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Practical Nursing 


Licensed practical nurses provide basic healthcare and assistance to sick, injured, disabled and chronically ill patients under the direction of a physician or registered nurse in a variety of healthcare settings, including nursing homes, long-term care or rehab facilities, hospitals, physician's offices and clinics, home healthcare, insurance companies, schools and correctional facilities. The employment of LPNs is projected to grow by 16% in the U.S. through 2024 and 24% in S.C. through 2022, according to

There are two paths to becoming an LPN. The traditional Practical Nursing program offers face-to-face classes and clinical experiences in a variety of settings over 3 semesters. Our PN Flex program - designed for working adults who have completed all prerequisite courses and have experience as a CNA, MOA or other healthcare provider - offers a combination of face-to-face and online classes and clinical experiences over 3 semesters.

"If you love helping people and have a passion for it – and you want to be in a program that’s going to prepare you to be not just a nurse, but a great, competent nurse – then you belong in the PN program at OCtech."

SHARICKA TAYLOR  Practical Nursing
Read Sharicka's OCtech story and more in our Fall 2017 College Magazine.

The Practical Nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326; 404.975.5000;

Program Details
Licensed Practical Nursing Preparatory Program