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Okaloosa Technical College's Practical Nursing Program Achieves 100% Pass Rate Once Again

Okaloosa Technical College (OTC) is proud to announce that all sixteen students of the 2023-2024 Practical Nursing Program class have passed the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) with flying colors. This means that all of them have earned their licensed practical nurse certification (LPN). This program is approved by the Florida State Board of Nursing and is designed to prepare students to become safe and competent practical nurses in all areas of the medical field. The program lasts for fourteen months and combines 675 hours of classroom instruction with 675 hours of practical clinical experience. All of these students were hired locally except for one who relocated out of state.
Superintendent Marcus Chambers stated, "It is encouraging to know that the nursing field is still in high demand and that the students pursuing this profession are committed to making a significant contribution to the well-being of their patients. The OTC staff is dedicated and has formed partnerships with healthcare providers to offer practical experience to their students. This will help them transition smoothly to the workforce.”
“Our practical nursing program continues to serve our healthcare industry partners by supplying them with licensed nurses. Once again, after completing our program here at OTC, 100% of the program completers passed their NCLEX on their first attempt. I am very proud of the work of both students and staff to reach this goal and what it means for our local healthcare community," stated Jon Williams, Okaloosa Technical College Director. Brenda Restey, Practical Nursing Program Director at OTC stated, "Our team of instructors did a wonderful job preparing these students for the exam and nursing.  I am proud of everyone." 

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