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Oklahoma, OK | LPN Nursing Program Information

How to Become an LPN in Oklahoma

To begin, students must complete around 5 courses in general studies before applying to an Oklahoma LPN training program—these courses cover introductory topics like biology, math and psychology. They then apply to a college of nursing that offers LPN-specific training or an early-exit option from a Registered Nurse program and, after acceptance, nursing-focused course work takes around a year to complete. The education culminates with the National Counsel Licensing Examination-Practical Nursing (NCLEX-PN). The test costs $200 to take through the national examining body, Pearson Vue. In addition, the Oklahoma Board of Nursing charges an $85 application fee. Only after the test has been successfully challenged, which is the case for upwards of 90 percent of graduates of an Oklahoma LPN training program, students must pass a criminal background check. Then, they can begin working as a Licensed Practical Nurse.

Oklahoma Licensed Practical Nurse Jobs and Wages

A Licensed Practical Nurse in Oklahoma typically finds work in a hospital, where they engage mostly in direct patient care. Other health care facilities, like nursing homes and doctor’s offices, also have a need for LPNs. In all these settings, they can expect to earn an average of $39,000 annually (according to BLS.gov) while working unusual hours, like nights and weekends—after all, health is a 24-hour a day affair.

Oklahoma Nursing Schools

Online Nursing Schools in Oklahoma
Indiana State University - Online
LPN to BSN - Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Indiana State University - Online
LPN-to-BSN (Online)