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Palm Beach State College Practical Nursing Program Electronic Information Session Spring 2017
Palm Beach State College
Practical Nursing Program
Electronic Information Session
Spring 2017
Enrollment Deadline: November 1, 2016
The Practical Nursing (PN) Program
An Overview
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The Practical Nursing Program at Palm Beach State is a twelve month program that
includes the following courses:
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HSC0003 (Introduction to Health Care Concepts)
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HSC0003L (Introduction to Health Care Concepts Lab)
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HCP0121C (Nursing Aid & Orderly Articulated)
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PRN0061C (Concepts of Fundamentals of Nursing1)
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PRN0062C (Concepts of Fundamentals of Nursing 2)
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PRN0063C (Concepts of Practical Nursing 1)
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PRN0069C (Concepts of Practical Nursing 2)
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PRN0064C (Transitions Into Practical Nursing)
Students who complete this program will have the following completion certificates:
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Practical Nursing (PN)
This program is approved by the Florida Board of Nursing. Students who complete this
program will be eligible to take the NCLEX-PN exam in order to receive their PN license in
the State of Florida.
The Practical Nursing (PN) Program
Program Hours and Expectations
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The program scheduled hours for class time are as follows:
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Monday through Thursday: Classroom Hours 8am – 4:30pm (Hybrid Courses)
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Clinical Hours 7am – 3:30pm (Some Friday and/or Saturday clinicals may be required.)
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The Practical Nursing program is considered a HYBRID COURSE (50% online and 50%
classroom experience); students must be comfortable with using a computer and
taking an online course on blackboard. Students must also have reliable access to a
computer and internet in order to be successful in the program.
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Clincials are scheduled in healthcare facilities throughout Palm Beach County.
Students may be assigned a clinical site anywhere in Palm Beach County. Students
are responsible for the transportation to a clinical site, so reliable transportation is
important to be successful in the program.
Requirements for the PN Program
Education and Admission Requirements
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The PN program’s Admissions Requirements are as follows:
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Complete a PSAV application on the Palm Beach State College website at:
www.palmbeachstate.edu/admissions/admissions-applications.
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Students must submit high school and/or college transcripts from all accredited institutions that they have
previously attended to the Admissions/Registration Office.
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Students who have a degree from an accredited university (Associates, Bachelors, Masters) are not required
to submit high school transcripts if their college transcripts are already on file with the Admissions/Registration
Office.
Student has to attempt TABE OR qualify for TABE Exemption.
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All scores are valid for two years after the date the test was taken.
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Students must achieve 11th grade Reading, Language, and Total Math to complete the Practical Nursing
program. Students are required to achieve this passing score on the TABE by the end of the Practical Nursing
program.
Complete the HESI A2 exam.
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See slide four and five for HESI exam information.
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Complete the electronic information session quiz at the end of this presentation with an 100%.
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Complete and submit the PN Application to the Admission/Registration Office by the Application
Deadline.
The HESI Admission Assessment (A2) Exam
Information on Exam Procedures
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The HESI exam covers the following (nine) sections:
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Reading Comprehension
Grammar
Vocabulary and General Knowledge
Biology
Chemistry
Anatomy & Physiology
Math
Learning Style Inventory
Personality Traits Profile
The HESI exam replaced the TEAS exam starting in the Spring 2016 application
period. Students who wish to be considered for the PN application pool must make a
cumulative score of at least 75 on all sections (the composite score), and a score of
at least a 75 on the Math section of the exam.
The HESI A2 Exam (Continued)
Information on Exam Procedures
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The HESI exam may be taken every 61 days, up to three times in a calendar year.
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A student’s HESI exam score is valid for up to two years after the date it was taken.
Students at the Palm Beach Gardens, Belle Glade, and Boca Raton campuses must make
appointments with the Testing Centers of their respective campuses in order to take the
HESI exam. Students at the Lake Worth campus are able to walk-in to take the HESI exam at
the Lake Worth Testing Center, providing they arrive at the Testing Center before 2:00pm on
their desired testing day.
