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Practical Nursing - Afton

The Afton campus is the only campus in the Northeast Tech district that is a traditional, lock-step program.  This learning environment is best for those students who desire a traditional, lecture-style approach to learning.  Students are in the classroom Mon-Fri from 8:30-3:30 and will attend clinical two days per week.  The program begins in July each year and students will then graduate in June the following year.

Opportunities for the Practical Nurse (PN) are abundant and projected to grow. The PN works under the supervision or direction of a registered nurse, licensed physician or dentist. The Practical Nursing Program at Northeast Technology Center prepares students for this rewarding field. This 1463-hour program is open only to those individuals who hold a high school diploma or GED. The program must be completed in 12 months and blends classroom, laboratory skills, and simulation with actual on-the-job experience in clinical settings.

Students will learn the scope of practice and the roles of the LPN, which include 1) contributing to the assessment of the health status of individuals and groups, 2) participating in the development and modification of the plan of care, 3) implementing and documenting the appropriate aspects of the plan of care while providing safe and effective direct and/or indirect nursing care, 4) participating in the evaluation of patients’ responses to interventions, 5) continued self-development, 6) delegating such tasks as may safely be performed by others, consistent with educational preparation and that do not conflict with the Oklahoma Nursing Practice Act, and 7) developing the awareness of how LPNs, as professionals, can have a voice in health care change.

Individuals who successfully complete the program will be eligible to take the NCLEX-PN for licensure after approval through the Oklahoma Board of Nursing. 

 
NEW ENTRANCE EXAM REQUIREMENTS FOR THE PN PROGRAM
Effective July 1, 2019
 
All students who turn in an application to any campus must take the HESI A2 entrance exam. We will no longer accept the TABE or ACT scores for the entrance exam.  You must score a minimum of 70% in Reading Comprehension and Mathematics.  If you fail to achieve that score, you can retake the exam 30 days after your initial attempt.  The cost of the HESI A2 exam is $45 and is non-refundable. The exam can be scheduled through the Adult Education department on all campuses.

Tuition Cost

  • In-District Total Cost: $5,400
  • Out-of-District Total Cost: $7,800
 
Effective July 1, 2019
 
Program cost will increase to $5,800 for in-district and $8,200 for out-of-district.  This price increase will go into effect for all students who start the PN program as of July 1, 2019.

Instructors

Teresa Colby, RN, MS
(918) 257-8324
Jamie Greer, RN, BSN
(918) 257-8324
Director of Practical Nursing
(918) 825-7040 Ext. 6126