Gulf Coast Community College
5230 West Highway 98
Panama City, Florida 32401
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Nursing Programs OfferedADN Programs
ADN Program Details
The purpose of the associate degree nursing program is to prepare students for eligibility to apply for the Registered Nurse National Council Licensing Examination.
The nursing program is fully approved by the Florida State Board of Nursing and accredited by the National League of Nursing and the Accrediting Commission. Institutional membership is maintained in the NLN Council of Associate Degree Programs and the Organization of Associate Degree Nursing.
Upon successful completion of the prescribed course of study, students receive an Associate in Science Degree in Nursing which enables them to apply for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN). Upon successful completion of this examination, the Registered Nurse (R.N.) License is received.
This program will articulate into a baccalaureate degree program in nursing at all universities in the State University System.
LPN Program Details
This program is designed to help the student qualify to obtain licensure in the State of Florida. The program consists of 1,350 hours of study. Upon completion of the program, the student will be eligible to take the NCLEX‐PN (National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses). The first two courses of this program qualify students to take the Certified Nursing Assistant examination. This program is available only at the Gulf/Franklin Center in Port St. Joe, Florida.
In this program the practical nurse student is prepared to give patient care under the supervision of a registered nurse or physician. The student will be exposed to skills and have knowledge necessary to give safe and effective care to patients in a variety of settings.
The Practical Nursing program is a selective admission, limited enrollment program. Admission to Gulf Coast State College does not imply acceptance into the Practical Nursing program.