Program Content: Content includes, but is not limited to, theoretical instruction and clinical experience in surgical, obstetric, pediatric and geriatric nursing, acute care, long-term nursing and community settings. Personal, family and community health concepts, nutrition, human growth & development over the life span, interpersonal relationship skills, mental health concepts, pharmacology and administration of medications, legal aspects of practice and current issues in nursing also included.
1. Apply to Manatee Technical College here: https://manateetech.edu/apply-now
2. Attend a mandatory program information session – the sooner the better. Call 941.752.8100 to hear a list of dates and times for current program offerings.
1. Medical Terminology Course: More information can be found here: Medical Terminology Course Information
2.TEAS Test: More information can be found here:
Length of Program: Full-Time: 1350 hours – approximately 13 months to complete. Part-time: up to 25 months
Dual Enrollment Available: No
Articulation: May be available towards credits at Florida public colleges/universities. Speak with a Career Counselor for more information.
Job Placement Rate: 98%
On-Time Completion Rate: 100%
Download State of Florida Frameworks Sheet: Practical Nursing (H170607)
Required Books and Materials: Practical Nursing
Latest Employment Trends: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Regional Labor Supply Dashboard
Estimated Total: $6,600*
*An additional fee for a uniform, books, supplies and various materials is required. Fees for certifications and/or licensure may or may not be required. Price is for in-state tuition. For out-of-state tuition, speak with a Career Counselor for more information. MTC is not an I-20 institution.
Location: MTC East Campus, 5520 Lakewood Ranch Blvd., Bradenton, FL 34211 | 941.752.8100
Start Date: August, January
Start Time: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
For More Information: Contact Kathy Matthews: 941.752.8100 x 2127, Email