Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Program

  • LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE - 1463 hours

Coordinator: Alisha Mason
Contact: (580) 224-8270 or (580) 223-2070 ext. 8270
Email: amason@sotc.edu

Instructors:
>  Brenda Johnston, (580) 224-8238 or (580) 223-2070 ext. 8238,
    bkjohnston@sotc.edu
>  Kasey Duley, (580) 224-8224 or (580) 223-2070 ext. 8224, 
    kduley@sotc.edu
>  Susie Morales, (580) 224-8239 or (580) 223-2070 ext. 8239,
    smorales@sotc.edu
>  Melissa Verdin, (580) 224-8269 or (580) 223-2070 ext. 8269, 
    mverdin@sotc.edu

Health Careers Administrative Assistant:
Brooke Baxter, (580) 224-8259 or (580) 223-2070 ext. 8259, bbaxter@sotc.edu

Practical Nursing Application Packet 2016-17 
Career Opportunities
Licensed Practical Nurses choose nursing to help others. They get an opportunity to serve people when they need the most assistance. As soon as a license is obtained, a practical nurse has many opportunities for employment in health care. Some areas where the LPN can make worthwhile contributions are: Hospitals, Hospice, Nursing Homes, Home Health Agencies, Doctor’s Offices, Dentists Office, Private Clinics, Private Duty Nursing, Adult Day Care Centers, Public Health Organizations and Surgical Centers.

Length of Program
Our 1463 clock hour program consists of 16 courses that include theory, laboratory practice and clinical experience. Students have up to 24 calendar months to complete the program.
Instructional Methods
Our independent study program utilizes an internet based student learning management system to present courses in the form of modular plans of study that involve reading assignments, workbook activities, skills lab activities, computer assisted learning software, videos, course review sessions, discussion, special projects and guest speakers. Instructors act as facilitators/mentors to guide the student.
 
Attendance
Our program offers students a flexible attendance environment. Students must attend a minimum of 16 hours per week. Each course has scheduled review and testing session requirements. Campus is available to students Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and on Fridays from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. School is closed each day from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. for lunch, unless otherwise posted.

Clinical Experience
Clinical experience is divided into five daytime rotations ranging from 6:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. and 120 hours of role transition/preceptorship totaling 688 hours. Students attend a review and testing sessions once weekly with an average of two clinical days per week.
 
Progression
Progression through the program includes a combination of all of the following requirements and sometimes all three are expected on a weekly basis:
1. Weekly attendance requirements of 16 hours
2. Weekly module review sessions, written assignments, skills competency exams and testing
3. Weekly clinical experience

Additional Information

Gainful Employment Disclosure for Licensed Practical Nurse

CERTIFICATION FEE
$200 NCLEX Exam