Practical Nursing

Are you ready to start your nursing career?

The Practical Nursing (LPN) program at Mid-Del Technology Center provides students an opportunity to complete a nursing program in just 11-months! The program is designed to reflect current trends in healthcare and meets up-to-date training needs. The curriculum is based on a foundation provided by the Oklahoma State Department of Career and Technology Education and approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing. Graduates of the Practical Nursing (LPN) program receive a diploma and qualify to take the NCLEX-PN nursing licensure exam to become an LPN!

  • The program is an 11-month, full-time, day only adult practical nursing program.
  • Students are admitted into the program annually in August and complete the program in June the following year.
  • Total program hours are 1,463 (prerequisites requirements included).
  • Prerequisites are: Medical Terminology, Anatomy & Physiology, Current CNA Certification and Pre-entrance exam (TABE, Accuplacer Next Generation, or ACT).
  • Students gain clinical experience in geriatric care, acute medical/surgical, obstetrics, pediatrics, mental
    health, and a preceptorship rotation.
  • A skills lab is provided to learn invasive nursing skills, including pharmacology and intravenous therapy.
    • Financial aid is available to those who qualify

Career Opportunities

Many career opportunities are available for Licensed Practical Nurses. The following list includes some options for practical nursing graduates who obtain licensure.

  • Hospitals
  • Home Health Care
  • Long-Term Care
  • Hospice
  • Clinics/Urgent Care Clinics
  • Skilled/Rehabilitation
Nursing Students
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Progression to Higher Education Nursing Programs

Practical Nursing (LPN) graduates are encouraged to continue their nursing education at the college (ADN) and/or university (BSN) levels. Successful completion of nursing education programs at either and/or both of these levels qualify graduates to take the NCLEX-RN (Registered Nurse licensure exam). Several higher education nursing programs are in the Oklahoma City metro area, with each program having different admission criteria. Practical nursing graduates from Mid-Del Tech Center may articulate to state colleges after meeting specific admission criteria.

Oklahoma Board of Nursing Statement:

The Practical Nursing (LPN) program at Mid-Del Tech Center is approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing. Graduates of the program qualify to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN).
The OBN Application for Licensure includes a criminal history records search and evidence of citizenship or qualified alien status. Applicants for nursing licensure must meet all of the Oklahoma Board of Nursing requirements, including a criminal history records search [59 O.S. §567.6]. An individual with a felony conviction in this state, the United States or another state or territory of any felony, cannot apply for licensure unless five (5) years have elapsed since the date of the criminal conviction or the termination of any probation or other requirements imposed on the applicant by the sentencing court [59 O.S. §567.6]. The Oklahoma Board of Nursing has the authority to deny, revoke or suspend any licensure or certification [59 O.S. §567.8].

Who Can Apply

Adult Students Only

Program Costs

 Approximately $5,500

Schedule

A combination of classroom and clinical instruction is scheduled Monday through Friday throughout the program. The following are designated time frames when scheduled:

  • Classroom instruction: 8:00am – 2:30pm
  • Clinical instruction: 6:30am – 2:30pm

Instructors

Suzanne Damon

Suzanne Damon

Shoshanna Rhodes

Shoshana Rhodes

Accreditation

Oklahoma Department of Career & Technology Education
1500 W. 7th Avenue
Stillwater, OK 74074
405-377-2000

Approval

Oklahoma Board of Nursing
2915 N. Classen Blvd., Ste. 524
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
405-962-1800

Application Deadline

The Last Friday in May

Some classes for occupational skills may require assessment testing for enrollment.