Practical Nursing Diploma

Ready to make a difference on a daily basis in a field with amazing growth potential? A career as a practical nurse can give you that and so much more.

At Daytona College, You will Get

Real-World Experience

Just like many careers in the healthcare industry, the future job prospects for practical nurses is expected to grow at a much faster than average rate.

The Practical Nursing Diploma program at Daytona College is helping meet the demand, by offering comprehensive training that prepares you for a career as a practical nurse. As a student in the program, you’ll have the support of experienced, caring instructors who share their real-world expertise. But you’ll also gain valuable, hands-on experience in real clinical settings at fully operational healthcare facilities.

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What You’ll Learn

Students in the Practical Nursing Diploma program learn to provide the highest level of nursing care from patient assessment to evaluation, in a variety of culturally diverse settings. Graduates of the program are able to demonstrate essential critical thinking and interpersonal communication skills, as well as an understanding of the legal ethical boundaries of professional practice as a licensed practical nurse. Coursework includes:

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Nursing fundamentals
  • Medical surgical nursing
  • Pediatrics
  • Community nursing
  • Mental health nursing

Potential Career Paths

Practical nursing graduates can work in many different healthcare environments:


Physician's Offices

Nursing Facilities

Home health care

Military nursing

Travel nursing


With a curriculum that includes instruction in theory, laboratory and clinical training, the program is designed to prepare graduates for the NCLEX licensure exam. The graduate must pass the NCLEX-PN to become licensed and work as a practical nurse.

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Whether you’re just starting to think about a career or looking to change your current work situation, Daytona College offers a focused career education to get you trained and ready to start a new career.