, hospitals, and medical research facilities. The program also provides supplemental training for persons previously or currently employed in any of these occupations. This program can be used to train for immediate employment or as the starting point for continued education. The program includes lectures, classroom activities and clinical components. All students will have clinical rotations at locations designated by the College.

This is a ten month, 1050 clock hour program. Students enter into the program in August annually. The application period for the fall start of the program is April 1 - July 1. Should there be limited access to the program due to the number of qualified applicants, residents of Hamilton, Jefferson, Lafayette, Madison, Suwannee, and Taylor counties will be given precedence for admission. Students in this program should be advised by the instructor or the program manager before enrolling in courses. For additional information call (850) 973-1633.


CONTACT INFORMATION: 

Contact: Debbie Bass
Telephone: (850) 973-1662
Email: bassd@nfcc.edu  
Office: Allied Health Suite, Bldg. #13


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