What is Practical Nursing Training?

Practical Nursing Training

When you enroll as a student in the Chancellor Institute Practical Nursing diploma program, you will learn field-specific subject matter such as medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, and Human Growth and Development, Nursing Pharmacology, and Nursing core classes. You will also experience clinical training in head to toe assessments, the nursing process, care planning, administer medications, start IV fluids, and many other clinical skills.

CI’s graduates of the 1350-hour Practical/Vocational nursing program are prepared as entry-level practitioners to provide nursing care for individuals with common health concerns. Additionally, the program is designed with structured settings under the direct supervision of some professional nurse or other legally credentialed personnel. Emphasis is placed on meeting the healthcare needs of adults as well as those who require assistance to maintain or restore optimum health. Finally, the practical nurse will be trained to provide or support the patient with physician-ordered directives and/or palliative care, enabling them to maintain the highest dignity when faced with terminal illnesses.

Diploma Program

Practical Nursing Training

15 months/64 weeks

  • Anatomy & Physiology.
  • Nutrition
  • Pharmacology for Nurses
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Fundamentals of Nursing
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • Mental Health Nursing
  • Medical Surgical Nursing I-II
  • Maternity & Newborn
  • Pediatrics
  • Leadership
  • Informatics
  • Basic Nursing Skills and Quality


Work Environments


Urgent Care Centers

Rehabilitation Centers

Acute Care Rehabilitation Hospitals

Assisted Living Facilities

Nursing Homes

Pediatric Extended Care Facilities

Private Care

Dialysis Centers

Physicians’ Offices all specialties

What is the job outlook as an LPN/LVN?

The employment of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses is projected to grow 9 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. As the baby-boom population ages, technological advancements, and the overall need for healthcare services is expected to increase. LPNs and LVNs will be needed in various healthcare facilities and in-home health environments to care for patients.

Over 65,000 LPNs/LVNs will be needed by year 2029. Bls.gov

Are we Accredited? Yes.

Chancellor Institute maintains the following accreditations, licensures, approvals and memberships. CI is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES.org), a national accrediting agency that is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education. Chancellor Institute is licensed by the Commission for Independent Education (CIE), Florida Department of Education. CI is approved by the Florida Board of Nursing, and the Florida Board of Pharmacy.

Disclosure Chancellor Institute’s Practical Nursing Program is the only program currently accredited under their Institutional Grant of Accreditation. The Pharmacy Technician, Medical Assistant, and Medical Administrative Assistant is not included in the Institutional Accreditation. All programs are licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education-FLDOE.