Welcome to NFCC's Nursing and Allied Health Programs
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.
Job opportunities for RNs include but are not limited to:
- Home Health
- Dialysis Centers
- Long Term Care and Skilled Nursing Facilities
- Rehabilitation Centers
- Surgical Centers
- Industrial Sites
- Insurance industry
Job opportunities for LPNs include, but are not limited to:
- Hospitals (some areas)
Long Term Care Facilities
The college offers three different Nursing and Allied Health programs:
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.
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.
Contact: Debbie Bass
Telephone: (850) 973-1662
Office: Allied Health Suite, Bldg. #13