practical nursing

Overview

This 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 NLCEX-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.

Hours of Instruction – 1508

Required Prerequisites

  • 18 years old
  • High school diploma
    • If applicant does not have a high school diploma, the applicant must provide a copy of HiSET, GED or has completed secondary school education in a homeschool setting
  • BLS for Health Care Providers (American Heart Association Course)
  • Immunizations
Program Options – Location(s) and Times

FULL-TIME OPTION: Students complete in 11 months beginning the program in July. Students attend 8:00 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 in 18 months beginning the program in August with a summer break in June and July, graduating the following May. Students attend 8:00 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 and Program Dates

Applications are accepted online every spring for classes starting in July and August. The deadline for applications is April 22, 2018. Applicants who are selected for an interview with the Admissions Committee will be notified in early May, 2018.

The application and program dates for 2018-2019 academic year are as follows:

School Year

Application Deadline

Class Begins

Full-Time Programs

July 2018-June 2019

April 22, 2018

at midnight

July 11, 2018

Part-Time Programs

August 2018-May 2020

April 22, 2018

at midnight

August 8, 2018


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 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 2018-May 2019

July 1, 2018

August 8, 2018

Atoka Part-Time Program

Level 4

August 2018-May 2019

September 4, 2018

October 25, 2018

Full-Time Programs

Level 2

July 2018-June 2019

October 1, 2018

November 12, 2018

Full-Time Programs

Level 3

July 2018-June 2019

January 4, 2019

February 20, 2019

Part-Time Programs

Level 2

August 2018-May 2020

February 5, 2019

March 26, 2019


Practical Nursing Graduate Statistics

National Licensure (NCLEX-PN) First Time Pass Rates for 2017

Kiamichi Technology Centers:        98.82%

National Results:                               83.85%

Oklahoma Results:                           86.64%

 

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%

KTC PN Employment Chart 15-16


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Please download the Student Handbook - Major Addendum located on the Students tab for specific campus offerings. They are identified under the Career Majors with Course Listing section of that booklet.
Practical Nursing
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