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Practical Nurse

Core medical terminology, anatomy and physiology as well as long term care assistant are included in this program. This program prepares the student to become a licensed practical nurse, an important member of the health care team who works under the supervision or direction of a registered nurse, licensed physician or dentist. Students will learn the role of the LPN and how to care for a variety of patients including geriatric, pediatric, oncology, and pre/post operative patients. Students will learn how to identify patient problems, identify appropriate interventions and evaluate nursing care. Graduates of this program will be eligible take the National Council Licensing Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN) and become licensed through the Oklahoma Board of Nursing.

"What I enjoy most about teaching at Great Plains is watching students gain the confidence in themselves and new skills learned to provide safe, excellent patient care to our community in southwest Oklahoma."
Casey Prisby, Instructor

"I enjoy encouraging students that they too can accomplish their dreams in-spite the roadblocks, mountains, and valleys that they may face."
Charketta Jessie, Instructor

"A great aspect to teaching at Great Plains is being able to instruct and guide students to be effective, efficient, and safe nurses for the community."
Erica Grant, Instructor

"What I enjoy most about teaching at Great Plains is the opportunity we have to make a huge impact in our students' lives by helping them achieve their life goals in becoming nurses."
Jennifer Ward, Instructor

"I really enjoy the interaction with students and feeling I have made a difference in their lives, allowing them to pursue a career in industry after completing a 9 month program."
Kay Ray, Instructor

"I enjoy having the opportunity to educate students to the nursing profession. It is very rewarding to me to be able to help my students achieve their goals and to be successful in their pursuit of a career in nursing."
Leslie Givens, Instructor

 

Who Can Attend?

Adults
 

Location 

Lawton Campus
Frederick Campus
 

Useful Information

Karen Shirey
Licensed Practical Nurse Coordinator

Contact:
580-250-5580
kshirey@greatplains.edu

"I really enjoy the interaction with students and feeling I have made a difference in their lives, allowing them to pursue a career in industry after completing a 9 month program.Being an instructor at Great Plains allows me to teach people new, professional skills that change lives. The skills learned not only benefits the students and their families, but improves the lives of the patients they serve and the communities in which they work."
Pamela Williams, Instructor