Nursing Bridge


Nursing Assistant

*Must complete as a Junior in High School.

Tri County Tech’s Nursing Assistant program allows you to put your best foot forward into a rewarding healthcare career. The one-year program has been developed, in cooperation with medical professionals, to educate students with clinical experiences. You will have hands-on training as a High School Junior to become a certified nursing assistant. Upon the completion of the program, you will be qualified to take the state certification exam necessary for entry-level employment as a CNA. The Program focuses on the study of medical terminology, infection control, medical law and ethics, vital signs, CPR, first aid, and employability skills.

Program Overview

Continue to accelerate your nursing career with our Nursing Bridge program! Tailored for high school seniors who have completed our Nursing Assistant program and are eager to fast-track their entry into Practical Nursing. This one-year program, developed in collaboration with healthcare professionals, offers hands-on clinical experience and saves you over $1,000 compared to traditional routes. Graduate equipped with practical skills, ready to excel in diverse healthcare settings. Elevate your passion for nursing – join our Nursing Bridge program, where your journey accelerates, skills flourish, and a bright future in healthcare awaits!

* Upon completion, students can apply 810 hours towards the required 1463 hours in our Adult Practical Nursing program.

Program Courses

Introduction to Nursing
Fundamentals of Nursing
Pharmacology & IV Therapy
Clinical I
Clinical II

High School Credit

1 Internship Credit & 3 Elective Credits

Career Opportunities

Physicians Office
Long Term Care
Skilled Nursing Facilities
Correctional Facilities
Public Schools
Home Health
Insurance Companies

Career Data

Our Placement Rate 95%
Average Hourly Earnings* $23.94
Entry Level Education no degree

*Information provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Data.

Accredited & Approved By:

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

The Practical Nursing program at Tri County Technology Center located in Bartlesville is accredited by the:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326
404.975.5000  |

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Practical Nursing program is continuing accreditation.

You may view the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program here.

Approved: Oklahoma Board of Nursing
Physical Address
2501 Lincoln Blvd., Suite 207
Oklahoma City, Ok 73105

US Postal Delivery
P.O. Box 52926
Oklahoma City, Ok 73152

Phone: 405.962.1800 or 405.962.1832
Fax: 405.962.1821

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

Student Information

Annual OBN NCLEX Pass Rate

2023 Annual OBN NCLEX Pass Rate for first-time testers: 89.74%

  • Jan 2023-December 2023 Pass Rate for first-time testers: 100%
  • August 2022-May 2023 Pass Rate for first-time testers: 94%

Completion & Retention Rate

2023 Completion & Retention Rate: 92.73%

Student Organizations

Health Occupations Students of America | HOSA

HOSA is an international career and technical student organization endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Science Technology Education Division of ACTE. HOSA’s mission is to empower HOSA-Future Health Professionals to become leaders in the global health community through education, collaboration, and experience. To learn more, visit

College Credit

Oklahoma Wesleyan University and Tri County Tech are committed to providing high-quality educational programs to their constituencies. Pre-Nursing students can earn college credit toward a college degree through the OKWU Prep program. To learn more about the OKWU Prep program, visit

To learn about college credit opportunities, visit below or

Have Questions?

Reach out to Braden.

He’s our High School Student Success Advisor. He’s a master at helping students find their perfect Tri County Tech program. Braden works with the counselors at our partner schools to help students apply to Tri County Tech.

Braden is available to answer any program and application questions you may have! Ask your counselor about Tri County Tech programs today.

Braden Schovanec
High School Student Success Advisor

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