Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

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PRACTICAL NURSING PROGRAM

 Program Description:

The Practical Nursing Program is a 1,556 clock hour program completed in 12 months. The Practical Nursing curriculum plan is structured to prepare students to meet Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) and graduate from the PN Program, pass the PN NCLEX, and become a Licensed Practical Nurse. The curriculum is developed to teach and train Practical Nursing students to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to meet the Oklahoma Board of Nursing requirements to be licensed as a Practical Nurse and gain entry-level employment as a Licensed Practical Nurse.

The PN curriculum is integrated into two major components made up of Pre-Nursing Courses and Practical Nursing core courses. The student must complete all the Pre-Nursing Courses before enrolling in the Practical Nursing core courses. and achieve a minimum grade of C in each course before being permitted to enroll in the Practical Nursing Core Courses:

  1. Pre-Nursing Courses:
    • Medical Terminology
    • Pharmacology Nursing.
    • Human Anatomy & Physiology I
    • Human Anatomy & Physiology II
  2. Practical Nursing Core Courses
    • Fundamentals of Nursing
    • Med-Surgical Nursing
    • IV Therapy, Mental Health Nursing
    • Maternal, Infant & Pediatrics- Nursing
    • Leadership Nursing
    • PN-Transitioning To Nursing Practice.

The Practical Nursing Curriculum clock hour distribution: 

Learning Module Service Learning

Theory/Lecture Clock Hours

Skills Lab Clock Hours

Clinical

Clock Hours

Total Clock Hours
Clock Hours

24

953

179

400

1,556

 

  1. Practical Nursing Service Learning: Students are required to complete 24 hours of unsupervised Service Learning in the form of volunteerism. The Service learning is divided into four sessions of eight-hour service learning during the PN nursing program. The Service learning must be conducted based on the following learning modules: Fundamentals, Med-Surgical, Maternal and Pediatrics, and Mental Health. Each service-learning is conducted in a different environment.
  2. Practical Nursing Theory: This learning framework is conducted in a classroom setting by incorporating lectures, learning activities, class assignments, homework, learning groups, writing essays, quizzes, and exams.
  3. Practical Nursing Simulation Laboratory Skills: The students learn Practical Nursing skills application through simulation, demonstration, practice, and evaluation. The student learning in the Skills Lab is guided, monitored, and evaluated by the course instructors. Student’s achievement of mastery of practical nurse skills is evaluated through the performance of skills checkoffs.
  4. Practical Nursing Clinical: The clinical learning is conducted in a clinical facility, such as: Long-Term Care, Acute Hospital, Clinics, Medical Office, Long-Term Acute Care Hospital, Home Health setting, and Specialized Health care facilities. The students learn to apply the theoretical knowledge and clinical skills learned in the classroom and skills laboratory settings. During clinical learning, the students are guided by their clinical instructors, who assign them to preceptors. The students are evaluated by their clinical instructor during pre-conference, post-conference, and writing of clinical patient care plans.

PRACTICAL NURSING PROGRAM OPTIONS

The Practical Nursing Educational Program is a full-time program offered on campus during weekdays (Monday to  Friday). Students are required to attend school for learning activities five (5) days a week. The program has three entries for new cohorts: January, May, and September of each year. The students admitted into the PN Program shall have a minimum of 18 years of age,  a proof of High School Diploma, or its equivalency, or GED or Higher. Additionally, to be admitted, the Practical Nursing student shall be a Certified Nurse Aide (Long-Term Aide) in the State of Oklahoma and have a current Basic Life Support card (BLS) from American Heart Association.

START MONTH

START WEEK

SCHOOL DAYS

CLASS SCHEDULE TIME

LUNCH BREAK

DAILY CLOCK HOURS

DAILY CLINICAL HOURS

(8.0HRS)

 

LENGTH IN MONTHS
January First Monday of the first week of January

Monday

to

Friday

8:00am

to

3:00pm

12:00pm

to

12:30pm

6.5

06:30am-03:00pm

or

01:30pm-10:00pm

12 months

 

January

to December

May First Monday of the first week of May

Monday

to

Friday

8:00am

to

3:00pm

12:00pm

to

12:30pm

6.5

06:30am-03:00pm

or

01:30pm-10:00pm

12 months

 

May

 to

April

 

September First Monday of the first week f September

Monday

to

Friday

8:00am to

3:00pm

12:00pm

to

12:30pm

6.5

06:30am-03:00pm

or

01:30pm-10:00pm

12 months

September

to

August

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

The Practical Nursing Program uses direct or Indirect methods of admission to process and admits applicants into the PN Educational Program.

