- 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).
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 (registered or 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:
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. An individual with a felony conviction cannot apply for licensure for at least five years after completion of all sentencing terms, including probation and suspended sentences, unless a presidential or gubernatorial pardon is received [59 O.S. §§567.5 & 567.6].
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.
- Age 18 or older
- High school diploma or G.E.D
- Basic computer literacy
- Students who do not currently have Medical Terminology and Anatomy credit must complete Medical Terminology and Anatomy classes in Block 1 of the LPN Program or have it completed elsewhere prior to the start of Block 2.
- Students who do not currently hold an unencumbered certification as a Long Term Care Nurse Assistant with the required certifications (CNA/LTC/HHA) must complete the CNA/LTC/HHA course in Block 1 of the LPN Program or have it completed elsewhere prior to the start of Block 2.
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
Health Sciences Center
3350 S Memorial Dr
Tulsa, OK 74145-1322
Who Can Attend?
Adults / 15 months (All day); 18 months (Evening)
Class Time: Mon-Fri: 7:45 A.M. - 2:30 P.M. Clinical hours may vary.
The day program takes approximately 15 months to complete. New classes begin approximately every 60 days and are selected from applicant periods ending approximately 9 months prior.
Class Starts: October 23, 2018 and February 25, 2019
Class Time: Mon-Thur: 3:30 P.M. - 10 P.M. Clinical hours may vary.
The evening program takes approximately 18 months to complete depending on the time of year a class starts. New classes begin approximately every 75 days and are selected from applicant periods ending approximately 9 months prior.
Class Starts: January 7, 2019
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.
- Long Term Care Nurse Assist
- Home Health Care Aid Deeming
- Core Medical Terminology
- Concepts of Nursing
- Fundamental of Nursing
- Clinical 1 - Basic Nursing
- Medical Surgical Nursing I
- Clinical 2A-Med Surg Nursing I
- Clinical 2B-Med Surg Nursing I
- Maternal Newborn Theory
- Maternal Newborn Clinical
- Medical Surgical Nursing II
- Clinical 3A - Med Surg Nursing II
- Clinical 3B - Med Surg Nursing II
- Pediatric Theory
- Pediatric Clinical
- Mental Health Theory
- Mental Health Clinical
- Transition to Practice
- Clinical 5 - Transition to Practice
Estimated Tuition, Fees and Books
Estimated Tuition Fees: $5,852.00
Additional Required Costs: $1,919.75**
**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/.
O*NET_SOC Code: 29-2061.00