Practical Nursing

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Practical Nursing 2017-10-16T13:06:20+00:00

Project Description

Description

The Practical Nursing program is approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing (OBN) and Oklahoma Department of Career Tech and Education (ODCTE). This program will prepare students to work as a highly skilled member of the health care team.

Who Can Attend?

Adults

Scheduling Information

Adult Students:

1 year
February – January 8:15am-11:30am /12:30 – 3:30pm
Clinical hours will vary.

Career Majors

Licensed Practical Nurse

Tuition

The current in-district rate ($2.10 per class hour) will be charged to those students residing in a technology center school district. All other students will be charged the out-of-district tuition rate ($4.20 per class hour). In addition, lab fees, supplies and textbooks may be required.

Application Process

Adult Students: Applications can be obtained at the Student Services Office located on the SWTC campus at 711 W. Tamarack Rd. in Altus.

Adult students are required to take a KeyTrain assessment at the cost of $10. Assessments are proctored every Tuesday and Thursday at 8:30am in the testing center at the SWTC Campus or by appointment. To make an appointment for assessments please call the SWTC Testing Liaison at (580) 477-2250.

There are two recommendation forms that will need to be filled out by a professional reference as well as a personal friend.

Financial Aid

Southwest Technology Center offers and has access to a variety of financial aid options for those who qualify and plan on attending a full-time training program. Although SWTC does not offer any type of students loans, our staff will help you through the process.

Contact Monica Cox, Financial Aid Coordinator at (580) 480-4734 for more information.

Location

711 West Tamarack Rd.
Altus, OK 73521

Industry Certifications

Certified Nursing Assistant, CNA, after completion of Level I
Advanced Unlicensed Assistant, AUA, after completion of Level II
Certified Medication Aide, CMA, after six months of employment as a CNA and successful completion of Pharmacology
National Council Licensure Examination, NCLEX, after completion of the program
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Entrance Requirements

Adult Students: Adult students are required to take a Key Train assessment at the cost of $10 and an interest assessment. Assessments are proctored every Tuesday and Thursday at 8:30am in the testing center at the SWTC Campus or by appointment. To make an appointment for assessments please call the SWTC Testing Liaison at (580) 477-2250.

Employment Opportunities

Upon successfully writing the licensure exam, students can work under the supervision of a registered nurse or a licensed physician to provide nursing care to selected patients. Average starting salaries range from $14.00 to $19.00 per hour.

 

Director of Student Services

Ericka Wiginton
ewiginton@swtech.edu
580.480.4740

PN Director & Instructor

Doug Johnston
djohnston@swtech.edu
580.480.4760

PN Administrative Assistant

Aracely Gonzales
agonzales@swtech.edu
580.480.4724