- Perform patient care in hospitals and other health care settings
- Work closely with physicians and other medical professionals
- Develop nursing skills and understand nursing concepts through theory, clinical, and lab experiences
The Practical Nursing program is approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing (OBN) and Oklahoma Department of Career Tech and Education (ODCTE).
Oklahoma Board of Nursing
Prior to the start of the clinical practicum, students must:
Undergo a criminal background check including sex offender registration as required by the Oklahoma Child Care Facilities Licensing Act that requires individuals providing care to children under the age of 18 to be free of any criminal history that would indicate a potential for violent abuse against another person. Information provided on the criminal background check may impact student clinical eligibility.
Provide verification of immunizations through vaccination records, titer (blood test) results, or declination statements. A list of specific immunizations may be obtained through the Health Sciences Center by calling 918-828-1216.
Have a current American Heart Association CPR for the Healthcare Provider card.
Provide transportation to clinical sites.
Adult students must pay a liability insurance fee for clinicals. This fee is charged for each Tulsa Tech fiscal year (July 1st to June 30th).
Adult students must pay a drug screening fee for clinicals. The drug screening is required for all students and will be completed sometime before clinicals.
Adult students must pay a fee to participate in the online immunization tracking system.
NOTE: Fees associated with the requirements above are included in tuition/fees/books section.
"The Tulsa Tech School of Practical Nursing is approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing. Graduates of this state-approved program are eligible to apply to write the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for practical nurses. Applicants for Oklahoma licensure must meet all state and federal requirements to hold an Oklahoma license to practice nursing. In addition to completing a state-approved nursing education program that meets educational requirements and successfully passing the licensure examination, requirements include submission of an application for licensure, a criminal history records search, and evidence of citizenship or qualified alien status [59 O.S. §§567.5 & 567.6]. To be granted a license, an applicant must have the legal right to be in the United States (United States Code Chapter 8, Section 1621). In addition, Oklahoma law only allows a license to be issued to U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, and legal permanent resident aliens. Other qualified aliens may be issued a temporary license that is valid until the expiration of their visa status, or if there is no expiration date, for one year. Applicants who are qualified aliens must present to the Board office, in person, valid documentary evidence of:
- A valid, unexpired immigrant or nonimmigrant visa status for admission into the United States;
- A pending or approved application for asylum in the United States;
- Admission into the United States in refugee status;
- A pending or approved application for temporary protected status in the United States;
- Approved deferred action status; or
- A pending application for adjustment of status to legal permanent resident status or conditional resident status.
The Board has the authority to deny a license, recognition or certificate; issue a license, recognition or certificate with conditions and/or an administrative penalty; or to issue and otherwise discipline a license, recognition or certificate to an individual with a history of criminal background, disciplinary action on any professional or occupational license or certification, or judicial declaration of mental incompetence [59 O.S. §567.8]. These cases are considered on an individual basis at the time application for licensure is made, with the exception of felony convictions. Potential applicants to state-approved education programs, with a criminal history, may obtain an initial determination of eligibility for licensure or certification from the Oklahoma Board of Nursing for a fee. The initial determination of eligibility for licensure petition can be accessed at http://nursing.ok.gov/initialdeterm.pdf. 59 O.S. §567.12
Tulsa Tech builds partnerships with business and industry in the Tulsa area to find opportunities for work-based experiences and student placement.
Contact program Coordinator for current information.
- High School Transcript
- Students who do not currently have Medical Terminology and Anatomy credit must complete Medical Terminology and Anatomy classes in the LPN Program.
- Students who do not currently hold an unencumbered certification as a Long Term Care Nurse Assistant with the required certifications (CNA/LTC) must complete the CNA/LTC course prior to acceptance into the LPN Program.
Contact the Health Science Center at 918.828.1200 for exact dates and times.
Tuition, fees, career majors, courses and hours are subject to change without notice.
All Tulsa Tech students (high school and adult) may have the opportunity to receive college credit upon completion of their program. Our College Relations office will work with students regarding the benefits of Prior Learning Assessments (PLA) toward an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree or a technical college certificate at area colleges.
For more details call the College Relations office at (918) 828-5000.
Plan of StudyPlan of Study
LTC Nursing Aide/HHA (CNA)
Adults / 12 months (All day); 15 months (Evening)
Class Time: Mon-Fri: 7:45 A.M. - 2:30 P.M. Clinical hours may vary.
The day program takes approximately 12 months to complete. New classes begin July, November and March. Applicant selection periods ending approximately 4 months prior to start date.
Class Starts: November 2, 2020, March 1, 2021
Class Time: Mon-Thur: 3:30 P.M. - 10 P.M. Clinical hours may vary.
The evening program takes approximately 15 months to complete depending on the time of year a class starts. New classes begin July and March. Applicant selection periods ending approximately 6 months prior to start date.
Both programs require a total seat time of 1463 hours, which will consist of classroom, lab and clinical experiences. Though a variety of teaching and learning methods are utilized, this is not a self-paced program and attendance requirements must be met.
Contact Info Center at (918) 828-5000 for start dates.
- CNA (Prior Credit)
- Introducation into Nursing
- Core Medical Terminology
- Fundamental of Nursing
- Pharmacology and IV Therapy
- Clinical 1 - Basic Nursing
- Medical Surgical Nursing I
- Clinical 2 Med/Surg Clinical
- Maternal Newborn Theory
- Medical Surgical Nursing II
- Clinical 3 Med/ Surg Clinical
- Pediatric Theory
- Mental Health Theory
- Transition to Practice
- Clinical 4 (Preceptor)
Tuition, Fees and Books
- Estimated Tuition Fees: $5,852.00*
- Books: $766.00**
- Tools, Supplies & Certification Cost: $1025.00**
**There may be additional required costs as defined in the program handbook. Tuition, fees, career majors, courses and hours are subject to change without notice.
For information concerning working conditions, physical requirements, employment and job outlook please refer to the Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/.
Salary information can be found at The Occupational Information Network (O*NET) Resource Center at http://www.onetonline.org/.