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Welcome to OTC Practical Nursing – Springfield.

Mission of the PN program:
The Mission of the OTC Practical Nursing Program is to provide educational opportunities to individuals that benefit the society and community in which they practice by promoting the health and well-being of all individuals. The Springfield Practical Nursing Program provides these educational opportunities and prepares students for the role of a practical nurse by first teaching students communication skills and accountability. Additionally, we emphasize health care concepts related to patient care while always maintaining an appreciation of cultural diversity.  Graduates will be able to incorporate the nursing skills necessary to care for patients and have a strong understanding of pathophysiology and pharmacology. We also teach those in our program the importance nutritional aspects of health alterations.

Admissions testing has changed and is outlined in the application checklist found on the Application Packet link below.

100% NCLEX Pass Rate for 2020

  • Although students will be assisted with the application process for licensure while in the program, successful completion of the Practical Nursing Program does NOT guarantee eligibility to take the Practical Nursing Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN). Eligibility for licensure and permission to take the exam is at the sole discretion of the Missouri State Board of Nursing.
  • In addition, OTC cannot guarantee that students classified under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program will receive approval to take the licensure exam after program completion. Please contact the state or national agency that administers the professional licensure exam to inquire about licensure exam requirements.
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