Practical Nurse Career Major - Overview

Practical Nurse

Campus
Health Careers Center
(Springlake Campus)
Career Major Length
1344 hours
Who Can Enroll
Adults
Schedule
M-F 7:45a-2:15p
Fees
In-State Tuition:
$3,360.00
Out-of-State Tuition:
$8,736.00
Book Costs:
$1,068.00
Supplies Costs:
$841.00
Average Oklahoma Salary
$15/hour

This career major prepares the student to become a licensed practical nurse (LPN), 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 pre/post operative patients. 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.

 

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

Career Major Length
1344.00Total Hours
Course Title
Hours
Academic Life Skills
15.00
Basic Nursing Skills
91.00
Concepts of Nursing
40.00
Fundamentals of Nursing
160.00
Clinical I Basic Nursing
80.00
Pharmacology & Intravenous Therapy Skills
50.00
Medical Surgical Nursing I
99.00
Clinical II Medical Surgical Nursing Part I
168.00
Medical Surgical Nursing II
99.00
Clinical III Medical Surgical Nursing Part II
168.00
Nursing Specialties
120.00
Clinical IV Maternal/Newborn, Pediatric and Mental Health
104.00
Transition to Practice
54.00
Clinical V Transition to Practice
96.00

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
  • Medical Terminology (2-3 college credit hours)
  • Anatomy & Physiology (4 or more college credit hours)
  • CPR for Health Care Providers (American Heart Association Course)

Certifications Available

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