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 Practical Nursing program uses an online learning management system that allows the curriculum to be available to the student 24 hours/day. The curriculum is divided into nine theory courses and four clinical courses of instruction. Each course has objectives 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 practical nursing program is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., available until 8:00 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday; and will be completed in approximately 12 months. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates may apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses. Once licensed, you’ll be ready for work in hospitals, home health, doctor’s offices, long-term care facilities, and various health care agencies.
Get out of the classroom and into the real world with projects such as:
Use the skills you’ll learn in this program to find a career you’ll love. Possibilities include:
First-Time NCLEX Pass Rate
2019 2020 2021 2022
Meridian 88.89% 77.78% 94.74% 86.36%
Oklahoma 87.41% 87.75% 87.40% 79.93%
National 85.63% 83.09% 79.60 86.97%
Program Completion Rate
Job Placement Rate*
*Working in nursing within six months after graduation. This does not include those who are continuing their education but not working.
Anatomy & Physiology (HL00046) Pre-requisite course work. Related courses may be substituted (e.g. college credit or equivalent)
Medical Terminology (HL00342) Pre-requisite course work. Related courses may be substituted (e.g. college credit or equivalent)
Long Term Care Aide (HL0004) or current certification Pre-requisite course work.
Introduction to Nursing
Mental Health Nursing
Fundamentals of Nursing
Pharmacology & IV Skills
Medical Surgical Nursing I
Medical Surgical Nursing II
Maternal Newborn Nursing
Transition to Practice
Clinical I Basic Nursing
Clinical II Medical Surgical Nursing (Part I)
Clinical III Medical Surgical Nursing (Part II)
Clinical Nursing IV
The Practical Nursing Program at Meridian Technology Center located in Stillwater, OK 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 at http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm.
Oklahoma State Board of Career And Technology Education
1500 West 7th
Stillwater, OK 74074
Oklahoma Board of Nursing
2915 N Classen, Suite 524
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
Spring 2024 Application Deadline
For a current application packet, please contact Angie Richardson at (405)377-3333 Ext. 273 or email@example.com.
Fall 202r Application Orientation and Written Communications Skills Assessment/Interview
All applicants must attend an application orientation. The application orientation will provide information so the applicant can better understand the program and what it takes to complete the Practical Nursing Program successfully. The application orientation session will also include a time for each prospective applicant to complete a written communications skills assessment/interview form. Sessions for the January 5, 2024 application deadline are not yet available. Please check back soon for these dates.
Applicants must show proof of completion of the following pre-requisite courses within the past 5 years with a grade of C or higher
*Challenge exams available. Please contact the program coordinator for information.
Meridian offers online training in Medical Math Basics, Medical Terminology, and Anatomy and Physiology. To enroll in these courses, please call the Health Occupations desk at (405)377-3333 ext. 209 or 211.
Area colleges may also offer these courses.
Entrance Exam – HESI A2©
All applicants must complete or submit scores of HESI A2© completed within the past three years. Applicants may take twice for each application(March – June) or (September – December). The cost $50.00 per test. For information on signing up to take the HESI A2 exam at Meridian Technology Center, please see HESI A2 Exam Overview for Practical Nursing.
At this time the practical nursing program at Meridian Technology Center does not require a specific score to make application to the program. Points will be awarded for the scores you receive on each section. See points on PN Application Pts. Sheet.
Oklahoma Board of Nursing Important Information
Oklahoma Board of Nursing special requirements for licensing.
The Oklahoma Board of Nursing has the right, as a state licensing agency, to deny students the opportunity to take the licensing examination if they have been charged, have a pending conviction, or have been convicted of a crime which includes a felony, gross misdemeanor, or misdemeanor; or have any violations related to alcohol/or drugs. For further information, please download the Oklahoma Board of Nursing documentation.
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.
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:
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). Immunizations and CPR certification must remain current for the entire program.
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.
Tuition (out-of-district tuition is double)
Physical, CPR class, Hepatitis B vaccination series
Books, supplies and miscellaneous expenses
Background checks and drug screening (if required for clinical eligibility)
Contact us with any questions at 405.377.3333 or complete the application located on this page.