Practical Nursing Palm Beach Curriculum

Practical Nurse Training at Cambridge Institute of Allied Health and Technology

The Practical Nursing diploma program at Cambridge College of Healthcare & Technology offers students the knowledge, training and clinical skills necessary to enter the nursing field. The program blends theoretical instruction and hands-on training in a number of nursing disciplines, including medical, surgical, obstetric, pediatric, and geriatric nursing. Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible to take the NCLEX-PN examination and seek entry-level employment in the nursing field.

The program covers a wide range of key topics to prepare students for lasting nursing careers, including:

  • Healthcare foundations
  • Medical terminology
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Legal aspects of nursing
  • Mental health basics
  • Medical nursing
  • Surgical nursing
  • Obstetric nursing
  • Pediatric nursing

The Practical Nursing diploma program is offered in 54 and 85-week sessions. Evening classes are also available.

The Knowledge and Training You Need to Hit the Ground Running

Students in the Practical Nursing diploma program at our Palm Beach campus gain valuable knowledge and skills through a number of delivery methods, including:

  • Classroom learning: Each of our classroom-based courses is led by an experienced instructor with a background in the medical field. This makes lectures more relatable, impactful and useful for every student.
  • Hands-on training: Students are given access to the latest in medical technology to learn career-building skills. This hands-on training prepares students to transition from the classroom to the nursing field as quickly and effectively as possible.
  • Clinical training: The program’s required clinical sessions expose students to real-world medical care situations and provide a glimpse into future careers. Clinical rotations are held at many of the Palm Beach area’s leading medical facilities.
  • Exam preparation activities: The certification examinations required for employment in the nursing field can cause anxiety for many students. Throughout the Practical Nursing program, students are given the tools and support needed to take the NCLEX-PN examination with confidence.

The programs course schedule includes:

Course Code Course Title Clock Hours
PN 100 Health Care Core 90
PN 102 Medical Terminology 40
PN 103 Anatomy and Physiology (Body Structure and Function) 100
PN 104 Human Growth and Development and Family 20
PN 105 Vocational Role and Function – Personal Communication: Interpersonal Relationships Skills 15
PN 106 Legal Aspects of Practice 15
PN 107 Nutrition 15
PN 108 Pharmacology and Administration of Medications 80
PN 109 Mental Health Concepts 30
PN-CL 109 Mental Health Concepts Clinical 65
PN 110 Community Health Concepts 20
PN-CL 110 Community Health Concepts – Public Health, Clinics, Public School System Clinical 50
PN 111 Geriatric Nursing 30
PN-CL 111 Geriatric nursing Clinical I 57
PN 112 Medical Nursing 75
PN-CL 112 Medical Nursing Clinical 144
PN 113 Surgical Nursing 75
PN-CL 113 Surgical Nursing Clinical 144
PN 114 Obstetric Nursing 35
PN-CL 114 Obstetric Nursing Clinical 64
PN 115 Pediatric Nursing 35
PN-CL 115 Pediatric Nursing Clinical 64
Total Clock Hours 1350
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In as little as 54 weeks, you can gain the knowledge, skills and training you need to start your nursing career. To learn more about the Practical Nursing program at our Palm Beach campus, contact an advisor today.