Practical Nursing

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 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.

Career Major Length 1240.00 Total
Hours
Course Title Hours
Academic Life Skills 15.00
Introduction into Nursing
40.00
Fundamentals of Nursing
160.00
Clinical I
80.00
Pharmacology and Intravenous Therapy Skills
66.00
Medical Surgical Nursing I
102.00
Medical Surgical Nursing II
102.00
Maternal Newborn Nursing
40.00
Pediatric Nursing
40.00
Mental Health Nursing 40.00
Clinical II
204.00
Clinical III 216.00
Clinical IV 96.00
Transition to Practice 39.00

 

Helpful Attributes and Abilities

 

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)
  • CNA Certification current or expired
  • An employment authorization card or a social security number is required for this program due to licensure requirements
  •  Current immunizations
  • The ability to pass a drug screen* and background check

*The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana and Patient Protection Act Paragraph H(2)(c) of Section 427.8 states that individual with direct patient care or administering pharmaceuticals cannot be under the influence of marijuana. Therefore, students who come up non-negative on the drug screen for marijuana will not be able to continue in the program, even if the student has a medical marijuana card.

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

Campus
Health Careers Center
(Springlake Campus)

Career Major Length
1344 hours

Who Can Enroll
Adults

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

Fees
In-State Tuition:

$3,360.00
Out-of-State Tuition:
$8,736.00
Book Costs:
$473.00
Exam Fees:
$0.00
Supplies Costs:
$1,568.00

Average Oklahoma Salary
$15/hour

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.