Practical Nurse Career Major - Overview

Practical Nurse

Practical Nurse
Campus
Health Careers Center
(Springlake Campus)
Career Major Length
1344 hours
Who Can Enroll
Adults
Schedule
M-F 7:45a-2:15p
Fees
In-State Tuition:
$3,360.00
Out-of-State Tuition:
$8,736.00
Book Costs:
$495.00
Supplies Costs:
$1,348.00
Average Oklahoma Salary
$15/hour

This career major prepares the student to become a licensed practical nurse (LPN), an important member of the health care team who works 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 medical surgical. Students will learn how to identify patient problems, identify appropriate interventions and evaluate nursing care. Graduates of this career major will be eligible take the NCLEX-PN and become licensed through the Board of Nursing.

 

Students must have already completed college level courses in Medical Terminology and Anatomy & Physiology.

Career Major Length
1344.00Total Hours
Course Title
Hours
Academic Life Skills
15.00
Basic Nursing Skills
91.00
Concepts of Nursing
40.00
Fundamentals of Nursing
160.00
Clinical I Basic Nursing
80.00
Pharmacology & Intravenous Therapy Skills
50.00
Medical Surgical Nursing I
99.00
Clinical II Medical Surgical Nursing Part I
168.00
Medical Surgical Nursing II
99.00
Clinical III Medical Surgical Nursing Part II
168.00
Nursing Specialties
120.00
Clinical IV Maternal/Newborn, Pediatric and Mental Health
104.00
Transition to Practice
54.00
Clinical V Transition to Practice
96.00

Helpful Attributes and Abilities

  • Reading, language and math skills at the 12th grade level or above
  • Attention to detail
  • Flexibility
  • Good communication skills
  • Good physical and mental health
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Ability to relate to people in a caring, empathetic manner

Required Prerequisites

  • High school diploma or GED
  • 18 years old
  • Medical Terminology (2-3 college credit hours)
  • Anatomy & Physiology (4 or more college credit hours)
  • CPR for Health Care Providers (American Heart Association Course)

Certifications Available

  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
  • Advanced Unlicensed Assistant (AUA)
  • Certified Medication Aide (CMA)
  • Certified Nurse Assitant (CNA)