Seminole State will no longer offer a Practical Nursing Program as of May 2014. Students who have this program plan are encouraged to visit with the career program advisors to determine other programs that meet their educational goals. The career program advisors can be reached at:
Students enter the Practical Nursing (LPN) Program each January. Student schedules will vary each term, with lectures and labs being held between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. throughout the week. Days on which students have clinicals can start as early as 6:30 a.m. and last eight to 10 hours. There is the possibility of a weekend clinical. Students will be scheduled for lectures, labs and clinicals four or five days per week. It is the student's responsibility to arrange transportation and childcare during clinical hours.
How to Apply
Complete the following steps to apply to Seminole State's Practical Nursing Program:
- Apply to Seminole State College. You must complete the steps for admission as a degree-seeking student at Seminole State College before you can be considered for admission into a limited-access nursing program. For more information on Seminole State's application procedures, visit the Admissions Office home page.
- Have all official high school, college and AP/IB/CLEP transcripts sent to: Seminole State College, Records Office, 100 Weldon Boulevard, Sanford, FL 32773.
- Review the Practical Nursing (LPN) information packet and the nursing home page for admissions criteria, course sequences and program requirements. Bring additional questions to your mandatory information session, described in step 4.
- Attend a mandatory nursing information session. You cannot apply to a Seminole State nursing program without attending an information session. You will receive important application information and instructions during your session.
- Take the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS®, version V).
- The TEAS® is offered on a walk-in basis at Seminole State's Assessment and Testing Center. Visit the Assessment and Testing website for testing hours and locations.
- You can prepare for the test using a TEAS®, version V study manual and/or the online practice assessment found on the Assessment Technologies Institute website. The study manual is available in Seminole State's bookstores and libraries.
- You must earn at least a 65 percent adjusted individual total score before you can be considered for admission into the Practical Nursing Program.
- Scores are valid for two years.
- A maximum of three attempts is permitted within a 12-month period.
- You must allow 31 days between retakes.
- Complete and submit your nursing program application packet to the Admissions Office by the stated deadline. It is your responsibility to ensure that all admissions requirements have been met, so be sure to follow the application instructions carefully. The Nursing Department does not keep a waiting list from year to year. If you are not admitted to a nursing program on your first attempt, you must submit a new application during the next application period.
- Submit to a criminal background check. All students entering a healthcare program with a clinical component are required to complete a criminal background check after admission. Students must be free of offenses that could potentially disqualify them from working in a healthcare environment (Florida Statute 400.211). Admission into clinicals is at the discretion of the clinical agencies.