 

DIRECT ADMISSION TO PRACTICAL NURSING PROGRAM

To be admitted directly into the PN Program, the applicant must meet the following admission requirements:

  1. Must be admitted in MTC by meeting all General Admission requirements as stipulated in the school Catalogue/ Student Handbook.
  2. Must be at least 18 years old.
  3. Must have a minimum of High School Diploma, or GED or another Equivalency, or a higher degree such as Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctoral degree with a minimum GPA of 2.5.
  4. A current Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) certification with no abuse notations.
  5. A current Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA) certification with no abuse notations.
  6. A current Basic Life Support (AHA). (Students may be admitted without a BLS card. However, the student must submit a BLS card to the Office of Director or Admissions & Registration prior to the commencement of the PN Program.)
  7. Must read, write, understand, and comprehend in English.
  8. Prove of completing all the Pre-Nursing Courses with a passing grade of at least C in each course. A student who has completed the Pre-Nursing courses from an accredited institution of higher learning, including Technological centers, may transfer any of the courses categorized as the Pre-Nursing course if a minimum grade of C were achieved.
    • Medical Terminology.
    • Human Anatomy and Physiology I.
    • Human Anatomy and Physiology II.
    • Pharmacology.

 

INDIRECT ADMISSION TO PRACTICAL NURSING PROGRAM

To be indirectly admitted into the PN Program, the student shall first be admitted into the Pre-Nursing Program to complete the required Pre-Nursing Courses and achieve a minimum grade of C in each of the courses prior to enrolling into the PN Core Courses. The applicant shall meet the following admission requirements:

  1. Must be admitted in MTC by meeting all General Admission requirements as stipulated in the school Catalogue/ Student Handbook.
  2. Must be at least 18 years old.
  3. Must have a minimum of High School Diploma, or GED or another Equivalency, or higher degree such as Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctoral degree with a minimum GPA of 2.5.
  4. A current Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) certification with no abuse notations.
  5. A current Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA) certification with no abuse notations.
  6. A current Basic Life Support (AHA). (Students may be admitted without a BLS card. However, the student must submit BLS card to the Office of Director or Admissions & Registration prior to the commencement of the PN Program.)
  7. Must read, write, understand, and comprehend in English.
  8. The following Pre-Nursing courses shall be completed before enrolling into the Practical Nursing Core Courses.
    • Medical Terminology.
    • Human Anatomy and Physiology I.
    • Human Anatomy and Physiology II.
    • Pharmacology.

 

PRACTICAL NURSING COURSES ESTIMATED COST:

The Tuition and Fees shall be charged at the rate of $15.00 per clock hour assigned to each course to cover the itemized list shown on the table below.

PRACTICAL NURSING CORE COURSES COST
1. Tuition for PN Core Courses:

  •   Fundamentals of Nursing.
  •   Intravenous Therapy.
  •   Medical-Surgical Nursing I.
  •   Medical-Surgical Nursing II.
  •   Maternal and Pediatrics- Nursing.
  •   Mental Health- Nursing, Leadership-Nursing.
  •   PN-Transitioning To Nursing Practice.
$   10,000.00
2. Textbooks and Learning Materials for PN Program Core Courses Fee.

(Students will be provided all the required textbooks and learning materials by the school)

$    5,000.00
3. Technology Fee $       500.00
4. Library Fee $       500.00
5. Laboratory Fee $    1,000.00
6. Lab Kit Fee $       900.00
7. Nursing School Fee $    1,005.00
8. Student Name Badge (ID). $         10.00
9. TOTAL TUITION AND FEES $  18,915.00

 

PRE-NURSING COURSES ESTIMATED COST:

The Tuition and Fees shall be charged at the rate of $15.00 per clock hour assigned to each course.

PRE- NURSING CORE COURSES: COST
1. Anatomy and Physiology I $  1,350.00
2. Anatomy and Physiology II $  1,350.00
3. Medical Terminology $     675.00
4. Pharmacology of Nursing $  1,050.00
5. TOTAL TUITION AND FEES $  4,425.00

 

OTHER ESTIMATED CHARGES

ITEM CHARGED COST
1 Drug Screen $     50.00
2 Criminal Background Check $     25.00
3 Immunizations (Estimated) $   250.00
4 School Uniform $   200.00
TOTAL TUITION AND FEES $   525.00

 

The Practical Nursing Program is approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing

Oklahoma Board of Nursing
2915 N Classen, Ste. 524
Oklahoma City, OK   73106
TEL: 405.962.1800  
FAX: 405.962.1821

https://nursing.ok.gov/

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