Practical Nursing

Practical Nursing (PN) Program strives to provide students with an educational experience that is cutting edge and industry driven.  The students are challenged to integrate critical thinking and clinical judgement to make valid nursing decisions in providing client care.  The PN Program proceeds at a fast pace and needs the students to be self-disciplined and active learners.

Practical Nursing Program Details

Who can Attend: Adults/High School-Post Secondary
Total Hours Required: 1463 clock hours
Financial Aid Eligibility: This program is eligible for financial aid such as Pell Grant, Work Investment Act (WIA), Oklahoma Tuition Aid Program (OTAG), Vocational Rehab, and Physicians Manpower Scholarships.
Salary Range for Graduates: In Oklahoma can earn an average of $44,920 per year (or $21.59 per hour).
Licensure/Certificate:
  • National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX) for Practical Nursing to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
Entrance Requirements: Due to limited enrollment, a selective admission process is used.  Specific criteria are listed in the PN Application Packet, which can be accessed below.  All applicants must have a current nurse aide certificate or have taken and passed a nurse aide course within the last 5 years.  Also required is a high school diploma, GED, or a state issued high school equivalency document.
Cost:

Tuition = $3,657.50 for in-district students and $7,315 for out-of-district students

Curriculum, Uniforms, Lab Fees, Background Checks, Drug Screens, Professional Liability Insurance, Computer, are also fees that vary each year.

Accreditation:

Oklahoma Department of Career and Technical Education
1500 West Seventh Avenue, Stillwater, OK 74074
1-405-377-2000
www.okcareertech.org

Approved by:

Oklahoma Board of Nursing
2915 N. Classen Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73106
1-45-962-1800
www.ok.gov/nursing

Career Major

Practical Nurse -- 1,463 Hours

Course is available for Adults

In-District Tuition Cost $3,657.50 -- Out-of-District Tuition cost $7,315 -- Institutional Scholarships may be available

Additional Practical Nursing Information

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Christy May
Practical Nursing Coordinator
580-562-3181 Ext. 264
Email:  cmay@westtech.edu

Lisa Scott-Holman
Practical Nursing Instructor
580-562-3181 Ext. 251
Email:  lscott@westtech.edu

Shelby Gladd
Practical Nursing Instructor
580-562-3181 Ext. 252
Email:  sgladd@westtech.edu

Ann Worthington
Practical Nursing Secretary
580-562-3181 Ext. 262
Email:  aworthington@westtech.edu