Kiamichi Tech recognizes Practical Nursing graduates


DURANT – Fifteen Practical Nursing students graduatedfrom Kiamichi Tech-Durant on Thursday, June 30, 2022.

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According to the program director, Shelly Swalley, Practical Nursing graduates complete 1,508 hours of class timeand clinical hours. Students attend classes Monday-Friday for11 months and must pass a rigorous exam in order to gain LPN licensure.
“The nursing profession is growing faster than other industries,” Swalley said. “The need for highly-trained nurses continues to grow throughout Oklahoma and the United States. Our graduates are prepared to fill the essential gap in an evolving workforce.”
The next Practical Nursing program begins in August 2022 and will continue for 11 months through June 2023. Learn more about the Practical Nursing program at
Kiamichi Technology Centers has played an integral role in southeastern Oklahoma communities since 1968, serving 10 full and three partial counties. Kiamichi Tech is one of 29districts in the Oklahoma CareerTech system with more than 30 career programs. Kiamichi Tech also offers a widevariety of evening and weekend short-term courses as well as certifications in many diverse career fields. Kiamichi Tech has over 20,000 full time and short-term enrollments each year and serves area companies through our Workforce and Economic Development Centers that work with more than 400 businesses annually.

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