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 2022-2023 Application Information

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. OBN Bulletin

Testing Dates

Testing space is limited and applicants must sign-up and pre-pay no later than 3 days prior to the testing date. To sign-up, call the Assessment and Testing Coordinator at 580-255-2903, ext. 276.

8:30 am Test

September 2, 2021
November 4, 2021
January 6, 2022
February 8, 2022
March 8, 2022**


5:00 pm Test

October 5, 2021
December 7, 2021
January 25, 2022
February 24, 2022
March 24, 2022

**Applicants testing prior to March 8 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 and Western Oklahoma State College.

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