LPN Programs in Oklahoma

Becoming an LPN in Oklahoma requires the least amount of time spent in an educational nursing program, that still allows one to enter the nursing field. The approved LPN programs in Oklahoma only take about 12 months to complete. LPN licensing in Oklahoma requires that an LPN applicant for licensure by examination complete a government approved LPN program or one that the Oklahoma State Board of Nursing can verify meets all LPN educational program requirements. A list of the approved LPN schools and contact information for these schools can be found below.

As an applicant to LPN programs in Oklahoma there are a few common requirements that you should be aware of. These include but are not limited to holding a high school diploma or its equivalent (required by the Oklahoma State Board of Nursing for licensure as an LPN), passing an entrance exam, pre-requisite courses, and an interview. These are just some commonly seen requirements. You will want to contact schools of interest to learn more about the most current requirements.

A graduate from an approved LPN program in Oklahoma will have received theory and clinical experience instruction in adult nursing care, child nursing care, maternal and infant nursing care, psychiatric/mental health nursing (no clinical experiences are required only theory) and related basic nursing skills and core knowledge. Graduates are prepared to take the NCLEX-PN licensure exam as well as for professional practice as an LPN once they are approved for licensure by the Oklahoma State Board of Nursing. Applicants for licensure in Oklahoma will need to formally apply with the Board of Nursing for licensure, submit for a criminal history search conducted by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation and successfully pass the NCLEX-PN examination.

LPN Salary, Job Outlook and Employers in Oklahoma

The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission released the state's occupational salary information for June, 2010. This data shows that an LPN in Oklahoma makes an average annual salary of $32,790 and an average hourly wage of $15.76. The Oklahoma Employment and Security Commission also provides job growth projections for many careers and for the LPN profession in Oklahoma they project job growth at 8.16% through 2016. These numbers are provided as a guide and can vary significantly based on location, experience and facility type, so take them for what they are, an estimate. Though they are just estimates they do indicate positive growth and strong earning potential. A great thing about becoming an LPN is that there is always an opportunity to advance your career and make more money by advancing your education with an LPN to ADN or LPN to BSN program.

Some of the facilities where LPNs are found working in the state of Oklahoma include Davita, Brookdale Senior Living, Unity Health Center, HCR Manor Care, SunBridge, St. John Medical Center in Tulsa an Amedysis, Inc. This is just a sample of the employers that may be hiring LPNs once you become licensed.

You may also want to check out the Medical Assisting programs in Oklahoma. Medical Assistants have similar job growth projections and the training time is also similar. Some programs can be completed entirely online.

As was mentioned before, the time to complete an LPN program in Oklahoma can be as little as 12 months. Some programs can be completed on a part time basis in which case it may take 24 months. It is important to consider the time and financial investments you will put into any career training and if the resulting career will be worth that investment. Investing the time to become an LPN and enter one of Oklahoma's fastest growing industries, health care, may be a wise investment. You will have to decide for yourself. Check out the LPN programs below to find one that's convenient for you.

