Program Overview

Practical Nursing prepares adult students for an exciting career as a practical nurse, lab assistant, pharmacy assistant, geriatric aide, or many health-related careers.

In this program, students learn practical nursing skills through classroom theory and clinical application. Knowledge and skills learned in the classroom are applied in clinical settings such as hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and long-term care facilities. Observational rotations are completed in physician offices, hospice and home health care settings. Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the National Council of State Boards Licensing Exam to become a Licensed Practical Nurse. The program is approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Career Opportunities

  • Medical Assistant
  • Certified Nurse Assistant
  • Certified Home Health Aide
  • Certified Medication Aide
  • Practical Nurse

Certifications

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

Student Organization

HOSA

Helpful Attributes & Abilities

  • Suggested grade levels before entering pro- gram: Math – 10.5, Reading – 11.0
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills
  • Positive attitude
  • Dependability
  • Teamwork
  • Problem-solving and critical thinking skills

Coursework

Program Length

Practical Nursing Diploma (Adult) – 1465 hours

Schedule

Fall & Spring Enrollment — 11 months, Monday through Friday classes. Full day scheduling.

Who Can Enroll

Adults

How To Enroll

Contact Lauren Walls, Enrollment Specialist, at 918.331.3291 or lauren.walls@tricountytech.edu.

Student Achievement Data*

  • Pass Rate on National Council Licensure Exam for Nurses (NCLEX)**: 87.50% 
  • Students Completing the Program: 96.97%
  • Related Job Placement = 93.02%
  • Average Wage of Graduate = $15.70
*Data are for students that completed the program during the 2015-2016 academic year.
**Jan.-Dec. 2016 cohort.

 

ACCREDITED BY:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) |  3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850  |  Atlanta, Georgia 30326  |  404-975-5000  |  www.acenursing.org
APPROVED BY:
Oklahoma Board of Nursing  |  2915 North Classen Suite 524  |  Oklahoma City, OK 73106  |  425-962-1800  |  www.ok.gov/nursing
Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education (ODCTE)  |  1500 West Seventh Avenue  |  Stillwater, Oklahoma 74074-4364  |  800-522-5810  |  www.okcareertech.org
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