This program prepares graduates for employment as licensed practical nurses. The program includes but is not limited to theoretical instruction, clinical experience, and Clinical Simulation in: medical-surgical nursing, pharmacology and medication administration, geriatric and long-term care nursing, and obstetrical and pediatric nursing. Graduates are eligible to take the NCLEX-PN state board examination to become licensed practical nurses. The Practical Nursing Program is open to all persons who meet the following requirements:
- Applicants must present evidence of a high school diploma or GED.
- Applicants who do not have a high school diploma, high school certification, or GED and are 18 years of age or older must demonstrate the ability to learn from the program of instruction. Applicants must pass the TABE Basic Skills Exit Requirements: Reading 11, Math 11, Language 11.
- Provide evidence of good physical and mental health (through evidence of a physical performed by a licensed healthcare provider).
- Provide evidence of meeting immunization requirements by providing a negative urine drug screening, evidence that you are free of active tuberculosis, and have immunizations for measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella.
- Provide evidence of Florida Department of Law Enforcement Level 2 Background Check and Drug Screen.
- Provide proof of current certification by the American Heart Association or American Red Cross Affiliated Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) card with Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers.
- TEAS OR HESI A2 (Nursing Entrance) Test – Total adjusted score of 70% or higher. *(limited to 3 tries in one year).
- Interview with the Program Director.
The Application Process
The application for admissions process is as follows:
- Complete an admissions application.
- Complete a personal interview with a school representative.
- Tour the school facilities.
- When necessary, take the TABE and/or the TEAS test.
- Receive and read all required pre-enrollment disclosures.
- Drug Free School Disclosure
- Read the Enrollment Agreement
- Make financial arrangement to cover tuition and fees
Upon completion of the application process, the school will consider the prospective student’s application in totality. Once accepted, the applicant will be responsible for arrangements for tuition payments, signing the Enrollment Agreement, and paying for the criminal background check and registration fees. Once the Enrollment Agreement has been signed, the student will be required to attend a comprehensive orientation held prior to the first day of class. Prospective students who were denied admission, and would like to view their file, may submit a written request. Access to view the file will be granted within 24 to 48 hours of the request.
Tests of Adult Basic Education (TABE)
TABE is a computerized reading, mathematics, and language basic skills exam, which takes approximately two hours to complete. The TABE is offered by appointment. The initial cost of the TABE assessment is covered in the application fee.
Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)
The TEAS test, or the Test of Essential Academic Skills, is a pre-admittance test administered through the Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) Nursing Education which takes approximately four hours to complete. The TEAS is offered by appointment. The initial cost of the TEAS assessment is covered in the application fee. The TEAS test covers material that students are expected to have acquired from their secondary education in the following areas:
- Reading: 64 minutes Areas assessed include key ideas and details; craft and structure; and integration of knowledge and ideas.
- Mathematics: 54 minutes. Areas assessed include numbers, algebra and data interpretation and measurement.
- Science: 63 minutes. Areas assessed include human anatomy and physiology; life and physical sciences; and scientific reasoning.
- English: 28 minutes. Areas assessed include conventions of standard English, knowledge of language and vocabulary acquisition.
Licensure for Practical Nurse by Examination
The requirements for licensure by examination include:
- Graduation from a Florida approved or accredited nursing education program.
- Graduation from an Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited nursing program that has been issued an NCLEX code by NCSBN.
- Graduation from a nursing education program that is approved or recognized by the jurisdiction in which it is based and that has been issued an NCLEX code by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN).
- Graduation from a military nursing education program that has been issued an NCLEX code by NCSBN.
- Graduation from a generic Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) or higher program that has been issued an NCLEX code by NCSBN.
- Graduation from a non-NCSBN jurisdiction, i.e. Puerto Rico, or international nursing education program that the board determines to be equivalent to an approved program (NON-NCSBN/International Grads)
Upon satisfactory completion of this program, graduates will receive a certificate from DOXA Academy when they:
- Complete each required course / meet each course’s minimum standards in addition to obtaining an overall CGPA of 70% or higher and satisfy all financial obligations.
- At this time, special recognition awards will be issued to students in recognition of outstanding performance.
- This program prepares graduates for employment as licensed practical nurses. The program includes but is not limited to theoretical instruction and clinical experience and Clinical Simulation in: medical-surgical nursing, pharmacology and medication administration, geriatric and long-term care nursing, and obstetrical and pediatric nursing. Graduates are eligible to take the NCLEX-PN state board examination to become licensed practical nurses.