Central Tech celebrated the graduation of nine Practical Nursing students with commencement exercises December 12, 2013.
The Practical Nursing program prepares students to safely administer entry-level nursing care under the supervision of a registered nurse or physician. Students learn basic sciences, nursing principles and skills with particular emphasis on the fundamentals of patient care including pharmacology, intravenous therapy, medical-surgical nursing, pediatrics and mental health nursing.
Students enrolled in Practical Nursing go through three levels of teaching with both classroom instruction and clinical experiences. Level I is devoted to teaching basic science and basic patient care, level II prepares students to perform more advanced nursing skills along with medication administration, and level III focuses on obstetrical nursing and disease processes.
Central Tech is a career and technical training center with locations in Drumright and Sapulpa, Okla. Central Tech offers hundreds of career choices in either full-time or short-term adult education courses, with certifications and licensure available in most areas of study. Central Tech also offers assistance to area businesses with safety training, business development and more.