Practical Nursing

This career major prepares the student to become a licensed practical nurse, an important member of the health care team who works under the supervision or direction of a registered nurse, licensed physician or dentist. Students will learn the role of the LPN and how to care for a variety of patients including geriatric, pediatric, oncology, and medical surgical. Students will learn how to identify patient problems, identify appropriate interventions and evaluate nursing care. Graduates of this career major will be eligible take the NCLEX-PN and become licensed through the Board of Nursing. Referral from a college partner is required for admission to the 1+1 career major.

Students in the 1+1 major must have already completed college level courses in Medical Terminology and Anatomy & Physiology.

Career Major Length 1513.00 Total
Course Title Hours
Academic Life Skills 15.00
Core Medical Terminology 45.00
Technical Anatomy and Physiology
Long-Term Care (LTC) 108.00
Introduction into Nursing 40.00
Fundamentals of Nursing 160.00
Clinical I Basic Nursing 80.00
Pharmacology and Intravenous Therapy Skills 66.00
Maternal Newborn Nursing 40.00
Pediatric Nursing 40.00
Mental Health Nursing 40.00
Medical Surgical Nursing I 102.00
Clinical II Medical Surgical Nursing Part I
Medical Surgical Nursing II
Clinical III Medical Surgical Nursing Part 2
Transition to Practice
Clinical Nursing IV- Leadership Clinicals

Helpful Attributes and Abilities

  • Reading, language and math skills at the 12th grade level or above
  • Attention to detail
  • Flexibility
  • Good communication skills
  • Good physical and mental health
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Ability to relate to people in a caring, empathetic manner

Required Prerequisites

  • High school diploma or GED
  • 18 years old
  • CPR for Health Care Providers (American Heart Association Course)
  • Medical Terminology (2-3 college credit hours)
  • Anatomy & Physiology (4 or more college credit hours)
  • CNA Certification current or expired
  • An employment authorization card or a social security number is required for this program due to licensure requirements.

Student Organizations

Certifications Available

  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
  • Advanced Unlicensed Assistant (AUA)
  • Certified Medication Aide(CMA)
  • Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)

Industry Accreditations

Metro Tech Accreditations

Health Careers Center
(Springlake Campus)

Career Major Length
1513 hours

Who Can Enroll
Adults w/referral from collegiate partners (OCCC, Rose State & OSU-OKC)

M-F 7:45AM - 2:45PM

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Average Oklahoma Salary

VA Educational Benefits
Available for those who qualify

Financial Aid
Available for those who qualify

Tuition, fees, career majors, courses and hours are subject to change without notice. Exam fees are nonrefundable.