Becoming an LPN in Oklahoma

The state of Oklahoma strives to offer the highest quality healthcare by focusing on educational development and continued personal growth of their nurses. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Oklahoma is slated for a 7% increase in licensed practical nurse (LPN) jobs per year by 2024. Individuals seeking to meet this growing demand are encouraged to apply for state licensure by attending an approved nursing program or transferring from another state and applying by endorsement.

48
20

2017 Best LPN Programs in Oklahoma

If you're interested in a career as an LPN in the state of Oklahoma, finding the right school is crucial. There are roughly 50 nursing programs available via community college, vocational high school programs, and private nursing schools-each approved by the state. We've culminated data from each of these, including pass-rate and state test results to create a list of Oklahoma's top 20 LPN schools to help you pick the right one. For more information on school rankings, see our Methodology Page.

To see all the top ranked LPN programs in Oklahoma click here.

Oklahoma LPN Licensing Requirements

Oklahoma requires its LPN applicants to attend a Board-certified nursing program and pass the NCLEX exam within 2 years of graduation.

In order to receive state licensure, the applicant must submit an application to the state, including:

  • Official transcripts from state-approved nursing program.
  • Proof of eligibility to work in the US.
  • Proof of passing the NCLEX.

Oklahoma Nursing Forms and Applications:
http://nursing.ok.gov/forms3.html

Physical strength and endurance are part of an LPN’s daily routine. Even though it may not be required at the time of application, it is definitely helpful in performing duties as a nurse.

Out-of-state LPN's can apply for their license in the state of Oklahoma by endorsement. The applicant must submit the appropriate form and include:

  • Licensing verification and proof of continued competency by taking a refresher course or completing 6 academic hours or 105 contact hours.
  • Submit an employer verification form that proves licensure in another state with at least 520 hours worked over the last 2 years.
  • Official transcripts from state-approved nursing program.
  • Proof of passing the NCLEX-PN or the State Board Test Pool Examination (SBTPE).

Foreign applicants must also submit a full course-by-course review of their official transcripts via the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS), as well as proof of English proficiency.

Oklahoma LPN licenses expire every 2 years and require continuing qualifications for renewal. Licensees must complete one or more of the following requirements within the 2 year licensing period:

  • Employed in a nursing position and work at least 520 hours as a practical nurse.
  • Complete at least 24 contact hours of approved continued education.
  • Certify in a nursing specialty area.
  • Complete a board-approved refresher course.
  • Complete at least 6 academic semester credit hours in nursing (at or above current nursing level).

Learn more about Oklahoma LVN Jobs & Employment Outlook.

LPN Salary in Oklahoma By Area

The table below lists career information collected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics for licensed practical nurses in Oklahoma. The table is sorted by total employment, with the largest metropolitan areas listed first.

AreaTotal EmploymentAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
Oklahoma City3,650$19.19$39,910
Tulsa2,330$18.94$39,380
Lawton490$17.09$35,550

For those interested in advancing their nursing career, see our Oklahoma LPN to RN/BSN programs page.

Top Ranked Oklahoma LPN Programs

1

Kiamichi Technology Center - Poteau

1509 S McKenna St, Poteau, OK 74953 - (918) 647-4525 - Visit Homepage

Kiamichi Technology Center (OKTC)-Poteau is located in Poteau, Oklahoma, with additional location is Talihina, Antlers, Durant, Hugo, Idabel, McAlester, Atoka, Spiro, Stigler, and Wilburton. OKTC promotes individual growth by offering programs that allows them to attain valuable job skills, ensuring success in the workplace. The practical nursing program is designed to provide students training in academics and clinical skills and will prepare students to work as a highly skilled member of the healthcare team.

Overall Score: 100.00 - Request Info on Kiamichi Technology Center - Poteau
2

Central Technology Center - Drumright

3 CT Circle, Drumright, OK 74030 - (918) 352-2551 - Visit Homepage

The Practical Nursing program curriculum at Central Technology Center - Drumright is divided into different courses of instruction. Each course has objectives the student will achieve before moving to the next course of instruction. Clinical courses will be completed concurrently with classroom theory. Upon completion of the program and gaining passing status on the NCLEX-PN, graduates can find wor in hospitals, home health, doctors’ offices, long-term care facilities, and various health care agencies.

