Practical Nursing

Rewarding and exciting careers in nursing begin with the one-year Practical Nursing program at Red River Technology Center.

Students attend the 12-month Practical Nursing program from July to the following June and attend class Monday through Friday from approximately 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Clinical hours vary from 5:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Applicants must schedule an entrance exam (testing dates listed below) and complete an application packet prior to being accepted to the Practical Nursing program. Applicants must also have a pre-requisite course of Medical Terminology, with a minimum of 45 clock hours, with a grade of B or better. Information packets may be picked up from the RRTC Counselor in the main building.  The Practical Nursing program is open to adults who possess a GED or diploma.

Click here to view the Practical Nursing brochure

Click here to view the 2019-2020 Application Letter

Click here to view the 2019-2020 Program Fact Sheet

For more information, contact:

Tiffany Hartlaub
Practical Nursing Secretary

580-255-2903 ext. 243

Program Director

Amanda Churchman, MSN, RN
580-255-2903 ext. 237


Instructor – Krissy Bohn, MSN, RN
580-255-2903 ext. 238

Instructor – Liz Baxter, RN MSN
580-255-2903 ext. 239

Employment Opportunities

  • Clinics
  • Home Health Care
  • Hospitals
  • Doctor’s Office
  • Private Duty
  • Hospice
  • Outpatient Surgery
  • Nursing Homes
  • Industrial Nursing
  • Pharmaceutical Industry


The Practical Nursing program is accredited and approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing. Graduates of the program are eligible to write the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) to become a Licensed Practical Nurse.

Testing Dates

Testing space is limited and applicants must sign-up no later than 3 days prior to the testing date. To sign-up, call the Practical Nursing secretary or Assessment and Testing Coordinator at 580-255-2903.

8:00 am Test

September 5, 2019
November 7, 2019
January 9, 2020
March 5, 2020*
April 2, 2020


5:30 pm Test

October 8, 2019
December 3, 2019
February 4, 2020
March 24, 2020
April 14, 2020

Applicants testing prior to March 5 may retest if necessary.


*Oklahoma Board of Nursing
2915 N. Classen Blvd., Ste. 524
Oklahoma City, OK  73106
(405) 962-1800
Fax: (405) 962-1821

College Bound

Graduates of the program who choose to continue their education may be able to receive college credit at additional institutions, including the University of Oklahoma.

Additional fees may apply to this Career Pathway. Red River Technology Center has determined that the disclosure of information regarding textbook and supplemental material fees is not practicable:  this information is “To be determined.” Please see the Red River Technology Center Counselor for more information.

Additional Resources

Student Portal

Nurse Aide Training Reimbursement Program

2019 Licensed Practical Nurse Gainful Employment Disclosure