How to Become an LPN in Oklahoma
To become an LPN in Oklahoma you will need to:
- Earn a high school diploma or GED.
- Attend a government-approved practical nursing program in the United States.
- Submit to a criminal history record search by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation and send it to the Oklahoma Board of Nursing.
- Complete an application form for licensure and pay the $85 application fee in the form of a money order or cashier’s check made payable to the Oklahoma Board of Nursing. You can obtain an application form at http://www.ok.gov/nursing/rnlpnnclex07.pdf. Your application must also include a passport-size photograph.
- Register for the NCLEX exam at http://www.pearsonvue.com/nclex/. The exam fee is $200.
- Once you are approved to test, take and pass the exam.
- Receive your license from the Oklahoma Board of Nursing
Did you know that LPNs in Oklahoma earn a mean hourly wage of $15.63 or a mean annual wage of $32,500?
*Salary data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2008
Oklahoma Board of Nursing
2915 N. Classen Boulevard, Suite 524
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
Phone: (405) 962-1800
Fax: (405) 962-1821