LPN Educational Courses and Programs in Oklahoma

Oklahoma is part of the southern United States and contains the Ouachita National Forest, the oldest and largest national forest in the South; Oklahoma also contains the world’s tallest hill, Cavanal Hill, which fails the definition of a mountain (2,000 feet) by one foot. If you make this geographically diverse state your home and are seeking information on what’s involved in becoming an LPN in Oklahoma, continue reading. This page contains information on what LPN education tends to look like, what some job duties for LPNs are, and some of the requirements and parts of the process to be licensed as an LPN in Oklahoma. There is also a listing located in the last section that provides some information on local schools in Oklahoma that may have some Practical Nursing classes or courses.

LPN Schooling Courses: Basic/General Information

Theoretical and practical education are the two major components of LPN educational programs. Theoretical education includes fundamental education classes as well as nursing classes. These classes might be on subjects like math, science, and nursing-specific topics. Practical education comes in when students learn practical skills in these classes. Labs often accompany nursing classes and may be set up so an instructor is present to give guidance and help when necessary. Students are usually required to participate in clinicals, as well, during the course of the schooling. Clinicals usually occur each week, and the students may be given opportunities to put into practice in real life what they have been working on in classes and labs. Usually, clinical responsibilities start out easier toward the beginning of the schooling program and progress as students continue through the program.

Common Job Tasks for LPNs in Oklahoma

LPNs in Oklahoma work a very wide variety of tasks in their day-to-day employment. These tasks often vary according to where the LPN is employed; hospitals, medical clinics, doctors’ offices, children’s homes, and nursing homes may all employ LPNs. An LPN in a Infant Intensive Care Unit might bottle feed an infant but obviously an LPN in a nursing home may have a different set of duties. LPN job tasks may be diverse, and involve many different duties. LPNs may assist patients at their bedside, help them with hygiene related issues, administer medication, and perform other important tasks. In addition to that, they may collaborate other people on the medical team, and perform other various job functions and duties.

Licensing Information for LPNs in Oklahoma

Oklahoma applicants for practical nursing licensing must complete a certain application process and meet certain requirements. A general introduction to these requirements is covered below, but for comprehensive information and specific fee amounts, visit the Oklahoma Board of Nursing’s (OBN) website. Information on applying for LPN licensure as a legal alien, foreign LPN education, out-of-state LPN education, and other unique situations can also be found on that website.

Applicants for LPN licensing in Oklahoma must be at least 18 years of age and have either a high school diploma or GED. They must provide proof of U.S. citizenship or legal alien status, as well. They must have graduated from a government-approved LPN program and must have theory and clinical experience in the care of the adult, care of children, maternal-newborn nursing, and psychiatric-mental health nursing (although psychiatric clinical experience is not required). A person who has successfully completed an LPN program needs to have their school send their official transcript to the OBN. Prospective LPNs may also need to complete an online application (hard copies are available, too, via mail) and pay the appropriate fee. A fingerprint-based criminal background check will be made of the applicant. A photo must also be sent in with the application; standards for the photo include 2-inches-by-2-inches, signed by the applicant across the top, bottom, or side border on the front of the photo, and general passport-like appearance. More specifics about the photo can be found on the OBN’s website. Finally, prospective LPNs need to take the NCLEX test and receive a passing score.

Oklahoma Schools Potentially Offering Practical Nursing Courses and Programs

Canadian Valley Technology Center
6505 Rte 66, El Reno, OK 73036
(405) 262-2629

Chisholm Trail Technology Center
283 OK-33, Omega, OK 73764
(405) 729-8324

Green country Technology Center
1100 OK-56 Loop, Okmulgee, OK 74447
(918) 758-0840

Central Technology Center
1720 S Main St, Sapulpa, OK 74066
(918) 224-9300

Gordon Cooper Technology Center
1 John C Bruton Dr, Shawnee, OK 74804
(405) 273-7493

High Plains Technology Center
3921 34th St, Woodward, OK 73801
(580) 256-6618

Indian Capital Technology Center
2403 N 41st St E, Muskogee, OK 74403
(918) 686-7565

Kiamichi Technology Center
1004 OK-2, Wilburton, OK 74578
(918) 465-2324

Mid-Del Technology Center
1621 Maple Dr, Midwest City, OK 73110
(405) 739-1707

Moore Norman Technology Center
4701 12th Ave NW, Norman, OK 73069
(405) 364-5763

Northeast Technology Center
6195 OK-20, Pryor Creek, OK 74362
(918) 825-5555

Northern Oklahoma College
1220 E Grand, Tonkawa, OK 74653
(580) 628-6200

Oklahoma City Community College
7777 S May Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73159
(405) 682-1611

Oklahoma State University
900 N Portland Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73107
(405) 947-4421

Pontotoc Technology Center
601 W 33rd St, Ada, OK 74820
(580) 310-2200

Redlands Community College
1300 S Country Club Rd, El Reno, OK 73036
(405) 262-2552

Red River Technology Center
3300 W Bois D’Arc Ave, Duncan, OK 73534
(580) 255-2903

Rose State College
6420 SE 15th St, Midwest City, OK 73110
(405) 733-7673

Southern Oklahoma Technology Center
2610 Sam Noble Pkwy, Ardmore, OK 73401
(580) 223-2070

Tulsa Community College
6111 E Skelly Dr, Tulsa, OK 74135
(918) 595-7000