Walton Career Development Center
761 North 20th Street
Defuniak Springs, Florida 32433
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LPN Program Details
This program is designed to prepare students for a career in the field of Practical Nursing and to provide educational paths to enter into the workforce with a vocational education, which will aide them in completing their role as a Practical Nurse. This program is offered under the direction and approval of the State Board of Education and Florida Board of Nursing. This entitles our graduates to be eligible to take the Florida State Board examination for Practical Nurses. The average length of the program is 1350 hours or approximately one year with 675 hours of theoretical instruction and 675 hours of clinical experience. The content of the program consists of, but is not limited to, theoretical instruction and clinical experience in the field of medical-surgical, pediatric, geriatric, and obstetric nursing; theoretical instruction and clinical experience in areas of long and short term facilities; theoretical instruction and clinical application of vocational role and function; personal, family, and community health concepts; nutrition and human growth development over the life span; body structure and function; interpersonal relationship skills and mental health concepts; pharmacology and the administration and calculation of medications; legal aspects and current issues in nursing. The basic requirements for admission into this program include: completion of at least four years of high school or the equivalence thereof (GED), physical clearance from a qualified physician, complete and successfully pass two entrance exams, have no weight lifting restrictions, and be able to read, write, and speak the English language.