The Practical Nursing Program at Kiamichi Tech prepares students to become licensed practical nurses (LPN). 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 program will be eligible to take the NCLEX-PN and become licensed through the Board of Nursing.
The program curriculum and clinical settings are 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.
Shelly Swalley, MS, RN
Practical Nursing Director
Shelly Larson, MSN, RN
Assistant Practical Nursing Director
Our programs are offered conveniently across 9 locations in Southeast Oklahoma with full-time, part-time, day, and evening options.
Students complete the program in 11 months beginning in August and graduate the following June. 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
FULL-TIME CALENDAR 2022-2023 (rev 08-04-2022)
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, Stigler, Talihina (See: Part-Time Option – Evening for Antlers details)
PART-TIME CALENDAR 2022-2024 (rev 08-04-2022)
ATOKA PART-TIME CALENDAR (rev 08-04-2022)
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.
PART-TIME EVENING CALENDAR 2022-2024 (rev 08-04-2022)