Practical Nursing (LPN) Program

Are you looking for practical nursing training classes in Central Florida that prepare you to become a licensed practical nurse (LPN)? Gwinnett Institute in Orlando offers a Practical Nursing diploma program that trains LPN students for positions delivering primary bedside care to patients.  The Practical Nursing diploma program provides the didactic and skills training needed to take the NCLEX-PN examination.*  The practical nursing program also includes a capstone course designed to prepare LPN graduates for this examination  using HESI/Saunders and Kaplan live reviews and outline models.  LPN courses create employment opportunities, including  entry-level practical nursing positions in long-term care facilities, nursing homes, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, urgent care facilities, occupational care centers, and physician offices.

The Practical Nursing Program includes training in the following topics:

  • Vocational Role and Functions for the Practical Nurse Coursework
  • Foundations and Fundamentals of Nursing Care
  • Infection Control
  • Body Structure and Function
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Personal and Family Care in Multiple Environments
  • Mental Health Concepts

*While Gwinnett Institute provides test preparation and review assistance to college students, it cannot guarantee any college student will be able to take or pass any licensure exam.  College students must be mindful throughout their entire school training program that licensure is a required pre-requisite for employment as a nurse and to diligently prepare themselves to meet this important requirement.

Gwinnett Institute offers practical nursing program courses to gain essential skills and training to achieve entry-level positions in the LPN career field. These courses will be the first step in starting a rewarding career. The courses covered in the LPN program include:

  • Fundamentals of Nursing
  • Pharmacology
  • Adult Medical Surgical Nursing
  • Maternal & Pediatric Nursing
  • Advanced Medical Surgical Nursing
  • Practical Nursing Capstone

Employment of licensed practical nurses (LPN) is projected to grow 5 percent from 2022 to 2032, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics**. After graduating from the Nursing diploma program and passing the NCLEX-PN licensure exam, nursing students will further their career to become licensed practical nurses. There is an overall need for LPNs in response to the aging baby boomer population. LPNs will be needed in hospitals, residential care facilities, long-term care facilities and in home to care for elderly patients. LPN program classes will teach licensed practical nurses how to manage, educate, and care for patients with chronic conditions including arthritis, Alzheimer’s, dementia, cancer, and diabetes. Classes will continue to teach licensed practical nurses how to monitor patients, check vitals, administer basic patient care, provide primary comfort, report patients’ status and keep records of patients’ health. LPNs report to RNs and physicians.


Please refer to the catalog for a listing of all courses in your program of interest.

While we do not guarantee employment, we provide continuous career services assistance upon graduation from your LPN diploma program.

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State Disclosure

Gwinnett Institute (License #4249) is licensed by the Commission for Independent Education of The Florida Department of Education, 325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1414, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400, (888) 224-6684. The Practical Nursing program is approved by the Florida Board of Nursing (License #NPPN-70-124).

Call us today or complete the “Request More Information” form at the top of the page to take the next step toward your new career in the Practical Nursing Field.