PRACTICAL NURSING PROGRAM
Nurses are the heart of healthcare!
Learn how to provide top-quality patient care in a variety of medical settings, to prepare you for a fulfilling career as an LPN. Our in-depth curriculum provides the relevant instruction you need in both simulated and real-life settings, as well as skills, terminology and confidentiality that will benefit you in the nursing field.
LPNs have been called the eyes and ears for Registered Nurses and physicians. Practical nurses often have more hands-on time caring for patients than RN’s or doctors. As a diligent nurse, ongoing and accurate assessment is vital. In addition to monitoring and assessing patients, medication is administered and dressings are changed. Many LPNs are in charge nurse positions, many others assist patients with personal care.
There is also high demand for LPN jobs, due to the aging population. You’ll discover an abundance of entry-level jobs for LPN candidates with little to no experience, meaning you can quickly enter the work force and begin to make connections. And, should you ever decide to pursue an RN career, becoming an LPN gives you the opportunity to get real-world experience and support yourself while pursuing that goal.
If you’re aspiring to become a nurse, let the practical nursing program be your springboard to an exciting, fulfilling career.
The program cost for the Practical Nursing program is $5,280.50.
Classes are held at our campus in Fort Cobb, Oklahoma. Students are required to attend on a full-time basis (30 hours a week) in order to successfully complete the practical nursing program. The practical nursing program is limited to 20 students. In the practical nursing program, you’ll receive academic and clinical education in anatomy, physiology, phlebotomy and wound care. We also provide instruction on the role of an LPN as it relates to ethics and legality.
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) responsibilities
- Provide bedside care
- Administer medications and document therapeutic effects
- Take vital signs (temperature, blood pressure, pulse and respiration)
- Assist with resident comfort
- Prepare and administer injections and/or enemas
- Collect samples and monitor catheters
- Provide wound care
Tactical Vehicle Driving Training
Caddo County Sheriff's Office Special Response team members who participated in an armored vehicle driver's training at Caddo Kiowa Tech Center are James Robinson, Lynwood Smith Sr., Chris Leal, Trent Patterson, Tom Sorrell, Eddie Ramsey, Hayden Young, Jeremy Bradford, and Chris Lewis. Not pictured is Team Commander Tom Adkins who conducted and organized the training event.
David McFarland, Diesel Service Tech
Did you know that according to the BLS, the median annual wage for diesel service technicians and mechanics is $46,360? David Mcfarland (Carnegie) does and is working on getting his certification at Caddo Kiowa Tech Center. McFarland is seen here replacing the air conditioner compressor on a 4900 Western/Star truck.