About the Practical Nursing Program
Interested candidates should review the following information and resources about the Practical Nursing program. Our program has received full approval by the Missouri State Board of Nursing. It facilitates the students in becoming safe, conscientious healthcare professionals who are 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 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. There are a variety of healthcare settings that offer employment options to graduates such as nursing homes, schools, physician offices, home health and some hospitals.