• Classes

    Anticpated Start Date
    Meeting Times

    7:30AM-1:30PM  Monday - Friday (Clinical hours vary)



    Course Info

    15 Months (1350 Clock Hours) Summer hours: Monday- Thursday 7:30 am - 2:45 pm Clinical times 6:45 am - 1:15 pm

    This program is approved by the Florida State Board of Nursing. 

    Licensure and Certification Disclosure 
    Consideration for admission requires that each PN Candidate register through ATI (Assessment Technologies Institute) to take and pass the TEAS test with a minimum score of 60%.  The TEAS test is offered on campus with testing dates announced on the Erwin website for our students' convenience.

    The PN Department announces ATI proctored testing dates post-graduation to be held on the last Friday of each month- unless otherwise noted by the Hillsborough County School Calendar to be a holiday. 

    The proctored test will be administrated at Erwin Technical College at 1p.m. Please email Sister Ann – Ann.Wiesen@hcps.net for  an appointment 

    Submission of those who achieve passing scores will take place within a week of receiving a passing score. 

    Practical Nursing Requirements 

    • Possess a standard U.S. high school diploma or GED from a school accredited by an approved accrediting association.  
    • TEAS Test 

    TEAS Test

    • TEAS test is required 
    • Cost $100.00, if taken at Erwin
    • Please visit www.atitesting.com for directions to register to take the TEAS. You may take the TEAS at a location of your choice.
    • A required minimum score of 60% or higher.  
    • The additional contact number for ATI is 1(800) 667-7531.

    Program Requirements

    • Physical examination/immunizations
    • Criminal background checks 
    • Random drug screenings

    Students entering all health programs with a clinical study requirement must submit to a criminal background check and random drug screenings at their own expense.

    If problems arise with the results of either the criminal background check or the drug screening, students will not be permitted to attend the clinical portion of the program which then results in program non-completion. 

    A history of felony convictions or substance abuse may adversely affect your ability to gain employment or take licensing exams in the medical profession. We encourage you to consider your personal history when making appropriate career choices.

    2023-2024 Curriculum Frameworks

    Program Description
    Instruction is designed to enable individuals to achieve instructional objectives in the following content areas: nursing skills, life span, nutrition, anatomy and physiology, medical nursing, surgical nursing, pediatric nursing, geriatric nursing, personal and community health, pharmacology, employability skills, leadership and human relations skills.

    Fifty percent of the training is spent in the clinical areas and includes: maternal and newborn, pediatrics, medical/surgical, and experience in extended care facilities.  Clinical placement is determined by the Coordinating Council, may begin as early as 6:30 am and include out of county facilities.

    Successful program completion prepares students for the National Council Licensure Examination for Florida (NCLEX). Students completing the program receive credits toward a Registered Nurse A.S. Degree at Hillsborough Community College or any community college in the statewide system. Please contact the colleges for additional information.  

    Employment/Career Opportunities 
    Graduates have been employed by many area nursing and rehabilitation centers, doctors' offices, dialysis centers, out patient clinics, the School District of Hillsborough County and Criminal Justice Systems.  Private duty through agencies or direct employment by a patient is also available.

    Salaries for graduates range from $16.66- $20.99 per hour.
    Source:  Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation, Labor Market Statistics

    How can I learn more about this career field?
    Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics

    and Occupational Outlook Handbook

    For questions regarding the program, please contact: Elizabeth2.martinez@hcps.net