Practical Nursing FAQ

Practical Nursing Program FAQ

An in-person meeting intended to provide information to you about the practical nursing application process and program. All applicants must sign up and attend a scheduled orientation and complete a Written Communications Skills Assessment/Interview.
No, it is not a requirement. However, it can add to your total application points if you submit proof. Students are selected on a point system. Proof can be submitted by “official transcript”.
Completed applications can be turned in at any time. Deadlines are every July 5 and January 5. The deadline will be the following Monday if the date occurs on the weekend.
Once the selection process has been completed, a packet will be mailed to the student with a letter of provisional acceptance and documents containing additional requirements. Those not accepted or those chosen as an alternate will receive a letter as well.
An applicant should always strive for the most points possible, because the is how selections are made. That being said, there is not a set amount of points a person needs to have to be accepted into the program. Acceptance of students into the program is based upon the number of accumulated points by the applicant for that application period.
No, at this time there are no full-time programs offered at the South Campus.
If the place you live falls in one of the following school districts: Agra, Carney, Glencoe, Guthrie, Morrison, Mulhall-Orlando, Pawnee, Perkins-Tryon, Perry, and Stillwater, you will be considered “In-District”. The Meridian Technology Center district covers parts of Lincoln, Logan, Noble, Pawnee and Payne counties.
No, at this time Meridian Technology Center does not offer a part-time practical nursing program.
Currently the practical nursing program is available until Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and available till 8:00 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday. (The PN program uses an online learning management system that allows the curriculum to available to the student 24/hours a day.) Students are required to complete at least 80% of 30 hours on campus/clinical working on the program hours. Students receiving financial assistance may be required to put in attend more hours on campus/clinical.
This program is open to adults only. Students must attend full time.
In order to enroll in this program, students must have a high school diploma or equivalent, and meet all pre-requisite and entrance requirements. And must be at least 18 years old to qualify to take the national licensure examination to become an LPN.
The practical nursing program is completed in approximately 12 months.
We usually accept 14-18 students for each cohort.
Application deadline on January 5 for a start date in March Application deadline on July 5 for a start date in September
No, the practical nursing program only accepts the HESI A2©. (See Application Enrollment Process in supporting documents.)
The HESI A2© exam is used to test academic readiness of those who are wishing to seek admission to nursing schools. Nursing programs use the exam to help schools find the best candidates for their program.
The cost is expected to be approximately $50.00 per test.
There is a lot of information that must be learned and retained in a relatively short amount of time. Our nursing instructors are trained with years of experience and are dedicated to your success as a student. Prepare yourself for success!
You will receive hands-on training at various clinical sites including hospitals, doctors’ offices, nursing homes, etc. On-site clinical in the form of simulation is also used.
No, you are responsible for your own reliable transportation to each clinical site.
Clinicals are done in a 65-mile radius of Stillwater at hospitals, long term care facilities, clinics and various other healthcare agencies. Hours depend on the facility that you are assigned to.
Meridian Technology Center requires American Red Cross Association BLS (Basic Life Support) or American Heart Association BLS. Students must be certified for the entire length of the program.
Yes, PN students are required to wear their Meridian ID badge everyday while at school. The Meridian ID badge must be worn on the left side of the uniform/lab coat while in all clinical rotations. (An additional Stillwater Medical Center badge must be worn with completing any clinical rotations at a Stillwater Medical Center facility.)
Yes, you will receive a list of required vaccinations once accepted into the program.
Although Meridian Technology Center does not require the COVID vaccination we must follow the criteria for the clinical sites. Currently all students will be required to complete the COVID vaccination series in order to complete their clinical training as some of the clinical sites that ALL students must attend during the program DO REQUIRE the COVID vaccination. You must sign a “Statement of Clinical Site Covid-19 Vaccination Requirements and Release” indicating you understand that by not being vaccinated, you may not be able to complete required clinical rotations which may necessitate your need to withdraw from the PN program due to not being able to complete all the program requirements.