LPN Programs in Oklahoma

Autry Technology Center School of Practical Nursing 1201 West Willow Enid, OK 73703 Ph: 580-242-2750 Ext 163 Caddo-Kiowa Tech. Center Division of Practical Nursing www.caddokiowa.com P.O. Box 190 Ft. Cobb, OK 73005 Ph: 405-643-5511 Ext 263 Canadian Valley Tech. Center Division of Practical Nursing 6505 E. Highway 66 El Reno, OK 73036 Ph: 405-422-2353 Canadian Valley Tech. Center Chickasha Campus 1401 Michigan Avenue Chickasha, OK 73018 Ph: 405-222-7592
Central Technology Center School of Practical Nursing Drumright Campus 3 CT Circle Drumright, OK 74030 Ph: 918-352-2551 Ext 288 Central Technology Center School of Practical Nursing Sapulpa Campus 1720 S. Main St. Sapulpa, OK 74066 Ph: 918-224-9300 Chisholm Trail Tech. Center School of Practical Nursing Rt. 1, Box 60 Omega, OK 73764 Ph: 405-729-8324 Ph: 580-571-6159 Comanche Nation College (Conditional Approval) Practical Nursing Program 1608 S. W. 9th Street Lawton, OK 73501 Ph: 580-591-0203 Muskogee, OK 74403-1799 Ph: 918-686-7565
Francis Tuttle Tech. Center School of Practical Nursing www.francistuttle.com/ 12777 N. Rockwell Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73142-2789 Ph: 405-717-4382 Gordon Cooper Tech. Center Division of Practical Nursing One John C. Bruton Blvd. Shawnee, OK 74804 Ph: 405-273-7493 Ext 291 Great Plains Technology Center Division of Practical Nursing Lawton Campus 4500 West Lee Blvd. Lawton, OK 73505 Ph: 580-250-5595 Great Plains Technology Center Division of Practical Nursing Frederick Campus 2001 E. Gladstone Frederick, OK 73542 Ph: 580-335-5525
Green Country Technology School of Practical Nursing www.gctc.ok.com P.O. Box 1217 1100 N. Loop 56 Okmulgee, OK 74447 Ph: 918-758-0840 Ext 246 High Plains Technology Center School of Practical Nursing www.hptc.net/ 3921 34th Street Woodward, OK 73801 Ph: 580-571-6159 Indian Capital Tech Center School of Practical Nursing Muskogee Campus 2403 N. 41 St. East Muskogee, OK 74403-1799 Ph: 918-686-7565 Indian Capital Tech Center School of Practical Nursing Sallisaw Campus HC 61 Box 12 401 Houser Blvd. Sallisaw, OK 74955 Ph: 918-775-9119 Ext 108
Indian Capital Tech Center School of Practical Nursing Stilwell Campus P.O. Box 192 Stilwell, OK 74960 Ph: 918-696-3111 Indian Capital Tech Center School of Practical Nursing Tahlequah Campus P.O. Box 497 Tahlequah, OK 74465 Ph: 918-456-2594 Kiamichi Technology Center School of Practical Nursing Antlers Campus P.O. Box 70, 405 SW “O” St. Antlers, OK 74523 Ph: 580-298-6354 Kiamichi Technology Center School of Practical Nursing Atoka Campus Hwy 3 West Atoka, OK 74526 Ph: 580-889-7321
Kiamichi Technology Center School of Practical Nursing Durant Campus 810 Waldron Road Durant, OK 74702 Ph: 580-924-7081 Kiamichi Technology Center School of Practical Nursing Hugo Campus 107 South Fifth Hugo, OK 74743 Ph: 580-326-6491 Kiamichi Technology Center School of Practical Nursing McAlester Campus 301 Kiamichi Drive McAlester, OK 74502 Ph: 918-426-0940 Kiamichi Technology Center School of Practical Nursing Idabel Campus (McCurtain) Hwy 70 - 3 miles North Idabel, OK 74745 Ph: 580-286-7555
Kiamichi Technology Center School of Practical Nursing Poteau Campus 1509 South McKenna Poteau, OK 74953 Ph: 918-647-4526 Kiamichi Technology Center School of Practical Nursing Stigler Campus 1410 Old Military Road Stigler, OK 74462 Ph: 918-967-2801 Kiamichi Technology Center School of Practical Nursing Talihina Campus Rt 2 Box 1800 Talihina, OK 74571 Ph: 918-567-2264 Meridian Technology Center School of Practical Nursing 1312 South Sangre Road Stillwater, OK 74074 Ph: 405-377-3333 Ext 324
Metro Technology Center School of Practical Nursing 1720 Springlake Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73111-5296 Ph: 405-605-4610 Mid-America Technology Center Division of Practical Nursing www.matech.org/ P.O. Box H Wayne, OK 73095 Ph: 405-449-3391 Ext 265 Mid-Del Lewis Eubanks Technology Center Division of Practical Nursing www.mid-del.tec.ok.us 1621 Maple Drive Midwest City, OK 73110 Ph: 405-739-1713 Moore Norman Technology Center Practical Nursing Program www.mntechnology.com/ 4701 12th Avenue Norman, OK 73069 Ph: 405-364-5763 Ext 7349
Northeast Technology Centers School of Practical Nursing Pryor Division P.O. Box 825 Pryor, OK 74362-0825 Ph: 918-825-5555 Northeast Technology Centers School of Practical Nursing Afton Division P.O. Box 219 Afton, OK 74331 Ph: 918-257-8324 Northeast Technology Centers School of Practical Nursing Kansas Division P.O. Box 30 Kansas, OK 74347 Ph: 918-868-3535 Northeast Technology Centers School of Practical Nursing Claremore Division 1901 Hwy 88 Claremore, OK 74017 Ph: 918-342-8066
Pioneer Technology Center School of Practical Nursing 2101 N. Ash Street Ponca City, OK 74601 Ph: 580-762-8336 Ext 251 Platt College OKC Campus School of Practical Nursing 309 S. Ann Arbor Oklahoma City, OK 73128 Ph: 405-946-7799 Platt College Moore Campus School of Practical Nursing 1939 N. Moore Ave Moore, OK 73160 Ph: 405-912-2777 Platt College – Tulsa School of Practical Nursing 3801 S. Sheridan Tulsa, OK 74145-6502 Ph: 918-663-9000
Platt College – Lawton Practical Nursing Program 112 S.W. 11th Street Lawton, OK 73501 Ph: 580-355-4416 621 Pontotoc Technology Center School of Practical Nursing 601 W. 33rd Ada, OK 74820 Ph: 580-310-2258 Red River Technology Center Division of Practical Nursing P.O. Box 1807 Duncan, OK 73534 Ph: 580-255-2903 Ext 237 Southern Okla. Tech. Center Division of Practical Nursing 2610 Sam Noble Parkway Ardmore, OK 73401 Ph: 580-223-2070 Ext 239
Southwest Technology Center School of Practical Nursing 711 W. Tamarack Road Altus, OK 73522 Ph: 580-477-2250 Ext 257 Tri County Technology Center Division of Practical Nursing www.tctc.org/ 6101 Nowata Road Bartlesville, OK 74006 Ph: 918-331-3223 Tulsa Tech, HSC School of Practical Nursing P.O. Box 477200 Tulsa, OK 74147-7200 Ph: 918-828-5000 Western Technology Center Division of Practical Nursing P.O. Box 1469 621 Sooner Drive Burns Flat, OK 73624 Ph: 580-562-3181 Ext 2264
Wes Watkins Technology Center School of Practical Nursing 7892 Hwy 9 Route 2, Box 159-1 Wetumka, OK 74883 Ph: 405-452-5500 Ext 277

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