The cost of the HESI exam is $60.00 and must be paid on the day of testing.
Students must review complete the Testing Center’s Student Registration Requirements
regardless of which campus they intend to take the exam at.
The method recommended to study for the HESI exam is the HESI Admission Assessment
Exam Review study guide (available at most bookstores and online).
Students can also review these HESI exam practice questions, or register for the following
courses for HESI exam preparation:
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NRO0161-Hesi Admission Exam Review Language Arts
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NRO0162 – Hesi Admission Exam Review Math/Science
The Practical Nursing Program
Point System for Applicant Selection
Selection into the Practical Nursing Program follows a point system based on the following criteria:
Requirement
Score/Requirement Needed for Points
Points Earned
HESI Exam Score
96-100
10
91-95
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86-90
8
81-85
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76-80
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75
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Up to 29 college credits
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30 or more college credits or AS-AA Degree
2
Bachelor’s Degree
3
Master’s Degree or Higher
4
Program Completers
Completion of a Health Occupation program from a regionally accredited school with a minimum of
150 clock hours. (Must provide official completion certificate in order to receive credit.)
2
Strategies for Program Success
Seminar (VPI0400)
Complete with an (S) Satisfactory in order to receive credit.
2
Active Duty and Veterans
Active duty service member or a military veteran (The applicant must submit a copy of the DD214
with honorable discharge with application.)
1
Education
Total Possible Points
19
The Practical Nursing Program
Applicant Selection
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Meeting all of the minimal requirements does not guarantee acceptance into
the Practical Nursing Program.
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Students will be notified approximately two weeks after the application deadline
date if they are accepted. All students will be contacted through their Palm
Beach State student e-mail accounts.
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Students can also verify the status of their applications by visiting their limited
access page located on their student Pantherweb Account.
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If a student is not selected for the Practical Nursing Program for this application
cycle, the student must re-apply and re-take the electronic information session
quiz during the next cycle in order to be considered again in the applicant pool.
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Applications do not roll over to the next application cycle.
Program Costs
Practical Nursing Program Courses
LPN Courses
Course Contact Hours
HSC0003 (Introduction to Health Care Concepts)
78
HSC0003L (Introduction to Health Care Concepts Lab)
12
HCP0121C (Nursing Aid & Orderly Articulated)
75
PRN0061C (Concepts of Fundamentals of Nursing 1)
195
PRN0062C (Concepts of Fundamentals of Nursing 2)
200
PRN0063C (Concepts of Practical Nursing 1)
295
PRN0069C (Concepts of Practical Nursing 2)
295
PRN0064C (Transitions Into Practical Nursing)
200
Total Contact Hours:
1350
The cost (per contact hour)for an in-state student is $2.78 for the 2016-2017 school year. Out-ofState cost (per contact hour) is $10.91.
Please visit the Finance Office website for more information regarding course fees.
Program Costs
Practical Nursing Program Additional Cost Estimates
Program Required Items
Cost (Estimate)
Textbooks
$800.00
Uniforms/Misc.
$200.00
Liability/Medical Insurance
(Included in Course Fees)
$90.00
Pre-Admission Medical/Background Screenings
$500.00
Total Additional Program Costs:
$1590.00
All of the above figures are estimates for the required additional books, uniforms, and
documentation for the program. Please be advised that these are estimates and cost can
fluctuate based on the vendors prices.
The Practical Nursing(LPN) Program
Scholarships, Financial Aid, and the Tuition Payment Plan
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The Practical Nursing program is eligible to receive financial aid, and
there are scholarship opportunities available through Palm Beach
State College’s Foundation Office or through outside agencies.
Please visit the Financial Aid website for more information on the
application process and to apply for aid.
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The Foundation Office at Palm Beach State would have information on
all scholarships offered at Palm Beach State. You would need to apply
and complete their scholarship requirements to see if you qualify.
