Core medical terminology, anatomy and physiology as well as long term care assistant are included in this career major. This career major prepares the student to become a licensed practical nurse, an important member of the health care team who works under the supervision or direction of a registered nurse, licensed physician or dentist. Students will learn the role of the LPN and how to care for a variety of patients including geriatric, pediatric, oncology, and pre/post operative patients. Students will learn how to identify patient problems, identify appropriate interventions and evaluate nursing care. Graduates of this career major will be eligible take the National Council Licensing Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN) and become licensed through the Oklahoma Board of Nursing.