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Practical Nursing

NEXT CLASS BEGINS April 28, 2022 (followed by July 13, 2022)  (Click here for more information)


Program Description:

Do you want to make a real difference in the lives of others?  It is time to consider a career as a nurse!  Whether in a hospital setting, doctor’s office or private duty, nurses have moved beyond the role of being the doctor’s assistant.  Today’s nurses are responsible for encouraging the health of individuals and families, and play an essential role in the physical and emotional care of patients.  Become part of this century’s highly respected and sought-after profession.  The opportunities are endless, and McFatter’s Practical Nursing program is the place the start!  Theory, laboratory, simulation, and clinical experiences are integrated into the curriculum providing an opportunity to learn.


Program Information:

PRN0098 Practical Nursing Foundation 1 300 Hrs.
PRN0099 Practical Nursing Foundation 2 300 Hrs.
PRN0290 Medical Surgical Nursing 1 300 Hrs.
PRN0291 Medical Surgical Nursing 2 300 Hrs.
PRN0690 Comprehensive Nursing and Transitional Skills 150 Hrs.

Additional Information:

COMPLETION RATE (2017-18) 80%
PLACEMENT RATE (2016-17) 90%

Admissions Requirements:

  • Applicants must have a standard high school diploma or GED®.
  • Schedule the TABE  or provide official documentation for a TABE Exemption to your program counselor
  • Schedule the ATI TEAS ($68) with your program counselor or provide official documentation for an exemption. Click here for information about our TEAS Preparation course and the ATI TEAS test dates.
  • Schedule an appointment with your program counselor for a program specific orientation.
  • Applicants must complete a physical examination report, immunization record, drug screening (approved vendor only), and background check (approved vendor only).
  • Register for classes during open enrollment.

Please be advised that registration runs on a first come, first served basis.  For additional information, please contact the Office of Admissions at (754) 321-5700.


Program Hours and Schedule:

1350 Hours / 12 Months / Traditional

Monday – Thursday, 7:00 am – 3:00 pm

This program is offered five times per year. 


Industry Certification and Licensure:

National Licensed Practical Nurse (NCLEX-PN)


Employment Opportunities:

  • Physician Offices
  • Outpatient Care Facilities
  • Home Health Care
  • Nursing Homes
  • Nursing Care Facilities


This program is accredited by:

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Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN)


3390 Peachtree Road NE

Suite 1400

Atlanta, GA 30326

Phone: 404.975.5000

Fax: 404.975.5020

For additional information about national and program accreditation, contact the institution.


Program Costs:

Florida Resident Tuition $3,780.00
Out of State Tuition $15,120.00
Registration, Activity, Lab, Test, Insurance, and Trust Fees $777.00
Books / Supplies $1,164.00
Industry Certification & State Credential Exam Costs $465.00
Florida Resident Total Cost $6,186.00
Out of State Total Cost $17,526.00

Fees are based on the number of class days according to the Broward County Public Schools calendar. Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice.


For additional information, please contact the Office of Admissions Counselor for Practical Nursing:


Rachel Victor, Certified School Counselor


(754) 321-5753 or [email protected]