Practical Nursing

The Francis Tuttle Practical Nursing program strives to provide students with an innovative, industry-driven educational experience that prepares them to provide quality health care in a variety of settings. Students learn in an environment that features state-of-the-art technology, a large mini-hospital, simulated laboratory setting, and a Health Resource Center equipped with both traditional and technology resources.

Learning is enhanced in a collaborative environment characterized by active, responsible student involvement and instructors who function as facilitators, experts, and resources. Students are responsible for their own learning, while faculty are responsible for maintaining an expert knowledge base, managing the learning environment to the maximum benefit of the learner, and implementing teaching strategies and methodologies to meet student learning styles.

To be successful, students should expect to spend a minimum of 20-25 hours per week studying outside of class and clinical time. It is highly recommended that students admitted to the program work no more than 24 hours per week.

The PN program has two enrollment options: 1) Fall Cohort; 2) Spring Cohort. Both cohorts include the 1+1 nursing education partnership referrals.

Since the PN program is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), graduates qualify for "direct articulation" into select Oklahoma Associate Degree Nursing Programs. According to the Statewide PN/ADN Articulation Plan approved by the State Regents for Higher Education, applicants for direct articulation must hold current licensure as an LPN in the state of Oklahoma, must have graduated within the past five years from an ACEN accredited school, and must be employed as an LPN (there is no minimum number of hours required). The number of credit hours awarded will be determined by the granting educational institution. Policies that provide a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) with the opportunity to take challenge examinations to receive college credit are available at most colleges.

Licensure / Certifications

  • Licensed Practical Nurse Licensure - $200* Certifications: *Requires successful completion of the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX). Francis Tuttle will pay the exam fee ($200.00). Student is responsible for the Licensure fee ($150.00) as listed

The Practical Nursing Program at Francis Tuttle Technology Center at the Rockwell Campus located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, is accredited by the:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Practical Nursing Program is Continuing Accreditation. View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program.

Francis Tuttle Technology Center's Practical Nursing Program
Student Achievement Data202120222023
FTTC NCLEX Pass Rate92.11%96.97%100%
Oklahoma NCLEX
Pass Rate
National NCLEX
Pass Rate
Completion Rate86.1%80.0%81.0%
Graduate Employment Rate90.0%92.0%96.5%


At A Glance

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Total Hours Required

1,463 hours (1,316 program hours and 147 prerequisite hours)


Fall Cohort: 12 months (August-June)

Spring Cohort: 12 months (January-December)


Both fall and spring cohorts are scheduled every day, Monday through Friday. Theory and skills lab are offered during Francis Tuttle’s daytime hours with onsite learning. Theory, skills lab, and clinical attendance are required. Clinical days and hours will vary. Daytime clinicals are 6:30 AM to 2:30 PM; evening clinicals are 2:30 PM to 10:30 PM. Select specialty clinicals (Mental Health, Obstetrics, Pediatrics) may present a different schedule based on site/space availability. Each cohort’s calendar will be given on the first day of class.


*Prerequisite courses

  • *Human Anatomy and Physiology 102 hours
  • *Medical Terminology 45 hours
  • Nursing Fundamentals 192 hours
  • Mental Health 50 hours
  • Maternal Pediatric Nursing 99 hours
  • Medical-Surgical 216 hours
  • Pharmacology 104 hours
  • Practical Nursing Leadership 45 hours
  • NC1 Fundamental Care Skills 63 hours
  • NC2 Medical Surgical Nursing 95 hours
  • NC3 Mental Health Nursing 46 hours
  • NC4 Medical Surgical Nursing II 228 hours
  • NC5 Women’s & Children’s Health Nursing 81 hours
  • NC6 Leadership Roles of the PN 97 hours

Tuition & Costs

Costs for In-State Adult Students

Costs for Out-of-State Adult Students

Employment & Outcomes

Salary Range

$12.00-$35.00 (average = $18.53)

per hour

Pass Rate


Pass Rate

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of this program are qualified to work for:

Hospitals, Home Health Agencies, Physicians' Offices, Long-Term Care Facilities, Community Health Agencies, Health Clinics

Nursing major