Practical Nursing

The Francis Tuttle Practical Nursing (PN) 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 three enrollment options:1) Full-time;2) Blended Online;3) Traditional(via 1+1 nursing education partnership referral and direct Francis Tuttle admit).

The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) accredits Francis Tuttle's PN program. This qualifies the graduate 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.

At A Glance

Open To

Adults

Campus

Rockwell Campus Center, Health Science Center

Total Hours Required

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

Length

Full-time Option: 11-12 months (Jan-Dec)

Blended Online Option: 11 months (Aug-June)

Traditional Option (via 1+1 referral or direct Francis Tuttle admit): 11 months (Aug-June)

Times

Full-time Option: Campus attendance begins late in January. Students attend class 8:00 am-3:00 pm, Monday-Friday for theory/lab instruction and clinical days per the designated class schedule.

Blended Online Option: Campus attendance begins in August. Students are required to attend school on-campus or at the clinical site per the designated schedule (average 3 days/week).

Traditional Option (via 1+1 referral and direct Francis Tuttle admit): Campus attendance begins in August. Students attend class 9:00 am-2:00 pm, Monday-Wednesday and 8:00 am -3:00 pm Thursday-Friday for theory/lab instruction and clinical days per the designated class schedule.

For all options clinical days and hours vary; usually 8 hours/day, 2 days/week. Daytime clinicals are typically 6:30 am-2:30 pm; Evening clinicals are typically 2:30 pm-10:30 pm. Select specialty clinicals (Mental Health, Obstetrics, Pediatrics) may present a different schedule based on site/space availability.

Student Resources

Application Packet

Courses

Prerequisite courses include: *Human Anatomy & Physiology *Medical Terminology

  • Human Anatomy & 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

Licensure / Certifications

  • Licensed Practical Nurse Licensure-$200.00*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

Tuition & Fees

  • In-State Tuition -$2,895.20
  • Application Fee (non-refundable) -$15.00

Textbooks, Supplies, and Certifications (Estimated)

  • Required textbooks and software -$778.00
  • Physical exam and immunizations -$250.00
  • Background check and drug testing -$95.00
  • Uniforms -$250.00
  • LicensureFees -$150.00

Total Estimated Costs for In-State Adult Students

In-State Adult Students -$4,433.20

This career major is available for Financial Aid
Financial Aid Information

This career major is eligible for financial aid for on-campus hours only. Online hours are not eligible. Listed tuition cost applies to program hours only (1,316). Students who have not completed the required, prerequisite courses may take them at a school of their choice, or at Francis Tuttle for the following additional costs: Medical Terminology: Online tuition (including textbook)-$229.00 Human Anatomy and Physiology: Online tuition (includes ebook) -$349.00

Costs for Out-of-State Adult Students

Licensure / Certifications

  • Licensed Practical Nurse Licensure-$200.00*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.

Tuition & Fees

  • Out-of-State Tuition -$5,790.40
  • Application Fee (non-refundable) -$15.00

Textbooks, Supplies, and Certifications (Estimated)

  • Required textbooks and software -$778.00
  • Physical exam and immunizations -$250.00
  • Background check and drug testing -$95.00
  • Uniforms -$250.00
  • LicensureFees -$150.00

Total Estimated Costs for Out-of-State Adult Students

Out-of-State Adult Students -$7,328.40

This career major is available for Financial Aid
Financial Aid Information

This career major is eligible for financial aid for on-campus hours only. Online hours are not eligible. Listed tuition cost applies to program hours only (1,316). Students who have not completed the required, prerequisite courses may take them at a school of their choice, or at Francis Tuttle for the following additional costs: Medical Terminology: Online tuition (including textbook)-$229.00 Human Anatomy and Physiology: Online tuition (includes ebook) -$349.00

Employment & Outcomes

Salary Range

$12.24-$24.00 (average is $18.43)

per hour

Gainful Employment

This program leads to gainful employment in a recognized occupation.For more information on occupational outcomes, job placement rates, on-time completion rates, loan debt, and other useful informationon the full-time, see

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Pass Rate

99%

completion

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