Application and Advisement Packet

Wes Watkins Technology Center offers the Practical Nursing career major, its campus is located in Wetumka, Oklahoma. Students enrolled in this career major will have the opportunity to obtain skills required to practice as a practical nurse. Students will work with physicians, nurses, and other members of the health care team in a clinical environment. The curriculum is rigorous and consists of classroom, lab, and relevant clinical instruction in a variety of clinical areas. The career major is designed to prepare students to utilize communication and critical thinking skills as they provide quality patient care. Upon successful completion, graduates may be eligible to take the National Council Licensure Exam (NLCEX-PN) and apply for licensure as a practical nurse.

Classroom and clinical hours vary during each cohort, but are generally between 8:00am and 3:00pm, Monday - Friday. The potential exists for some limited learning opportunities that can only be offered during evenings or weekends. In such cases, students are given as much advanced notice as possible.

Instructional format includes lecture, hands-on, interactive activities, laboratory practice, and clinical experience. Clinical experience can be three (3) or more days per week at sites located in several counties throughout Eastern and Southeastern Oklahoma.

Classes begin every January. The program is less than one year in length.


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