Welcome to OTC Practical Nursing – Springfield.
The OTC Practical Nursing – Springfield program will prepare the students for the role of a practical nurse. Our program does this by teaching them accountability and communication skills. We also strive to emphasize an appreciation of cultural diversity and health care concepts related to patient care. 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.
- 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.
Effective immediately the Practical Nursing Program has implemented an English proficiency requirement.
See the application checklist for additional information.