American Health Institute


Practical Nurse program is designed to prepare individuals to provide nursing care to clients in Nursing Homes and other comparable health agencies as practical nurses and is approved by the Florida State Board of Nursing. Upon satisfactory completion of the prescribed course work, a graduate is eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (CAT NCLEX PN) in accordance with regulations set forth in the Nurse Practice Act. Employment change. Employment of LPNs is expected to grow by 21 percent between 2008 and 2018, much faster than the average for all occupations, in response to the long-term care needs of an increasing elderly population and the general increase in demand for health care services.

The SOC and CIP codes for Practical Nurse are SOC 29-2061, CIP 51.3901.

+Candidates must pass an entrance exam prior to enrolling in the program. A completed Physical Examination Report, Background check, Drug Screening test and Professional Liability Insurance are required for this course. Median annual wages of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses were $39,030 in May 2008. The middle 50 percent earned between $33,360 and $46,710. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $28,260, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $53,580. Median annual wages in the industries employing the largest numbers of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in May 2008 were: Employment services $44,690 Nursing care facilities 40,580 Home health care services 39,510 General medical and surgical hospitals 38,080 Offices of physicians 35,020.