Practical Nursing 

Program Details

Program Description:

MTC’s Practical Nursing program provides students with the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to excel in their nursing careers. With emphasis on hands-on learning and a supportive learning environment, we are dedicated to helping our students become highly skilled, compassionate, and competent nurses. 

Prerequisites: TEAS Test –

Basic Life Support (BLS) and NCLEX, Florida Board of Nursing Licensure Examination 

SkillsUSA and/or HOSA are the approved cocurricular career and technical student organizations which provide activities for students as an integral part of the instruction by providing leadership training and reinforcing specific career and technical skills. 

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:

Day Hybrid: August, January 
Eve/Hybrid: August 

Dual Enrollment: Start Date: January Start Only 


Day Hybrid: Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. 
Eve (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 
Eve (online): Monday, Wednesday, Friday 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. 

Dual Enrollment: Start Time: Junior Year 8am – 12pm; Senior Year 8am – 3:15pm 

Program Length:

 Full-Time Day Hybrid: 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 – (January – approximately 18 months to complete) 

OCP Points:


Course Number: PRN0098

Course Title: Practical Nursing Foundations 1

Length: 300 hours


Course Number: PRN0099

Course Title: Practical Nursing Foundations 2

Length: 300 hours

Course Number: PRN0290

Course Title: Medical Surgical Nursing 1

Length: 300 hours

Course Number: PRN0291

Course Title: Medical Surgical Nursing 2

Length: 300 hours

Course Number: PRN0690

Course Title: Comprehensive Nursing and Transitional Skills 

Length: 150 hours


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


Apply to MTC at

Email to request a virtual mandatory information session.

Program#H170607       CIP# 0351390101

Estimated Tuition, Lab, and Fees (day)


Additional Fees Due Prior to Pre-Admittance

Application Fee


Physical Exam and Immunizations

Price Varies

TEAS Entrance Examination


Background Check (All for Life)


Admissions Tracker


Out of Pocket Expenses

CastleBranch: Clinical Experience Check


Books and Uniforms

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


Uniform: ROYAL BLUE Scrub Top; ROYAL BLUE Scrub Pants with embroidery from
The Scrub Club

Estimate: $60.00

Exiting Requirements

Comprehensive Predictor Exam (Prep Exam for NCLEX)

Included in Lab Fees

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)


Additional Required Items (Outside Vendor)

* Uniforms: Royal Blue scrub pants and top will be worn each day. Scrub sets will have MTC program embroidery done by The Scrub Club: 8527 SR 70 East, Bradenton, FL 34202 (941) 755-9669. For classroom days the royal blue top may be worn with a royal blue scrub jacket. 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 non-porous and non-mesh material may be worn. Shoes must be closed toe and closet heel. Shoes must be kept clean. White socks only. Students must also have a watch with second hand, no smart watches.

Estimated Total Cost of Program


Uniforms may be covered for Pell eligible students once aid has been applied to all Tuition & Fee charges.

*How to order:
In the upper right hand corner, click on Group Sign-In
The code to log-in to MTC’s personal shopping page is MTC1 
The cost of the embroidery is already included on their scrub tops. We will embroider the program name based on the scrub color you choose.
 If purchasing Black or Teal Blue scrubs, please specify at checkout which program.

The Scrub Club: 8527 SR 70 East, Bradenton, FL 34202 (941) 755-9669. 

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.

Apply to MTC at
Email to request a virtual mandatory
information session.

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

Program Video

Testimonial Video

Program Facts

Job Placement Rate


On-time Completion Rate



Full-Time Day: 1350 hrs (11-13 mos);
Eve/Hybrid: 1350 hrs – 11 mos
DE: 18 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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