The Practical Nursing program at CV Tech prepares adult students to become a Licensed Practical Nurse. Graduates are eligible to take the NCLEX examination for Practical Nursing licensure after successful completion of the Practical Nursing program.


Entry Level Salary Range



Local Program (Adult Only Program)

Practical Nursing, OCAS 9323


Medical Terminology 45
Anatomy 60
Physiology 60
Nursing Concepts 40
Fundamentals of Nursing I 165
Fundamentals of Nursing II 70
Pharmacology and Intravenous Therapy Skills 60
Clinical II – Medical Surgical Nursing 193
Medical Surgical Nursing I 85
Pediatric Nursing 65
Clinical III – Medical Surgical Nursing 276
Maternal/Newborn Nursing 65
Mental Health Nursing 40
Medical Surgical Nursing II 95
Clinical IV – Maternal/Newborn, Pediatric, and Mental Health 21
Total Hours 1540

Suggested Entry Level Skills

Minimum scores of 250 in reading and 250 in arithmetic on the Accuplacer exam.

Clothing Requirement

Students are required to wear scrubs of any color to class every day. Scrub tops, tshirts, or sweatshirts can be worn with scrub pants. School uniform scrubs (specific color with specific patches) are only required during clinicals and are purchased from the CV Tech bookstore.

Instructor and Program Information

We are happy to speak with students/parents (for students under 18) about grades, learning progress, classroom behavior, or any other questions or concerns you may have about our class. Email is the easiest way to contact us; we check email daily and try to respond within 24 hours. You can also call after school (3:15-4:15) to speak to me.


Grades are calculated for each course using total points.

Instructional Methods

Students are expected to meet the course goals and demonstrate their understanding of specific concepts. Various instructional strategies will be used: lecture, textbooks, digital handouts, hands-on practice with manipulatives, class discussions, Internet tutorials, leadership activities, guest speakers and special projects. Students will work independently and in groups. Assignments require students to use academic skills of reading, writing and math along with technical skills.


  • Students are required to pass a safety test with a grade of 100%
  • Safe operation of equipment and safe work habits will ensure the personal well being of students
  • Students must wear appropriate personal protective equipment for the task they are doing
  • Report any malfunction of equipment to the instructor immediately
  • Do not move or tamper with equipment; the equipment is set up and arranged in a necessary manner


  • Follow all class policies and procedures; comply with substitute requests even if different from normal routine
  • Students will remain in class; no passes out of the room unless a student is requested by the office
  • For safety reasons; some programs may limit access to the shop or lab when there is a substitute
  • Help the substitute in any way you can and be a positive representative of CV Tech

Program Expectations

  • Speak kindly. Good communication with peers and instructors is an important skill. Actions such as gossiping, inappropriate joking, cursing, derogatory remarks, and disruptions are unprofessional and will not be tolerated.

  • Arrive ready. When the bell rings, be in assigned seat and in uniform (if required).

  • Time on task. Spend time on task: participate in instructional activities, follow directions, work with peers, etc.

  • Clean. A clean work space is necessary for safety. Every student will clean as they go and clean at the end of the day.

  • Ask for help. It is normal to have questions about difficult sections of learning. Please ask for help by raising your hand to have a section explained again or ask to step into the office if you would like to speak privately.

  • Track progress. Students will use a plan of study to track their progress. Failing to meet deadlines will result in zeros.

  • Break Time. Use your break for personal business (restroom, phone calls, food, drink); you must go to the break area.

  • Cell phones. While cell phones are convenient, they are a distraction to your learning. Please put them on silent and put them in the designated location. Refer to the CVTC Student Handbook for the school policy.

  • Professional behavior. Display professional behavior at all times; this means no horseplay, yelling, etc.

  • Solve problems. If a discipline problem should arise, the steps below will be followed:
    1st Incident – Warning and in class student/teacher conference to find a solution to the problem
    2nd Incident – Student/teacher conference and parent notification
    3rd Incident – Parent/student/teacher conference; conference may include administrator or counselor as needed
    4th Incident – Administrator notified and consequence to be determined
    Severe disruptions or repeated problem behavior will result in removal from class and administrator notification

CV Tech Student Handbook Topics

The instructor will discuss the following topics in the student handbook. The handbook can be accessed at


The Practical Nursing program at CV Tech prepares adult students to become a Licensed Practical Nurse. Graduates are eligible to take the NCLEX examination for Practical Nursing licensure after successful completion of the Practical Nursing program.




* Please ask a CV Tech counselor about this program available through a special partnership with Southwestern Oklahoma State University.


Medical Terminology45
Nursing Concepts40
Fundamentals of Nursing I165
Fundamentals of Nursing II70
Pharmacology and Intravenous Therapy Skills60
Clinical II – Medical Surgical Nursing193
Medical Surgical Nursing I85
Pediatric Nursing65
Clinical III – Medical Surgical Nursing276
Maternal/Newborn Nursing65
Mental Health Nursing40
Medical Surgical Nursing II95
Clinical IV – Material/Newborn, Pediatric, and Mental Health221
Total Hours1,540