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Practical Nursing

Top ranked LPN BadgeThis career major prepares the student to become a licensed practical nurse, who is an important member of the health care team while working under the supervision or direction of a registered nurse, licensed physician or dentist. Students will learn the role of the LPN and how to care for a variety of patients including geriatric, pediatric, oncology, and pre/post—operative patients. Students will learn how to identify patient disease and disorder processes, engage in appropriate interventions and evaluate nursing care. Graduates of this career major will be eligible to take the NCLEX-PN and become licensed through the Oklahoma Board of Nursing.

The instructional focus of the program is on the process of learning how to learn. Learning is enhanced in a collaborative environment characterized by active, responsible student involvement and instructors who function as facilitators, experts, and resources. Students are responsible for their own learning, while faculty are responsible for maintaining an expert knowledge base, managing the learning environment to the maximum benefit of the learner, and implementing teaching strategies and methodologies to meet student learning styles.

The PN program proceeds at a very fast pace. To be successful, students should expect to spend a minimum of 20-25 hours per week studying outside of class and clinical time. The program has 1508 hours of instruction.

Required Prerequisites: Applicants must be 18 years old, have a high school diploma (or HiSET, GED, etc.), be up to date on immunizations, and complete the Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers course from the American Heart Association.

Learn more about the application process here.

FULL-TIME OPTION

Students complete the program in 11 months beginning in July. Students attend 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., Monday through Friday for theory/lab instruction.

Clinical days and hours vary, usually 8-12 hours per day, 3 days per week starting at 6:30 a.m.

Locations: Durant, Hugo, Idabel, McAlester, Poteau

PART-TIME (DAY) OPTION

Students complete the program in 18 months beginning in August with a summer break in June and July, graduating the following May. Students attend 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday for theory/lab instruction.

Clinical days are Tuesday through Thursday and hours vary, usually 7-10 ½ hours per week starting at 6:30 a.m.

Locations: Atoka, Durant, Stigler, Talihina

PART-TIME (EVENING) OPTION

Students complete in 18 months beginning the program in August with a summer break in June and July, graduating the following May. Students attend 2:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday for theory/lab instruction. Clinical days are Tuesday through Thursday and hours vary, usually 7 hours per week starting at 2:30 p.m.

Location:  Antlers

Application Window

Applications are accepted online every spring for classes starting in July and August. The deadline for applications is April 15, 2020. Applicants who are selected for an interview with the Admissions Committee will be notified in early May, 2020.

The application and program dates for 2020-2021 academic year are as follows:

School Year

Application Deadline

Class Begins

Full-Time Programs

July 2020-June 2021

April 15, 2020

at midnight

July 08, 2020

Part-Time Programs

(excluding Atoka)

August 2020-May 2022

April 15, 2020

at midnight

August 11, 2020


 

Practical Nursing Graduate Statistics

National Licensure (NCLEX-PN) First Time Pass Rates for 2019

Kiamichi Technology Centers: 86.42%
National Result: 85.63%
Kiamichi Technology Centers (5 year average) 93.91%

 

Advanced Standing Application and Deadline for Application

A student who previously withdrew in good standing may be re-admitted or a student from another nursing program may be admitted if previous educational experiences and educational achievements meet the requirements of specific courses in the KTC nursing program. Admission of a student with advanced standing is considered if application is made within two (2) years from the time of withdrawal from a previous program of study. A minimum of the last two (2) levels of the nursing program must be provided by KTC in order for a student to receive a diploma from the program.

School Year

Application Deadline

Class Begins

Atoka Part-Time Program

Level 3

August 2020-May 2021

July 1, 2020

August 12, 2020

Atoka Part-Time Program

Level 4

August 2020-May 2021

September 1, 2020

October 29, 2020

Full-Time Programs

Level 2

July 2020-June 2021

October 1, 2020

November 9, 2020

Full-Time Programs

Level 3

July 2020-June 2021

January 1, 2021

February 17, 2021

Part-Time Programs

Level 2

August 2020-May 2022

February 1, 2021

March 23, 2021

Based upon 2015-2016 Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education data gathered from Kiamichi Technology Centers graduates six (6) months post-completion of the Practical Nursing Program the following information was obtained:

Average Licensed Practical Nurse Wage: $17.13/hour

Positive Placement of Practical Nursing Graduates: 93%

Continuing Education towards a Registered Nurse Degree (A.D.N. or B.S.N.): 18%

Contact Us

Practical Nursing Administration
Shelly Hovis
Practical Nursing Director

Shelly Larson
Assistant Practical Nursing Director

P.O. Box 70
405 SW “O” Street
Antlers, OK 74523
Phone: 580-298-5160
Fax: 580-298-6412

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