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Application Deadline

April 1 – class starts in August

About the Practical Nursing Table Rock Program

The OTC Practical Nursing-Table Rock program received full approval by the Missouri State Board of Nursing. The OTC Practical Nursing-Table Rock program facilitates the students in becoming safe, conscientious healthcare professionals, committed to excellence and responsibility. Based on biological, physical and behavioral principles, the practice of nursing involves the prevention of illness, restoration of health, and the improvement of life and comfort. The OTC Practical Nursing-Table Rock program focuses on bedside care, with substantial clinical rotations, a short program length, and a fast-paced educational curriculum. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Practical Nursing will experience a faster than average job outlook and may be employed in a variety of work settings: nursing homes, schools, physician offices, home health, and some hospitals.

The OTC Practical Nursing-Table Rock program will prepare the students to:

  • Utilizing the nursing clinical judgement model and understanding the role of the Practical Nurse.
  • Apply communication, accountability, appreciation of cultural diversity, and health care concepts related to patient care.
  • Incorporate nursing skills necessary to care for patients across the life span.
  • Understand pathophysiology, pharmacology, and nutritional aspects of health alterations.

Advising Sessions

The program encourages all applicants to attend a nursing advising session to learn what it requires prior to and during the application process. The program offers nursing advising sessions frequently and no appointment is necessary. Entrance into OTC’s Practical Nursing program is highly competitive and completion of all requirements does not guarantee acceptance.

Contact Us

Email questions to, or call either (417) 447-2640 or 447-2641.

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