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Practical Nursing

Practical Nursing
1463 hours
Core Medical Terminology, Anatomy and Physiology for Practical Nursing, as well as Long Term Care Aide are included in this career major. This career major prepares the student to become a Practical Nurse, 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 PN and how to care for a variety of patients including geriatric, pediatric, oncology, and pre/post-operative clients. 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.  College credit may be awarded for coursework following completion of the career major.
COURSE NAME Theory/Lab Hours Clinical Hours TOTAL HOURS
Long Term Care Aide NA 43/16 16 75 
Medical Terminology 45 0 45 
Anatomy and Physiology for Practical Nursing 120 0 120
Introduction into Nursing 40 0 40
Fundamentals of Nursing 85/75 0 160
Pharmacology and IV Therapy Skills 36/30 0 66
Clinical Nursing I 0 80 80
Medical Surgical Nursing I 78 0 78
Maternal Newborn Nursing 45 0 45
Pediatric Nursing 45 0 45
Medical Surgical Nursing II 78 0 78
Clinical Nursing II 0 224 224
Mental Health 40 0 40
Clinical Nursing III 0 232 232
Transition into Practice 15 0 15
Clinical Nursing IV 0 120 120

Chisholm Trail Technology Center 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:

1. A valid, unexpired immigrant or nonimmigrant visa status for admission into the United States;

2. A pending or approved application for asylum in the United States;

3. Admission into the United States in refugee status;

4. A pending or approved application for temporary protected status in the United States;

5. Approved deferred action status; or

6. 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. 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]."


Oklahoma Board of Nursing                                                                        405-962-1800
2915 N. Classen Blvd, Suite 524                                                                 405-962-1821 (Fax)
Oklahoma City, OK 73106