Certificate: 49 Hours
The Practical Nursing program is fully approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing. Graduates receive a certificate and are eligible to apply to write the NCLEX-PN exam to become licensed as a Practical Nurse. Graduates may go to work in long-term skilled care, home health care, doctors' offices, hospice, hospitals and/or industrial nursing. This may also be used as a stepping stone to further one's nursing education.
Students may take the "Program Specific Courses" only after they have been admitted into the program. A separate application process is required for acceptance into this program. Refer to the website, otc.edu/academicaffairs/465.php, or the application packet for admissions requirements. Complete application information can be obtained on the OTC web site or from the Allied Health office. A new class begins each fall and spring semester at the Springfield campus, each fall semester at the Table Rock campus, and each spring at the Lebanon center.
MO State Board of Nursing, PO Box 656, Jefferson City, MO 65102, (573) 751-0681.