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PN Select

Health Science


The PN Select program is designed to provide students the foundational courses that prepare them to enter the Practical Nursing program offered at Southern Oklahoma Technology Center. The total hours for PN Select is 525 hours delivered over 2 semesters. The Practical Nursing Program provides the comprehensive coursework that prepares students to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), an important member of the health care team. While enrolled in the PN Select program, students will complete foundational coursework, learn the role of the LPN, and how to care for a variety of patients in a face to face instructional setting. The students are required to attend class for 3 hours each day for 2 semesters. Students that complete the PN Select program successfully will be admitted into the Practical Nursing Program and will receive 525 hours of advanced standing in the 1463-hour Practical Nursing program.


Applicants must complete a SouthernTech Application for Admission. Additional information and applications are available at the Southern Tech campus and online at Enrollment for this career major is open to partnering High Schools (juniors/seniors) and Adults.


Secondary Student: Free. Post-secondary Student (in-district): $2.50 per hour; Post-secondary Student (Out-of-District): $5 per hour; and Post-secondary Student (Out-of-State): $7.50 per hour. Additional costs may include books, supplies, and miscellaneous fees.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Financial aid and scholarships are available for qualifying students.

Courses (Hours)

Medical Terminology / A&P /Academic Skills (196)
Nursing Skills (404)
Total (600)

Estimated time to complete half time: 1 year

Targeted Certifications and/or Credentials

Medication Administration Technician
Personal Care Technician

Certifications may vary by Program and are subject to change without notice.

Student Organization



Post-secondary: 8:00-11:00 AM or 12:45-3:45 PM
Secondary Students: 8:00-11:00 AM or 12:45-3:45 PM

Employment Options

The following list is associated with the approved SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) for this program and does not necessarily represent immediate opportunities; additional training may be required for some options listed. Caregiver, Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Home Care Aide, Home Health Care Provider, Medication Aide, Patient Care Assistant (PCA), Personal Care Aide, Personal Care Assistant (PCA), Personal Care Attendant (PCA), Resident Care Assistant (RCA) – Approximate Pay Potential: $8-16 per hour(source: 31-1122.00 - Personal Care Aides):



Tracie Kelch

Tracie Kelch

PN Select Instructor


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