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Practical Nursing

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Adults Only
This program prepares students to care for ill, injured, convalescent, and disabled patients in hospitals, clinics, doctor’s offices, private homes, long term care facilities, other medical care facilities, and even clinical research. Duties vary depending on each state’s nurse practice act (regulations). Students provide basic nursing care, perform assessments and administer care to clients under the direct supervision of physicians, dentists or registered nurses. They are responsible for supervision of Certified Nurse Aides, Certified Medication Aides, and Advanced Unlicensed Assistants.
 
Students who successfully complete this program have opportunities to become employed in the Moore, Norman, and Oklahoma City Metro health industries.

Program Details

Who can attend?

This career program is open to adults only. 

Courses

 
Course Name
Concepts of Nursing
Anatomy & Physiology
Fundamentals of Nursing
Clinical I Basic Nursing
Pharmacology and Intravenous Therapy Skills
Pediatric Nursing
Clinical II Maternal/Newborn, Pediatric and Mental Health
Maternal Newborn Nursing
Medical Surgical Nursing I
Clinical III - Medical Surgical Nursing (Parts I and II)
Mental Health Concepts
Medical Surgical Nursing II
Transition to Practice
Clinical IV - Transition to Practice
Total Class Hours: 1415

Prerequisites

Requirements

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Class Times

  • Start Date: August 
  • Days: 
    • Monday - Friday (Day)
    • Monday - Thursday (Evening)
  • A.M. Hours: 8:30 - 12:30
  • P.M. Hours: 1:20 - 4:10
  • Evening Hours: 4:00 - 10:00 P.M.

Clinical schedules will vary by site.

Expenses

Credentials Available

Certifications Available:

  • National Council Licensure Examination for Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurses (NCLEX-PN)

 

 

College Credit

You may be able to receive college credit through Prior Learning Assessment.
College Connection has more information.

MNTC’s Practical Nursing graduates qualify for direct articulation into Associate Degree nursing programs at some Oklahoma colleges, pending acceptance to the college and its nursing program. The number of credit hours awarded will be determined by the college. The MNTC PN graduate must have graduated within the past five years and hold a current Oklahoma licensure as an LPN. Most Oklahoma colleges will allow an LPN to take challenge examinations for college credit.

Accreditations

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Attributes

  • Judgment & Decision Making
  • Monitoring, Coordination
  • Deductive Reasoning
  • Written Comprehension
  • Speech Clarity
  • Service Orientation
  • Active Listening
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Time Management
  • Critical Thinking
  • Judgement and Decision Making
  • Complex Problem Solving

Completion & Positive Placement Rate

  • On-Time Adult Completion Rate: 93.5%
  • Positive Placement Rate: 94.44%

Positive Placement Rate includes Military, Continuing Education and all Employment, related or not related. The rate information provided below is based on the most current data available.

Student Achievement Data Practical Nursing Program
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Potential Occupations

  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
  • Triage Licensed Practical Nurse (TRIAGE LPN)

Source: onetonline.org

 

 

Potential Wages

  • US - $15.85 - $29.34 Hourly; $32,970 - $61,030 Annually

  • OK - $15.30 - $23.98 Hourly; $31,830 - $49,880 Annually

29-2061.00 - Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses

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Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial Aid

  • Financial Aid Eligibility: Title IV Eligible
  • Loan Debt: $0.00
  • CIP Code: 51.3901

Start your application today at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

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Scholarships

VA Assistance

This program qualifies for VA Assistance. Learn more.

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Note: MNTC does not participate in the Federal Student Loan Program.

Application Materials

Practical Nursing Application Booklet
PDF of Practical Nursing Application Booklet

Practical Nursing Help Center

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Are there prerequisites for this program?

A:  Refer to the "Prerequisites" tab above.

Q: Can I attend Practical Nursing part time?

A: Part-time hours are offered as a separate program. The application period usually begins in January of each year. Contact (405) 801-5400 for more information.

Q: Does MNTC require student ID badges?

A: Yes. All students and staff must wear an MNTC badge while on campus. Pictures for badges are taken during the registration process.

Q: Does Practical Nursing offer evening hours?

A: Evening hours are available for part-time students.

Q: How long will it take to complete the Practical Nursing program?

A: The Practical Nursing program has two (2) options. The full-time option is 10 months starting in August and completing in June. The part-time option is about 16 months. See the tabs above for class hours and specifics.

Q: How many selection points do I need to get into the program?

A:  An applicant should always strive for the most points possible because that is how selections are made. Call (405) 801-5400 if you need assistance counting points. The assistant will always work with you to determine how to get the most points possible.

Q: How many students are accepted into the MNTC Practical Nursing program?

A:  We usually accept 33 students in the day full time program. The evening part time program usually accepts up to 16 students.

Q: How much does this program cost?

A: Refer to the "expenses" tab above.

Q: Is the Practical Nursing program hard?

A: There is a lot of information that must be learned and retained in a relatively short amount of time. However, if you have the skills scores and make it into the program then you have the foundation of being successful. That is why we test your reading comprehension, grammar/writing, and basic math. Our nursing instructors are Mastered prepared nurses with years of experience who are dedicated to your success as a student. Do not be afraid of "hard." Prepare for success!

Q: Is there a waiting list?

A: For this program, you will need to speak with an MNTC Career Advisor. Set up your free career advisement today!

Q: I took the TEAS test for another program, can I use that score?

No, the PN program only accepts Accuplacer, SAT and ACT scores.

Q: My parents did not vaccinate me as a child. Do I still have to do the vaccinations listed in the application book?

A: Yes, you must provide documentation of the required immunizations to apply for the program. 

Q: What are possible occupations for me?

A: Refer to the "Potential Occupations" tab above.

Q: What certifications are available?

A: Refer to the "Credentials Available" tab above.

Q: What is the cost for the Accuplacer test?

A:  There is no charge for testing when you are referred by the MNTC assessment center.

Q: What is the cost of this program?

A: Refer to the "cost" tab above.

Q: What kind of job could I get from this program?

A: Refer to the "potential occupations" tab above.

Q: What kind of testing is required prior to getting into the program?

A: Testing information is available during your meeting with an MNTC Career Advisor. 

Q: When does the program start?

A: Refer to the "class times" tab above.

Q: Where do we do clinicals? What are the hours?

A:  Clinicals are done in the metro area at hospitals, assisting living centers, and clinics. Hours depend on the facility that you are assigned to. Hours at facilities will vary. You will work the regular rotation for the facility at which you are assigned.