The application period for the Gordon Cooper Technology Center (GCTC) Practical Nursing Division is now open for the full-time option.

Practical Nursing is an adult program which prepares students to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses. The tentative start date is Aug. 7, 2019. The program is approximately 11 months in length. Classes meet Monday through Friday, with classroom hours typically 8 A.M. to 4 P.M. Clinical hours for this option vary, often starting earlier in the morning or extend later in the day. Occasional evening hours or 12-hour shifts may be required.

Course content is divided into three semesters; curriculum covers biological and social sciences, nursing skills, nursing and medical theory, nursing process, professional relationships, job readiness and clinical experience.

The TABE pre-entrance assessment test is required for all applicants. All testing must be completed at GCTC by March 25, 2019.

To schedule pre-entrance testing, call Cynthia Coomer at (405) 273-7493, extension 2239.

The nursing program is open to both male and female applicants who possess the physical, intellectual and emotional qualities needed to become a Practical Nurse. Applicants must be high school graduates or have successfully passed the General Educational Development (GED) test. Financial aid is available for qualified applicants.

For more information about the program and enrollment process or to obtain an application, contact Cynthia Coomer at (405) 273-7493, extension 2239. The deadline for receiving completed applications is March 29, 2019.