Metro Technology Centers Nursing Program Review


Metro Technology Centers (Metro Tech, MT, MTC) is a two-year public vocational school which awards certificates to high school and college students. The college was founded in 1979. The main campus of Metro Technology Centers is the Springlake Campus in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Other campuses of Metro Technology Centers include South Bryant, Adult and Continuing Education, Aviation Career, Beauty Academy and Business Development Center and Metro Downtown at the Montgomery.

Metro Tech is accredited by the Oklahoma Board of Career and Technology Education (OBCTE) and the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement. Over 3,000 students are educated at Metro Technology Centers.

Nursing Programs

The Practical Nursing program at Metro Tech is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). Students in nursing programs may have the opportunity to earn college credit for their nursing program through Oklahoma City Community College or Oklahoma State University-Institute of Technology.

Metro Technology Centers Nursing Certificate Programs

Nurse Aide

A Nurse Aide assists patients with basic care and needs and functions as an integral part of the healthcare team. The Nurse Aide program can be completed in 525 hours of study. Upon completion of the program, students have the option of earning certification in CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) and as a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA).

Nursing Prep

The Nursing Prep course at Metro Technology Centers is a gateway course to the Practical Nursing program. Upon completion of the Nursing Prep program, students may obtain certification as a CNA and are prepared to apply to the Practical Nursing program. Students who have completed the Nursing Prep program are eligible to enroll in the Practical Nursing program with higher standing. Eligibility for the Nursing Prep program requires students to be at least 18 years of age and hold a high school diploma or GED. The program is 641 hours of study.

Practical Nurse

The Practical Nurse program at Metro Technology Centers prepares students for an entry level career in the field of nursing as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). Admission requirements for the Practical Nurse program require students to be at least 18 years of age, hold a GED or high school diploma, and have CPR Certification for Healthcare Providers. Students should note that the CPR certification must come from the American Heart Association. Students are advised to take Medical Terminology as a prerequisite to the Practical Nurse program. The Practical Nurse program is 1509 hours of study. Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN, National Council for Licensure Exam for Practical Nurses to become an LPN.

1 + 1 Practical Nurse

The 1 +1 Practical Nurse program prepares students to become an integral part of the healthcare team. Admission requirements for the program include being at least 18 years of age, in possession of a high school diploma or GED, CPR certification and prerequisite courses in Medical Terminology and Anatomy and Physiology. Unlike the traditional Practical Nursing program, students in the 1 + 1 Practical Nurse program must have all prerequisites complete prior to enrolling in the Practical Nurse course. Upon completion of the 1389 hour program, students are eligible to take the NCLEX-PN exam.

Online and Short Term Courses for Nurses at Metro Technology Centers

Metro Technology Centers offers several useful certificate programs to nurses via partnerships with other educational organizations. Nurses may take short online courses in topics such as preparing for a deposition and alternative and natural healing. Metro Technology Centers also offers campus-based short courses such as the CNA program and Nurse Refresher course, for nurses who need a reminder of nursing policies and procedures.

Contact:
Metro Technology Centers
1900 Springlake Drive,
Oklahoma City, OK 73111-5240

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