Practical Nursing - Claremore

Application Deadline 
July 2, 2024 for a September 4, 2024 start date
** Applications can be turned in at any time and the applicant will be placed in the pool until the next acceptance date**

Opportunities for the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) are abundant and projected to grow. The LPN works under the supervision or direction of a registered nurse, licensed physician or dentist. The Practical Nursing program at Northeast Tech 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 to 15 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 course will be eligible to take the NCLEX-PN for licensure after approval through the Board of Nursing. 

Classroom Hours - 8:00-11:30 ~ 12:30-3:30 - clinical hours will vary based upon clinical site

** Students will be required to attend an average of 24 hours/week to meet attendance requirements **

Prerequisite Courses for Practical Nursing Program:       
Long-term Care Aide
Medical Terminology
HESI A2 Entrance Exam

The following classes are not prerequisites but will give students advanced standing in the program:
Anatomy and Physiology
Nursing Concepts

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 65% in Reading Comprehension.  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 $65 and is non-refundable. The exam can be scheduled through the Adult Education department on all campuses.
  The exam consists of:
  • Reading Comprehension (53 questions)—Assesses comprehension skills, such as identifying main ideas, finding the meaning of words in context, making inferences, and identifying key and supporting details
  • Grammar (55 questions) - Assesses all eight parts of speech, including adjectives and adverbs 
  • Vocabulary and General Knowledge (55 questions)—Assesses knowledge of basic vocabulary terms that are commonly used in both general English speaking and in the health care fields
  • Mathematics (55 questions)—Assesses math skills needed for health care fields, such as basic numeric
    operations, fractions, decimals, ratios and proportions, household measures, and general algebra skills
  • For a tutorial on the Math portion of the HESI, please follow the links provided:
  • Link for helpful study tips
After enrolling to take the HESI A2 exam, you must create an Evolve Account If you already have an Evolve Account, please make sure you have your account login and password information available the date of the HESI A2 exam.  You can retrieve your password if you cannot remember it by using this link Forgot Password.

Program Cost - includes tuition, books, fees

  • In-District Total Cost: $6,587
  • Out-of-District Total Cost: $9,374
  • PLEASE NOTE: Chrome Books are NOT compatible with our Learning Management System, Moodle. We do not recommend using Chrome Books.


Karen Flatt, RN, MS
(918) 342-8066

Kinsey Gaylor, RN, MSN
(918) 342-8066

Janet Trimble, RN, MSN

Director of Practical Nursing

(539) 251-0700 Ext. 6245