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Director – Darlene Baker, R.N., MSN
Instructor – Samantha Sites, R.N., BSN
Instructor – Kellee Hayes, R.N., MSN
Instructor – Amie Underwood, R.N., MSN

Mission Statement
The mission of the Practical Nursing Program at Green Country Technology Center is to assist the adult student to develop academic and professional skills necessary to succeed in the diversified field of nursing.

Our full-time Licensed Practical Nursing program boasts a 100% pass rate for the National Council for Licensing Examination for Practical Nursing (NCLEX-PN). The mission of the Practical Nursing Program is to assist the adult student to develop academic and professionals skills necessary to succeed in the diverse field of nursing.  Students completing the program are eligible to take the NCLEX-PN exam to be certified as a Licensed Practical Nurse.

The Practical Nursing Program at Green Country Technology Center is guided by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing and by Oklahoma Career and Technology Education and has specific requirements for nursing students. Policies are listed on the Oklahoma Board of Nursing website. Please review policies on “History of Arrests, Deferred Sentence and Convication” as well as “Working While Being a Student.” Other information as a student is found at The Nurse Practice Act.

For more information about job placement rates, visit Gainful Employment Disclosure.

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General Information
Practical Nursing Admission Requirements
Practical Nursing Application

Entrance Requirements

  • Enrollment for this career major is open to adult applicants.
  • Applicants must have a current CNA certificate and have proof of at least 45 hours of a Medical Terminology course.
  • Applicants must complete an Application for Admissions Adult enrollment is based upon availability of the program, satisfactory completion of prerequisites and proof of funding or payment arrangement.
  • Applicants must take the exam offered at Green Country Technology Center and meet minimum scoring standards. The test from Kaplan is a basic generalized test that measures the content
  • areas of reading, mathematics, Science and English, and language usage. The test can be taken at the scheduled at Green Country Technology Center’s Academic Center. A fee of $50.00 must be paid prior to taking the exam.
  • A $200 non-refundable deposit is required for guarantee of enrollment for adult students.

Drug Screening

All students accepted into the LPN program will be randomly drug tested prior to beginning clinicals. The cost is included in the program fees.

Deadlines

To qualify for the class:

  • You must have completed all prerequisites
  • Have an application on file
  • Have all required testing and remediation completed with acceptable scores.

When all requirements have been met, a non-refundable deposit of $200.00 entitles the applicant
to be enrolled in the next available class.

Deadlines for applications are:

  • December 1st for the January class
  • April 1st for the May class
  • August 1st for the September class

Acceptance

Upon receipt of a national background check containing no felonies or arrests within the past five years, the application file will be reviewed. When accepted, the applicant will be notified by mail and/or phone. The $200 non-refundable deposit is then required to secure a place in the class. The deposit will be applied toward tuition and fees. For advanced standing, please contact Vernon Van Meter.

Program Cost  

  • Tuition (In district) – $3,657.50
  • Tuition (Out of district) – $7,315.00
  • Fees – $3,287.00
  • NCLEX-PN Licensure fee included in tuition and fees.

*tuition and fees include books, uniforms, instructional programs, iPad, HOSA membership dues, and miscellaneous items as needed.


Certifications
/Credentials

  • Licensed Practical Nurse

OCAS Code 9323
SOC Code 29-2061
CIP Code 51.3901

College Credit

Many GCTC majors are eligible to earn college credit from Oklahoma State University- Institute of Technology.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial aid and scholarships are available for qualifying students.

Total Hours of Instruction – 1,463
Estimated time to complete – 12 months

Schedule 

  • (Day Classes) Mondays-Fridays   8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Lunch: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
  • (Evening Classes) Mondays-Thursdays Alternate Hours Class: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Lunch: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

 

Courses of Instruction
Core Medical Terminology (Prerequisite) 45
Long Term Care Aide (Prerequisite) 91
Anatomy & Physiology 120
Concepts of Nursing 56
Fundamentals of Nursing I
Fundamentals of Nursing II
69
91
Clinical l – Basic Nursing 104
Pharmacology and Intravenous Therapy Skills 54
Medical Surgical Nursing l 75
Clinical ll- Medical Surgical Nursing (Part l) 168
Medical Surgical Nursing ll 93
Clinical lll- Medical Surgical Nursing (Part ll) 192
Pediatric Nursing 54
Maternal/Newborn Nursing 40
Clinical IV- Maternal/Newborn, Pediatric,& Mental Health 88
Mental Health Nursing 64
Transition to Practice 38
Clinical V- Transition to Practice 157
 

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