Overall Score: 100.00 - Request Info on Central Technology Center - Drumright
3

Central Technology Center - Sapulpa

1720 S Main St, Sapulpa, OK 74066 - (918) 224-9300 - Visit Homepage

Central Technology Center, located in Sapulpa, Oklahoma, with additional campuses in Drumright, provides technical education, empowering individuals and elevating the workforce through certification and workforce development. Central Technology Center strives to create a positive learning environment that empowers the individual, encouraging creativity and innovation.

Overall Score: 100.00
4

Mid-America Technology Center

27438 Oklahoma 59, Wayne, OK 73095 - (405) 449-3391 - Visit Homepage

Mid-America Technology Center (MATC), located in Wayne, Oklahoma, consists of 24 programs offered in feeder schools throughout the state. MATC offers a variety of full-time and short-term courses to meet student needs, equipping students with both academic and technical skills necessary to succeed in the workplace.

Overall Score: 99.47 - Request Info on Mid-America Technology Center
5

Northeast Technology Center - Claremore

1901 N. Hwy 88, Claremore, OK 74017 - (918) 342-8066 - Visit Homepage

Northeast Technology Center (NTC)-Claremore is located in Claremore, Oklahoma, with additional campuses located in Pryor, Kansas, and Afton. NTC offers a variety of professional courses with flexible scheduling, providing career certification, special interest education, and workforce development ensuring student success.

Overall Score: 98.82
6

Kiamichi Technology Center - Hugo

107 S 15th Street, Hugo, OK 74743 - (888) 567-6641 - Visit Homepage

Kiamichi Technology Center (OKTC)-Hugo is located in Hugo, Oklahoma, with additional location is Talihina, Antlers, Durant, McAlester, Idabel, Poteau, Atoka, Spiro, Stigler, and Wilburton. OKTC strives to provide the knowledge, skill, and opportunities for students to succeed by offering programs that allows them to achieve business excellence

Overall Score: 98.75 - Request Info on Kiamichi Technology Center - Hugo
7

Northeast Technology Center - Pryor

6195 W. Hwy 20, Pryor, OK 74361 - (918) 825-5555 - Visit Homepage

Northeast Technology Center (NTC)-Pryor is located in Pryor, Oklahoma, with additional campuses located in Claremore, Kansas, and Afton. NTC offers a variety of courses with flexible scheduling, providing professional education or special interest courses for both personal development and professional success.

Overall Score: 98.13 - Request Info on Northeast Technology Center - Pryor
8

Mid-Del Technology Center

1621 Maple Dr, Midwest City, OK 73110 - (405) 739-1707 - Visit Homepage

Mid-Del Technology Center (MDTC)-Midwest City is located in Midwest City, Oklahoma, with an additional campus on Tinker Air Force Base. MDTC provides both full-time and short-term educational programs with a dedicated faculty, delivery both theory and skills to ensure student success.

Overall Score: 97.50
9

Northeast Technology Center - Afton

19901 U.S. 69, Afton, OK 74331 - (918) 257-8324 - Visit Homepage

Northeast Technology Center (NTC)-Afton is located in Afton, Oklahoma, with additional campuses located in Claremore, Kansas, and Pryor. NTC offers short-term, full-time, and night and weekend classes, providing professional education or special interest courses for both personal development and professional success.

Overall Score: 97.50 - Request Info on Northeast Technology Center - Afton
10

Canadian Valley Technology - Chickasha

1401 Michigan Ave., Chickasha, OK 73018 - (405) 224-7220 - Visit Homepage

Canadian Valley Technology Center-Chickasha is located in Chickasha Oklahoma, with additional campuses located in El Reno and Yukon. Canadian Valley offers a variety of full-time and short-term courses, leading to career certifications, as well as workforce development, ensuring student success in the workplace.

Overall Score: 97.47
11

Canadian Valley Technology - El Reno

6505 East Highway 66, El Reno, OK 73036 - (405) 262-2629 - Visit Homepage

Canadian Valley Technology Center-El Reno is located in El Reno, Oklahoma, with additional campuses located in Chickasha and Yukon. Canadian Valley offers full-time programs, short-term courses, career certifications and workforce development, meeting the needs of an always evolving community of learners.

Overall Score: 97.32 - Request Info on Canadian Valley Technology - El Reno
12

Autry Technology Center

1201 W Willow Road, Enid, OK 73703 - (580) 242-2750 - Visit Homepage

Autry Technology Center believes that practical nursing is an integral segment of the health care industry. Practical nursing is a dynamic profession whose goal is the prevention of illness and maintenance of health through the lifespan by giving care and comfort to the health care consumer through the utilization of a systematic plan of care.

