practical nursing

full-time option and part-time option

The KTC Practical Nursing Program is for Adult Students only. The applicant must be 18 years old when the program begins and hold a high school diploma from a state accredited high school or a graduate equivalency degree (GED).

This is a post-secondary program designed to provide students training in academics and clinical skills and will prepare students to work as a highly skilled member of the healthcare team

The KTC Practical Nursing Program is approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing and Accredited by the Oklahoma Department of Carrer and Technology Education. Graduates of this state-approved program are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN), which if successfully passed, will provide excellent employment possibilities as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).

KTC Practical Nursing Program uses a self-managed application process in which it is the applicant's responsibility to submit all required documents to KTC in one complete packet by the deadline. A personal interview and a pre-admission exam are also required as part of the selection process. Application Packets are available by January 1st of each year. The deadline for submission of the application packet is April 15th, 2017.  Download your application below.

FULL-TIME PROGRAMS: The Full-Time option is an eleven-month program that begins in July each year. Students attend class Monday-Friday. Locations for the Full-Time PN Programs are: DURANT, HUGO, IDABEL, McALESTER, and POTEAU.

(DAYTIME) PART-TIME PROGRAMS: The Part-Time programs start in August and end in May. The program consists of eighteen months total classroom and clinical experience with a summer break in June and July. Students attend class three days per week. Locations for the Daytime Part-Time PN Programs are: DURANT, STIGLER and TALIHINA.

(EVENING) PART-TIME PROGRAMS: KTC Practical Nursing has two Part-Time Evening Programs that start in August and end in May. The programs each consist of eighteen months total classroom and clinical experience with a summer break in June and July. Evening program students attend class four evenings per week and clinical rotations are three evenings per week. Locations for the Part-Time Evening PN Programs are: ANTLERS and ATOKA.

*Days and times of class or clinical rotations may change during the course of the program to accommodate various learning experiences.

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Practical Nursing
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student highlights

Sonya Hernandez, SPN
Poteau Campus – Full-Time Program

Sonya Hernandez is a 19 year-old student currently enrolled in the Practical Nursing (PN) Program at Kiamichi Technology Center (KTC). She stated she has known her whole life that she wanted to be part of the medical field; she wanted to be part of something that was continuously growing and changing people’s lives. She heard about the nursing program at KTC while attending Poteau High School. Sonya decided to enroll not knowing she would come to love it. Throughout her experience in the Health Careers (HCC) program her instructors Mrs. Christmas and Mrs. Hawley encouraged her to continue growing as a nurse and not just stop with her Certified Nursing Assistant (C.N.A.) certification. Sonya states, “They saw potential in me that I didn’t see in myself. Their nursing experiences and encouragement helped a lot. The clinical settings helped me to experience the real world of nursing and that truly helped me to realize this is the career I want for the rest of my life.”

Sonya said the best part was realizing she could still broaden her knowledge at KTC after obtaining her C.N.A. certification. Her HCC instructors talked to her class about the PN program that was available at KTC and how it was a great opportunity. Sonya decided to apply and states, “It’s been amazing! I am now learning nursing at a higher level and faster pace. Although the material is harder, I love that my instructors Mrs. Bowman and Mrs. Sparks are always open to helping us understand and available when we need them. The knowledge and experience I have gained from these programs are incredible! These courses are great for whoever wants to jump into their nursing career and gain hands on experience.”

Cassie Bess, SPN
Poteau Campus – Full-Time Program

Cassie Bess is a 21 year old student in the Kiamichi Technology Centers Practical Nursing Program at the Poteau Campus.  Completion of the PN program is just one of many objectives to completing her long term goal of becoming a Certified Hematology/Oncology Registered Nurse, BSN. Cassie was 13 years old when her life changed drastically.  She was diagnosed with cancer and it was then that nurses were not only doctors’ assistants, they became her medical caregivers, friends, confidants, tutors and some became like family.  Today, almost eight years after her last treatment there are some very special nurses who are the first that she picks up the phone to share good news with or to confide in when life gets hard.  It is because of these very special people that Cassie knows God created her to be a Nurse!  “He allowed me to learn from the best, and I want to be able to give back just a little of what was given to me.  I not only want to be able to provide excellent nursing care to children who have to face cancer, I want to stand beside them, hold their hand, wipe their tears, be strong for them and let them know that there is life after cancer.”