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.
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:
98% average NCLEX pass rate
94% job placement
100% employer satisfaction
98% graduate satisfaction
92% program completion
Statistics represent 2013-2015.
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
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
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 2019 Application Deadline
Please download supporting documents and read before submitting application, transcripts and other required documents.
Spring 2019 Application Orientation and Written Communications Skills Assessment/Interview
All applicants must attend an application orientation. The application orientation will provide information so the applicant will have a better understanding of the program and what it takes to successfully complete the Practical Nursing Program. Attendees of this orientation will also complete a written communication skills assessment/interview form. Attendees are also welcome to bring a spouse, friend, parent or significant other to the orientation.
|Wednesday, January 30, 2019||9:00-11:00 a.m.||Rm B-143|
|Monday, February 11, 2019||9:00-11:00 a.m.||Rm B-143|
|Monday, February 25, 2019||5:30-7:30 p.m.||Rm B-143|
|Wednesday, March 13, 2019||1:00-3:00 p.m.||Rm B-143|
|Wednesday, March 27, 2019||5:30-7:30 p.m.||Rm B-143|
|Wednesday, April 10, 2019||9:00-11:00 a.m.||Rm B-143|
|Monday, April 22, 2019||5:30-7:30 p.m.||Rm B-143|
|Friday, May 10, 2019||9:00-11:00 a.m.||Rm B-143|
|Monday, May 20, 2019||2:00-4:00 p.m.||Rm B-143|
Applicants must show proof of completion of the following pre-requisite courses within the past 3 year with a grade of C or higher
Applicants must meet minimum Academic Assessment requirement.
*Challenge exams available. Please contact the program coordinator for information.
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.
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) or American Red Cross CPR, AED for the Professional Rescuer and Healthcare Provider. 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)