Overall Score: 97.14 - Request Info on Autry Technology Center
13

Meridian Technology Center

1312 S Sangre Rd, Stillwater, OK 74074 - (405) 377-3333 - Visit Homepage

Meridian Technology Center's LPN program is divided into different courses of instruction. Each course has objectives that students will need to achieve before moving to the next course of instruction. In addition to mastering classroom theory, students will spend time in a variety of clinical settings. The LPN program will be completed in approximately 12 months.

Overall Score: 96.43 - Request Info on Meridian Technology Center
14

Kiamichi Technology Center - Durant

810 Waldron Road, Durant, OK 74701 - (888) 567-6806 - Visit Homepage

Kiamichi Technology Center (OKTC)-Durant is located in Durant, Oklahoma, with additional location is Talihina, Antlers, Hugo, McAlester, Idabel, Poteau, Atoka, Spiro, Stigler, and Wilburton. OKTC strives to provide the knowledge and skill by offering students programs designed for success.

Overall Score: 95.54 - Request Info on Kiamichi Technology Center - Durant
15

Indian Capital Technology Center - Sallisaw

401 Houser, Sallisaw, OK 74955 - (918) 775-9119 - Visit Homepage

Indian Capital Technology Center (ICTC) is located in Sallisaw, Oklahoma, with additional locations in Tahlequah, Muskogee, and Stilwell. ICTC prepare students for careers as productive and economically efficient members of society by utilizing traditional coursework and hands-on training, ensuring success in the workplace.

Overall Score: 94.81 - Request Info on Indian Capital Technology Center - Sallisaw
16

Metro Technology Centers

1901 Springlake Drive, Oklahoma City, OK 73111 - (405) 424-8324 - Visit Homepage

The LPN program at Metro Technology Centers prepares students to become a licensed practical nurse (LPN). These nurses play an important role in the health care team and work under the supervision or direction of a registered nurse, licensed physician, or dentist. Students will learn the role of the LPN and how to care for a variety of patients including geriatric, pediatric, oncology, and pre/post operative patients.

Overall Score: 94.69 - Request Info on Metro Technology Centers
17

Northeast Technology Center - Kansas

450 N. Hwy 59, Kansas, OK 74347 - (918) 868-3535 - Visit Homepage

The Practical Nursing Program at Northeast Technology Center prepares students for a rewarding career in practical nursing. Their 1463-hour program is open only to those who hold a high school diploma or GED. The program combines classroom and laboratory skills with actual on-the-job experience in clinical settings.

Overall Score: 94.68 - Request Info on Northeast Technology Center - Kansas
18

Indian Capital Technology Center - Tahlequah

240 VoTech Road, Tahlequah, OK 74464 - (918) 456-2594 - Visit Homepage

Indian Capital Technology Center (ICTC) is located in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, with additional locations in Muskogee, Sallisaw, and Stilwell. ICTC is dedicated to preparing its students to become productive and economically efficient members of society, providing upgraded skills and on-the-job training for success in the workplace.

Overall Score: 93.72 - Request Info on Indian Capital Technology Center - Tahlequah
19

Red River Technology Center

3300 W Bois D'Arc Ave, Duncan, OK 73533 - (580) 255-2903 - Visit Homepage

At Red River Technology Center's one-year Practical Nursing program, students are trained to enter a rewarding and exciting career in nursing. Nursing students attend the program from July to the following June and attend class Monday through Friday from approximately 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Overall Score: 93.71 - Request Info on Red River Technology Center
20

Moore Norman Technology Center

4701 12th Avenue NW, Norman, OK 73069 - (405) 364-5763 - Visit Homepage

Moore Norman Technology Center (MNTC), located in Norman, Oklahoma, with an additional campus located in Oklahoma City, provides quality and affordable career education. MNTC offers opportunities to a variety of students, providing career certification and continuing education, allowing students to either enhance and existing skill or learn something new in a superior learning environment.

