Francis Tuttle Technology Center Nursing Program Review

Based in the capital of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Francis Tuttle Technology Center (FTTC, FT) offers one and two year certificate programs in agriculture, architecture, law and nursing among other fields. Established in 1979, the center was established to provide technological training and education. Today, Francis Tuttle Technology Center has three campuses-The Rockwell Campus, Portland Campus, and Reno Campus- which together serve- over 24,000 students. Francis Tuttle Technology Center maintains relationships with several technology centers in the area to provide vocational training and education to high school students. Francis Tuttle Technology Center is accredited by the Oklahoma Board of Career and Technology Education (OBCTE).

Nursing Programs           

Francis Tuttle Technology Center offers one program leading to certification as an LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse). The Practical Nursing program at Francis Tuttle Technology Center is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).  

Francis Tuttle Technology Center Undergraduate Nursing Programs

Practical Nursing

The Practical Nursing program at Francis Tuttle Technology Center prepares students to work as entry-level nurses in a variety of healthcare settings including hospitals, home healthcare settings, private practice and community health agencies. Admission to the program is on a points-based system which evaluates GPA, testing scores and work experience among other things. Students should be an adult, have a GED or high school diploma and take the ACT test or have completed 12 units of college coursework with a grade of “C” or higher. The Practical Nursing Program can be completed in one year. Students are not required to complete pre-requisites such as the anatomy and physiology course and CPR and First Aid prior to being admitted to the program. Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to obtain certification as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) by taking the National Council for Licensure Exam for Practical Nurses, NCLEX-PN. The program is completed full-time in approximately one year on a day time schedule.

Full-time Practical Nursing

 An additional one year (January-December) full-time option in Practical Nursing is offered at Francis Tuttle Technology Center. The LPN program requires students to take an anatomy course prior to applying and being admitted to the program. Both nursing courses and clinical practicum experiences will be completed in the daytime.

1+1 Nursing Education Partnership (NEP)

The 1 +1 Nursing Education Partnership (NEP) program prepares students for a career as an RN (Registered Nurse) by first allowing students to earn their LPN in one year, and then progressing to an RN program after an additional year of study. The 1+1 program is only available for students who are referred by partner institutions of the Francis Tuttle Technology Center Practical Nursing program. The program pre-requisites must be completed prior to beginning the LPN program, and the 1+1 NEP program requires the same time to complete as the full-time practical nursing program, approximately one year. Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to take the NCLEX-PN to become a LPN, and progress to the RN program.

Blended Online Option in Practical Nursing

The Blended Online option prepares self-motivated nursing students to earn the LPN qualification in a hybrid format, involving on campus and online study. Students will complete nursing coursework 25 to 30 hours per week online. The Blended Online Option is 14 months and is offered on a set schedule. Students complete nursing courses all day on Mondays and clinical practicum experiences in the afternoon and evening hours. Upon completion of the program, students receive an LPN certificate.

Francis Tuttle Technology Center
12777 North Rockwell Avenue, 
Oklahoma City, OK 73142