Brenda Restey
LPN Department Head
[email protected]

Micah Salisbury
LPN Instructor

Aletha Paul
LPN Instructor

Julie Vaccaro
LPN Instructor
[email protected]

Andrea Hefner
LPN Instructor
[email protected]

Kandise Finley
LPN Instructor
[email protected]

TBA
Administrative Assistant

 

 

Practical Nursing

The deadline for TEAS testing is Friday, November 5th.
Interviews will be done by Wednesday, November 10th.
Registrants will be notified of acceptance Wednesday, November 10th.

  • Okaloosa Technical College 1st Quarter (1/1/2021-3/31/2021) NCLEX Pass Rate is 84.21%.
  • Florida’s Pass rate overall for that same time period is 67.57%.
  • The National Pass Rate for the same time period is 80.25%.

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.

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

Advisory Council Members

Alyssa CrimminsGulf Coast Immediate Care
Jordan RobertsonGulf Coast Immediate Care
Charlotte KussNWF-SC
Cora SternbergHope Medical Clinic Destin
Jennifer ParkinWestwood Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
Lynn WadsworthFDOH (Okaloosa)
Tonya ZapletalShoal River Rehabilitation
Josephine SabatFWB Medical Center
Shawn PowellMeridian at Westwood
Dawn SiegerGulf Coast Immediate Care
Brenda LeethRN Community Member
Andrea SheltonDestin Healthcare
Karen EnglerKindred at Home

Program Instructors

Brenda Restey
LPN Department Head

Micha Salisbury
LPN Instructor

Aletha Paul
LPN Instructor


Julie Vaccaro

LPN Instructor

Andrea Hefner
LPN Instructor

Kandise Finley
LPN Instructor

Program Course Hours & Costs

Important Links

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

https://www.ncsbn.org/nurse-licensure-compact.htm
https://www.ncsbn.org/nlcmemberstates.pdf
https://www.nursecompact.com/index.htm

PN Information Packet – Spring 2021

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

There are two ways to apply for the Practical Nursing Program. Our on-line application through our link or come to the school (front office) and fill out a paper application. When it is time to start a new class you will receive “information to test” instructions by letter or e-mail. The information will explain the testing process for admission to the program.

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?

Class hours are Monday through Friday 7:30am-1pm. Clinical hours are 6:30am-3pm typically.

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, Growth and Development as long as you received a “C” 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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