Practical Nursing Program Stillwater | LPN Program | Meridian Tech

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) play an important role in the health care field, as the people who most often deal directly with patients on a day-to-day basis. From taking care of the needs of the patient to conveying any problems and discomforts to their supervisory nurses and doctors, the LPN frequently serves as the chief communicator for patients.

Meridian’s LPN program is divided into different courses of instruction. Each course has objectives the you’ll need to achieve before moving to the next course of instruction. In addition to mastering classroom theory, you’ll spend time in a variety of clinical settings honing your skills. The LPN program will be completed in approximately 12 months. Once licensed, you’ll be ready for work in hospitals, home health, doctor’s offices, long-term care facilities and various health care agencies. Upon successful completion of the Practical Nursing Program, graduates may apply to take the National Council Licensure examination for Practical Nurses.

How You’ll Learn Hands-On

Get out of the classroom and into the real world with projects such as:

  • Practicing your skills with SimMan3G simulation manikins
  • Working with actual patients in clinical settings

Where it Can Take You

Use the skills you’ll learn in this program to find a career you’ll love. Possibilities include:

  • Registered Nurse
  • Nurse Educator
  • Home Health Nurse
  • Life Care Planner

Why Meridian?

98% average NCLEX pass rate
94% job placement
100% employer satisfaction
98% graduate satisfaction
92% program completion
Statistics represent 2013-2015. 

What You’ll Learn

Course
Hours

Anatomy & Physiology (HL00046) Pre-requisite course work.  Related courses may be substituted (e.g. college credit or equivalent)

120

Medical Terminology (HL00342) Pre-requisite course work.  Related courses may be substituted (e.g. college credit or equivalent)

45

Long Term Care Aide (HL0004) or current certification Pre-requisite course work.

75

Introduction to Nursing

40

Mental Health Nursing

40

Fundamentals of Nursing

160

Pharmacology & IV Skills

66

Medical Surgical Nursing I

78

Medical Surgical Nursing II

78

Maternal Newborn Nursing

45

Pediatric Nursing

45

Transition to Practice

15

Clinical I Basic Nursing

80

Clinical II Medical Surgical Nursing (Part I)

224

Clinical III  Medical Surgical Nursing  (Part II)

232

Clinical Nursing IV

120

Total

1,463

 Accreditation and Approval

Accreditation
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA  30326
www.acenursing.org
(404)975-5000

Oklahoma State Board of Career And Technology Education
1500 West 7th
Stillwater, OK  74074
(405)377-2000

Approval
Oklahoma Board of Nursing
2915 N Classen, Suite 524
Oklahoma City, OK  73106
(405)962-1800

Entrance Requirements

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

  • December 1, 2017

Please download supporting documents and read before submitting application, transcripts and other required documents.

2017 Application Orientation/Written Communications Skills Assessment/Interview

  • Friday, September 8, 2017               9:00-11:00 a.m.     Rm E-104
  • Monday, September 25, 2017          5:30-7:30 p.m.       Rm B-143
  • Monday, October 16, 2017                3:00-5:00 p.m.      Rm E-104
  • Monday, October 23, 2017                5:30-7:30 p.m.      Rm B-143
  • Wednesday, November 1, 2017        2:00-4:00 p.m.      Rm B-143
  • Monday, November 13, 2017            9:00-11:00 a.m.     Rm E-104

Attendance is required before submitting application.

Applicants must meet minimum Academic Assessment requirement.

Applicants must show proof of completion of the following pre-requisite courses within the past 3 year with a grade of C or higher 

  • *Medical Math – with application (College Algebra not a substitute)
  • *Anatomy & Physiology – before starting (Course on Ed2Go is not equivalent))
  • *Medical Terminology – before starting (Course on Ed2Go is not equivalent)
  • Long Term Care Aide – before starting

*Challenge exams available.  Please contact the program coordinator for information.

Upcoming course dates for these pre-requisites can be found by clicking here and visiting the Health section of the catalog.

Area colleges may also offer these courses.

Advanced Placement/Transfer Credit
Individuals desiring to receive credit for knowledge previously gained may qualify for advanced standing.  Please contact the program coordinator for information regarding the program advanced standing policy.

Once Accepted
Students must provide evidence of good health by submitting the Meridian Technology Center “Physical Examination Form,” which has been completed and signed by a physician or other licensed healthcare provider. Students must not have any physical restriction that would prohibit them from performing the duties expected of a healthcare worker providing patient care:

  • Must be able to bend, walk, reach overhead, stand, lift carry, push and handle equipment, supplies or patients.
  • Must be able to stand for extended periods of time.
  • Must have adequate vision to read and write.
  • Must have adequate hearing and be able to converse with others in person or over the phone.
  • Must possess fine motor skills and hand/eye coordination.
  • Must be able to handle small objects and assist physicians with sterile procedures.
  • Must be able to communicate with the patient through verbal responses.
  • Must be aware of patient needs and changes in conditions that can be seen and/or heard.

Students must submit evidence of current immunizations as directed; as well as current CPR certification.  The CPR certification must be American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) or American Red Cross CPR, AED for the Professional Rescuer and Healthcare Provider.  Immunizations and CPR certification must remain current for the entire program.

Approximate Costs

Tuition and other expenses are subject to change. Students will provide their own transportation to the clinical education sites in various communities three to five days per week. Travel expense is probably the largest expense students will encounter.

Item
Approximate Cost

Tuition (out-of-district tuition is double)

$4,072

Physical, CPR class, Hepatitis B vaccination series

$250

Uniforms

$300

Books, supplies and miscellaneous expenses

$1,000

Background checks and drug screening (if required for clinical eligibility)

 

$80