Overall Score: 93.59 - Request Info on Moore Norman Technology Center

Continued List of All Programs in Oklahoma

RankedProgramScoreDetails
#21 High Plains Technology Center
3921 34th St, Woodward, OK 73801
(580) 256-6618 Visit Homepage
93.30Request Information
#22 Pioneer Technology Center
2101 N. Ash, Ponca City, OK 74601
(580) 762-8336 Visit Homepage
93.07Request Information
#23 Chisholm Trail Technology Center
283 Oklahoma 33, Omega, OK 73764
(405) 729-8324 Visit Homepage
92.67Request Information
#24 Kiamichi Technology Center - Antlers
405 SW O Street, Antlers, OK 74523
(580) 298-6354 Visit Homepage
91.88Request Information
#25 Kiamichi Technology Center - Atoka
1301 W Liberty Road, Atoka, OK 74525
(888) 567-6645 Visit Homepage
91.88Request Information
#26 Francis Tuttle Technology Center
12777 N Rockwell Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73142
(405) 717-7799 Visit Homepage
91.40Request Information
#27 Gordon Cooper Technology Center
1 John C. Bruton Blvd, Shawnee, OK 74804
(405) 273-7493 Visit Homepage
91.39Request Information
#28 Southern Oklahoma Technology Center
2610 Sam Noble Pkwy, Ardmore, OK 73401
(580) 223-2070 Visit Homepage
90.38Request Information
#29 Indian Capital Technology Center - Muskogee
2403 N 41st Street East, Muskogee, OK 74403
(918) 687-6383 Visit Homepage
88.97Request Information
#30 Platt College - Tulsa
3801 S Sheridan Rd, Tulsa, OK 74145
(918) 663-9000 Visit Homepage
87.62Request Information
#31 Tulsa Tech
3350 S Memorial Dr, Tulsa, OK 74145
(918) 828-1200 Visit Homepage
87.44Request Information
#32 Great Plains Technology Center - Lawton
4500 SW Lee Blvd, Lawton, OK 73505
(580) 355-6371 Visit Homepage
86.62Request Information
#33 Indian Capital Technology Center - Stilwell
HWY 59 and Maryetta Rd., Stilwell, OK 74960
(918) 696-3111 Visit Homepage
86.17Request Information
#34 Tri County Technology Center
6101 Nowata Rd, Bartlesville, OK 74006
(918) 331-3291 Visit Homepage
84.64Request Information
#35 Kiamichi Technology Center - McAlester
301 Kiamichi Drive, McAlester, OK 74501
(888) 567-6630 Visit Homepage
84.44Request Information
#36 Kiamichi Technology Center - Talihina
13739 SE 202 Road, Talihina, OK 74571
(888) 567-6643 Visit Homepage
83.75Request Information
#37 Caddo Kiowa Technology Center
1415 7th St, Fort Cobb, OK 73038
(405) 643-5511 Visit Homepage
83.00Request Information
#38 Kiamichi Technology Center - Stigler
1410 Old Military Road, Stigler, OK 74462
(888) 567-6805 Visit Homepage
82.63Request Information
#39 Kiamichi Technology Center - Idabel
3205 Lincoln Road NE, Hwy 259 N & 70 Bypass, Idabel, OK 74745
(888) 567-6724 Visit Homepage
81.87Request Information
#40 Green Country Technology Center
1100 Oklahoma Loop 56, Okmulgee, OK 74447
(918) 758-0840 Visit Homepage
81.86Request Information
#41 Platt College - Oklahoma City
309 S Ann Arbor Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73128
(405) 946-7799 Visit Homepage
80.45Request Information
#42 Pontotoc Technology Center
601 W 33rd St, Ada, OK 74820
(580) 310-2250 Visit Homepage
78.52Request Information
#43 Southwest Technology Center
711 W Tamarack Rd, Altus, OK 73521
(580) 477-2250 Visit Homepage
76.26Request Information
#44 Western Technology Center
621 Sooner Drive, Burns Flat, OK 73624
(580) 562-3181 Visit Homepage
72.56Request Information
#45 Platt College - Lawton
112 SW 11th St, Lawton, OK 73501
(580) 355-4416 Visit Homepage
72.53Request Information
#46 Platt College - Moore
201 N Eastern Ave, Moore, OK 73160
(405) 912-3260 Visit Homepage
70.65Request Information
#47 Wes Watkins Technology Center
7892 Highway 9, Wetumka, OK 74883
(405) 452-5500 Visit Homepage
60.09Request Information

Programs Not Included In Rankings

ProgramDetails
Great Plains Technology Center
4500 SW Lee Blvd, Lawton, OK 73505
(580) 355-6371 Visit Homepage
Request Information

Additional OK Nursing Resources

Recent Articles