Practical Nursing

Program Overview

Practical Nursing (LPN) prepares adult students for an exciting career as a practical nurse, certified nurse 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, longterm care facilities, as well as physician offices, hospice, and home health care settings.

“Getting into nursing school and getting my LPN through TCT was a defining moment of my life. Thanks to TCT I now have an LPN license, make more money than I’ve ever made, and I’m debt free after completing my degree!” – Malori T., 2019


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).

Schedule & Coursework


For January enrollment, please apply by October 9, 2020.

January 2021 Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm
1463 Total Hours Cost: $4500* Student Resources

*includes all student fees, books, scrubs, and skills supplies


Certified Nurse Aide | CNA:

140 Hours | Cost: $799

Start your healthcare career as a CNA in just a few short weeks! As a certified nursing assistant, you will have an opportunity to work in a variety of environments. Nursing homes, hospitals, adult daycare centers, personal homes, and assisted living facilities all require nursing aides to act as a helpful liaison between the RN or LPN and the patient.

Program Coursework

Long Term Care 75 hours
Introduction to Nursing 45 hours
Anatomy & Physiology 120 hours
Medical Terminology 45 hours
Pharmacology & Intravenous Therapy Skills 66 hours
Fundamentals of Nursing 160 hours
Clinical I 80 hours
Clinical II* 224 hours

Career Opportunities

Physicians Office Long Term Care Skilled Nursing Facilities
Correctional Facilities Public Schools Home Health
Hospice Hospitals Insurance Companies
Travel Agencies Pharmaceutical Sales Adult Day Services
Military Public or Community Health Outpatient Surgery
Private Duty Government (Civil Service) Occupational Health

Practical Nursing Handbook

PN Handbook – Section I-III

Application Process | 200 Points Possible

Steps One & Two must be completed by October 9, 2020.

Step One: Application & Assessment | 100 Points

a) Apply online or in-person at Tri County Tech.

b) Complete the Accuplacer assessment at the Tri County Tech Assessment Center:

  • Assessment registration can be completed at here
  • Assessment walk-ins are accepted every Tuesday or Thursday between 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Cost: $20.00 (cash, check, or charge)
  • 65 Questions (20 Reading, 20 Arithmetic, 25 Writing)
  • No Time Limit
  • Scores within previous 12 months accepted
  • ACT within the previous 12 months may be substituted
  • Students may reassess to improve scores, the first reassessment is free, any additional attempts are $10.00
  • The Accuplacer assessment practice site is available for free (use next-gen reading, arithmetic, and writing)
  • c) Applicants will be asked to compile a packet of information which includes:

  • Official high school transcript or GED scores
  • Official college transcripts (if applicable)
  • Resume
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Evidence of Status Form (will be provided): Must be signed and notarized along with a supporting document
  • Proof of CNA Certification: To be accepted into the LPN program, candidates must have a valid CNA certification
  • Step Two: Applicant Packet | 40 Points

    You will need to compile a packet of information which includes:

  • Official high school transcript
  • Official college transcript (if applicable)
  • Resume
  • Three letters of reccommendation
  • Evidence of status form (will be provided)
  • Documantation of previous medical experience
  • Step Three: Interview | 60 Points

    The top 30-35 applicants, based on assessment and packet points, will receive an email and/or letter asking them to schedule an interview with a panel at Tri County Tech. The interview consists of both oral and written components.

    If you have any questions about the LPN Application Process, please contact:
    Kyle Ppool | 918.331.3240 |

    Accredited & Approved By:

    1 of 8 nationally accredited Practical Nursing Programs in the state.

    Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) |  3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850  |  Atlanta, Georgia 30326  |  404.975.5000  |

    Approved: Oklahoma Board of Nursing  |  2915 North Classen Suite 524  |  Oklahoma City, OK 73106  |  425.962.1800  |

    Approved: Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education (ODCTE)  |  1500 West Seventh Avenue  |  Stillwater, Oklahoma 74074-4364  |  800.522.5810  |

    2018 Program Data:

    NCLEX Pass Rate: 87.88%
    Job Placement Rate: 94%
    Program Completion Rate: 74%

    College Credit

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    Kyle Ppool - Recruitment Specialist

    Meet Kyle.

    He’s our Outreach & Enrollment Specialist. He’s a master at helping students find their perfect Tri County program. Kyle also works with local businesses in Bartlesville to help students apply to Tri County Tech.

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    Laci Davis - Student Financial Specialist

    Meet Laci.

    She is our Student Financial Specialist who will work with you on setting up Financial Assistance for those who qualify. It is available through our Foundation for Full-Time & Flex classes, as well as some Fast Track programs.

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