In Person option. It is a meeting intended to provide information to you about the practical nursing program. You must sign up and attend a scheduled orientation and complete a Written Communications Skills Assessment/Interview.
Online option (if available). It is a meeting intended to provide information to you about the Practical Nursing Program. you must view the YouTube orientation video, print verification form, then make an appointment to come to Meridian to complete a Written Communication Skills Assessment/Interview.
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.
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.
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.
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 minimum required scores and testing dates will be determined later and emailed to applicants who have signed up to attend an application orientation. This information will also be added to the practical nursing webpage once it becomes available.
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!
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.)
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.