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Outside agencies, like CareerSource, provide financial assistance and
scholarships to students who meet their eligibility requirements. You
would need to contact these agencies directly for more information.
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Students can also register for the Tuition Payment Plan on their student
Pantherweb portal to pay for their classes in increments.
Requirements for the PN Program
Medical and FDLE Requirements
After a student is accepted into the Practical Nursing Program, they are required to complete the
following Medical and FDLE Requirements:
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Competed Medical Exam form with a physical completed by a licensed physician, physician assistant, or nurse
practitioner.
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Medical form required proof of the following:
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Proof that you do not have active TB: PPD results or Chest X-ray. (PPD must be completed within the year)(Chest x-ray must be
completed within the last two years)
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Titers (bloodwork) or shot records showing that you have immunity to Rubeola (Measles), Rubella (German Measles), and
Varicella (Chickenpox). RESULTS (BLOODWORK OR SHOT RECORDS) MUST HAVE BEEN COMPLETED WITHIN THE LAST 10 YEARS.
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Shot Record (within last 10 years) showing proof that you have received a Tetanus Pertussis shot.
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Proof of a flu shot (during flu season: August-March)
Completed Level I Background and Drug screen. (Completed through CastleBranch Student Portal)
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Please review the Background/Drug Screen Requirements needed for students to be eligible for the program.
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Students are encouraged to check with the Board of Nursing at (850) 245-4125 if you have questions regarding
your background/FDLE with Florida’s certification requirements.
Completed Level II Fingerprinting. (Completed through CastleBranch Student Portal)
All records will be sent directly to the Clinical Coordinator and will be kept in a confidential file. These files will not be part of the student’s
college records.
Looking to the Future
Palm Beach State’s Nursing Programs
Academic Progression Pipeline in Nursing
at Palm Beach State
It Pays to attend Palm Beach State:
Academic Progression
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Palm Beach State’s Nursing programs are dedicated to training
students in the nursing professions at every level of their nursing
career. This is why we have streamlined all of our Nursing programs
to better help the student progress.
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What does this mean to you? Well, as you progress through our
Nursing Academic Progression Pipeline, you will receive the
necessary skills and training that we expect from a Palm Beach
State Nursing Graduate, as well as benefits to continue your
schooling at Palm Beach State.
The Practical Nursing Program
Program Admission Checklist
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The deadline for the Spring 2017 application period is November 1, 2016.
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If an application deadline falls on the weekend (Saturday and/or Sunday), the application
deadline is extended to the next business day.
Students must submit the following information to the Admission/Registration Office (PG
119) in order to be eligible by the deadline.
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A completed Application with any supplemental documentation.
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Supplemental documentation includes:
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A completed 100% Information Session quiz printout.
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A program Completion Certificate from a Health Occupations Program (if applicable).
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A copy of your DD214 with honorable discharge (Active Duty and Military Veterans ONLY).
Students must also have complete and valid HESI A2 and TABE (if applicable) exam scores on
file with the Admission/Registration by the deadline.
Students who have not already done so, must make sure that their declared major is
the Practical Nursing Program (Program Code: 5234) before registering for ANY PN
classes. In order to change your major, you must submit a Program Objective Change
form to the Admission/Registration Office.
Program Contact Information
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Clinical Coordinator, LPN/PCA: Amanda Sherrill
Phone: 561-868-3537
E-mail: [email protected]
Office: ETA 234
PN Information Session Quiz and
Live Chat Session Information
Please click on the Information Session Quiz link to complete the quiz.
You must receive an 100% in order to get credit for attending this electronic
information session. You must log-in with your first and last name and passcode in
order to gain access to the quiz. The passcode is: PalmBeachStatePN
We also have a Live Chat Link (located on the website) with Ms. Sherrill for students
who still have additional questions regarding the PN program and need one-on-one
assistance.
Live Chat will be available on Thursdays between 2:00pm-4:00pm. Any Live Chat
cancelations will be posted on the PN website.
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