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 is divided into different 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 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 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:
93% average NCLEX pass rate
91% job placement
100% employer satisfaction
100% graduate satisfaction
80% program completion
Statistics represent 2016-2018.
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
Fall 2020 Application Deadline
Please download supporting documents and read before submitting application, transcripts and other required documents.
Fall 2020 Application Orientation and Written Communications Skills Assessment/Interview
All applicants must complete an application orientation activity. The application orientation activity 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. More information regarding the application orientation activity will be emailed to prospective applicants. If you would like to receive this information, please contact Angie Richardson at (405)377-3333 Ext. 273 or email@example.com.
Applicants must show proof of completion of the following pre-requisite courses within the past 3 year 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.
Applicants must meet a minimum Academic Assessment requirement.
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.