Practical Nursing (LPN)

Program Details

Program Description:

Manatee Technical College’s Practical Nursing program has been ranked as one of the Top 15 LPN programs of 2022 in the State of Florida.


Industry Certification: Basic Life Support (BLS) and NCLEX, Florida Board of Nursing Licensure Examination.

Train to be: a Licensed Practical Nurse.

Prerequisites: Online Medical Terminology Course – Medical Terminology Course Information;
TEAS Test –

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.

International Students

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Articulation: Career and Technical credit shall be awarded to the student on a transcript in accordance with Section 1001.44(3) (b), F.S.

Start Date:

Hybrid: Varied Schedule
Day: August, January
Evening/ Hybrid: August Only

Program Length:

Full-Time Day: 1350 hours – approximately 11-13 months to complete
(August – 11 months and January – 13 months)
Full-Time Eve/Hybrid: 1350 hours – approximately 11 months to complete
688.50 hours on campus, 661.50 hours online
Dual Enrollment: 1350 hours – approximately 16 months to complete
View and Download the MTC Distance Learning Handbook


Day: Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. On-campus schedule varies
Evening (on campus): Tuesday & Thursday 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Two Weekends per month from 6:45 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Includes a 30-minute lunch
Dual Enrollment: Junior Year Starts: Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. (clinical hours may vary)
Senior Year Completion: Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.


MTC East Campus, 5520 Lakewood Ranch Blvd., Bradenton, FL 34211


Apply to MTC at Submit your application to
access your “To Do List.” You are not accepted into the program after applying.
You must complete your To Do list.

Note: The Basic Skills Assessment must be taken within 6 weeks of your admit date unless exemption criteria have been documented per State Statute. For exemption information, see the Student Handbook located here:

Email to request a virtual mandatory information session.

Program#H170607       CIP# 0351390101

*Estimated Tuition, Lab, and Fees (includes administrative fee)


Additional Fees Due Prior to Pre-Admittance

Application Fee


Physical Exam and Immunizations

Price Varies

Medical Terminology Prerequisite


TEAS Entrance Examination


Background Check (All for Life)



Textbook Estimate (cost includes optional books) (Purchase online)


Patches (two patches must be purchased, one for each scrub top) (Purchase at MTC Outfitters at Main Campus)
$10.00 Exiting Requirements


Exit Requirements

Comprehensive Predictor Exam (Prep Exam for NCLEX)


Certification/Licensure Fees (NCLEX) – Pearson Vue (Not covered by Financial Aid)


Certification/Licensure Fees (NCLEX) – Board of Nursing (Not covered by Financial Aid)


Background Check (All for Life) (Not covered by Financial Aid) $88.00 Additional Required Items


Additional Required Items (Outside Vendor)

Uniforms: Royal Blue scrub pants will be worn each day. The MTC /PN patch must be purchased at the Main Campus Bookstore and securely sewn (not pinned) to all tops, (uniform warm up jacket) one inch from the shoulder of the left sleeve. Cost per patch is $5. For classroom days the royal blue top may be worn with a royal blue scrub jacket.
Cost per patch is $5.

On clinical days the proper top to be worn is white.
White long sleeve tops can be worn under uniform tops, no other colors. Matching Royal Blue Uniform Warm-Up Jacket may be worn which will need a patch. Non-uniform jackets may not be worn over uniforms. Uniforms must fit well and be wrinkle free. Specific details will be provided during the Orientation.

Shoes: Solid white leather duty shoes are to be worn. Athletic shoes which are solid white and of sturdy material may
be worn. Shoes must be closed toe and closed heel and kept clean. No porous or mesh materials. White socks only. Students must also have a watch with second hand, no smart watches.

*Estimated Total Cost of Program


*Prices are subject to change

Financial aid available depending on student’s eligibility.

All pre-admission fees are non-refundable and not covered by Financial Aid. Prices are subject to change.
Annual fees (charged each academic year from July 1—June 30).
Textbook estimate. Current book list and prices:
Tuition is $2.92 per hour for Florida residents. Tuition is $11.71 per hour for Non-Florida residents.

Visit MTC Financial Aid page for more information.

Florida Department of Education: Frameworks

Possible Careers and Outlook:

29-2061.00       Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses

31-1014.00       Nursing Assistants

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On-time Completion Rate



Full-Time Day: 1350 hrs (11-13 mos);
Eve/Hybrid: 1350 hrs – 11 mos


East Campus,
Lakewood Ranch


Day & Evening,
& Hybrid



Have Questions? Ready to Start Your Career?

Xela Brutus

Career Counselor

5520 Lakewood Ranch Blvd, Bradenton, FL 34211
Call   941.752.8100 x 47127
or schedule an appointment:

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