PRACTICAL NURSING

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Applicants for this program must comply with the following admission requirements:

  • Present a valid picture ID.

  • United States citizen or an eligible non-citizen.

  • Complete an application for admissions.

  • Provide evidence of completion of a U.S. high school diploma or GED (General Equivalency Diploma). Documentation from another country must be accompanied by the corresponding translation and evaluation by a Florida-approved agency. Visit the list of approved credential evaluator agencies by the Florida Department of Education

  • Successfully complete an interview with the Director of Education.

  • Students must pass a HESI A2 entrance exam with a minimum composite score of 80.

  • A picture ID is required to take the exam. Cost: $75 (non-refundable; payment can be made by cash or credit card). Length of the test: Approximately 4 hours. Applicants with a low score may retake after two weeks. The maximum number of times the exam may be taken is 2 ($75 cost each time). For more information about the exam, visit www.evolve.elsevier.com

  • Physical (including TB Testing) - Students are required to have had a recent physical and received all required testing by an approved Physician or ARNP stating the prospective student is in good health and free of communicable diseases. The approximate cost is $100. The cost of TB testing may be greater if X-rays are required.

  • Electronic Fingerprinting (Background Check Level II) - Students are required to submit an electronic copy of their fingerprints as part of the admission requirements. Cost is included in the program price.

  • Submit 2 letters of reference. One of the references should be academic or employment related. Family members may not complete a reference letter. 

  • Applicants who are at least 16 but younger than 18 years of age may enroll under parental or legal guardian consent. A parent or legal guardian is required to sign the Enrollment Agreement.

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PRACTICAL NURSING
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