Brenda Restey
LPN Department Head
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Rebecca Sulack
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Aletha Paul
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Greg Dustin
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Blake Dickeson
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Aimee Robinson
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Practical Nursing

Fall Registration for 2023-2024 School Year

  • Registration is Open now through July 16th.
  • Teas must be completed by July 17th, Interviews will be completed by July 19, 2023
  • Classes begin August 9th.
  • Newcomer’s Orientation is August 3, 2023, at 10am for Nursing students.

Information Regarding TEAS Test

We are no longer offering classes in the evening for the Practical Nursing program.

Be part of the medical profession

Exciting Career Fields: Clinic / Office Nurse, Long Term Care Nurse, School Nurse, Home Health Nurse

PN day classes start every 6 months

Class Hours:
Mon-Thurs: 7:15am – 2:00pm

You must have a current application on file at the school to receive testing information.


This program includes theoretical instruction and clinical experience in the following areas: (1) Medical, surgical, obstetric, pediatric, and geriatric nursing; (2) Both acute and long term care situations, (3) Application of vocational role and function, personal, family and community health concepts. The student will also be educated in terms of nutrition, human growth and development over the life span, interpersonal skills, mental health concepts, pharmacology, medications, legal aspects of the profession, etc. This program is approved by the Florida State Board of Nursing, and as such, the student must pass the NCLEX-PN examination before becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse.

PURPOSE: The program is Florida Board of Nursing approved and is designed to prepare students for employment as Licensed Practical Nurses in a variety of health care facilities.

If a student has taken a TEAS or HESI exam in the last 6 months, the student can use passing scores from these tests to apply for the OTC Practical Nursing program. The student’s TEAS or HESI score must meet OTC’s level of acceptance to be considered for the program.

Potential Earnings: Graduates earn an average of $26.00 to $30.00 per hour.


Advisory Council Instructors Course Hours & CostsImportant Links & InformationFAQ'sDisclaimer

Advisory Council Members

Alyssa Crimmins Gulf Coast Immediate Care
Jordan Robertson Gulf Coast Immediate Care
Charlotte Kuss NWF-SC
Cora Sternberg Hope Medical Clinic Destin
Jennifer Parkin Westwood Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
Lynn Wadsworth FDOH (Okaloosa)
Tonya Zapletal Shoal River Rehabilitation
Josephine Sabat FWB Medical Center
Shawn Powell Meridian at Westwood
Dawn Sieger Gulf Coast Immediate Care
Brenda Leeth RN Community Member
Andrea Shelton Destin Healthcare
Karen Engler Kindred at Home

Program Instructors

Brenda Restey
LPN Department Head

Rebecca Sulack
LPN Instructor

Aletha Paul
LPN Instructor

Greg Dustin

LPN Instructor

Blake Dickeson
LPN Instructor

Aimee Robinson
LPN Instructor

Program Course Hours & Costs

Practical Nursing
OCP Course Number Course Title Course Length
A PRN0098 Practical Nursing Foundation 1 300 Hours
B PRN0099 Practical Nursing Foundation 2 300 Hours
B PRN0290 Medical Surgical Nursing 1 300 Hours
B PRN0291 Medical Surgical Nursing 2

300 Hours

B PRN0690 Comprehensive Nursing and Transitional Skills

150 Hours


Estimate of Program Costs
Total Tuition and Fees Details
$3942.00 Florida Resident Tuition
($2.92 x 1350 hours)
$825.00 Lab Fees
(per academic semester)
$475.00 Out of Pocket
$50.00 Registration Fees
(1 time per program)
$336.00 Professional Fees
Textbook Estimated Cost
$850.60 Estimated Textbooks, Box Set, Lab Bag
For estimation purposes only. Rates based on current school year. Prices subject to change.

Important Links

The links below show all states where Florida Nursing Licenses are accepted once Initial Licensures have been achieved in Florida.

PN Information Packet – Spring 2023

What is the process to apply to the Practical Nursing program?

All applications are now taken electronically through FOCUS. Please use the registration link on the school’s homepage to complete our general applications. Once this application has been completed, you will be contacted via email with additional instructions regarding the admissions process.

What test is used for entrance into the program?

We accept the TEAS test for program entrance. We also accept the HESI test.

If I don’t get selected for a class can I reapply?

Yes, a prospective student interested in the program can reapply for the next class. Fill out another application and you will be notified when the next testing cycle begins. There must be six months between testing dates for retesting students.

When do classes start?

Fall/August or Spring/January

What are the school hours?

Monday thru Thursday 7:15am to 2pm class time. Clinical hours 6:30am to 2:30 – 3:30pm depending on site and semester.

If I have college credit can I be exempt from certain courses?

Yes, if you have college credit you may receive credit for certain courses here. The courses are Anatomy & Physiology I and II, Nutrition, Geriatric, Growth and Development as long as you received a “C” (77%) or better within 5 years. An official transcript is required.

Okaloosa Technical College Nursing Programs are in compliance with the U.S. Department of Education’s (USDE) Regulation 34 CFR 668.43 (a) (5) (v).

The Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) is an interstate agreement allowing a nurse to have one license and the privilege to practice in other compact states. Implemented in 2000, the NLC fosters public protection and access to care through the mutual recognition of one state-based license that is enforced locally and recognized nationally. Along with a majority of state nurses’ associations, hospital associations and health care facilities in every state overwhelmingly support the NLC. The NLC includes important patient safety features such as facilitation of the sharing of licensure, investigative and disciplinary action information among member states. All graduates from Okaloosa Technical College Nursing are eligible to test for any state licensure in compliance with U.S. Department of Education’s (USDE) Regulation 34 CFR 668.43 (a) (5) (v).

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