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Practical Nursing Program in Salem, OR

IOT Fast Facts

  • Students will be learning in a clinical setting to best prepare for real world situations
  • 25% projected industry growth between 2012-2022
  • NCLEX-PN Exam fee included in tuition
  • Flexible work schedules in the healthcare field after graduation
*Source: BLS.gov

Do you aspire to a career on the front lines of nursing care? Have you been searching for a practical nursing program in Salem? Institute of Technology’s accelerated program can put you on a path to a career in this exciting health care field in just a short time.

A community of learning

IOT wants to see you succeed, and this means preparing you for a real world of nursing care through our hands-on practical nurse training in Oregon.

IOT enhances your learning experience through a supportive network of peers and instructors.

Training that transfers to your career

Your IOT classroom is where your role in practical nursing can begin through a real-world focus in areas such as  geriatrics, adult health, obstetrics, pediatrics, community health, leadership, anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, psychology, pharmacology, clinical nursing procedures, communication, ethics, the nursing process, and career enhancement.

We want to make your learning and career goals even more achievable, so we pay your NCLEX-PN licensure exam fees, and structure our program to equip you with the skills and knowledge necessary to meet the requirements of the Oregon State Board of Nursing. Coursework includes 19 classroom/theory classes and four laboratory/clinical classes over approximately 44 weeks.

Where can I work?

As a practical nurse, you can pursue entry-level employment following successful NCLEX-PN licensure in a variety of health care settings, including the following:

  • Physicians’ offices
  • Clinics
  • Home health agencies
  • Other health agencies
  • Outpatient care centers
  • Skilled nursing facilities

Hours of Instruction/Program Length

This program is 1,190 hours and 48 quarter credit hours. Classes are held Monday through Thursday for 44 weeks. See your admissions representative for available class times.

Get Started

If you’re looking for a practical nurse training program in the Salem, South of Portland, Albany & Dallas areas, contact IOT today to request information about our accelerated programs.

Program Performance

ACCET Graduation Rate: 74%
ACCET Placement Rate: 88%
Placement Rate Methodology: All students who completed the program within 150% of the normal program length and were originally scheduled to complete the program. 0.0% of graduates (or 0 graduates), have been included in the placement rate calculation, who have completed training, but have waived placement assistance and are designated as waivers. ACCET has set a 15% maximum for the percentage allowed in the waiver column, all of which must be documented, including the student’s signature, date, and notification of a specific reason for the waiver. Waivers that bring the percentage above 15% will be disallowed and will increase the number of eligible completions, thereby decreasing the placement percentage.

ODE Completion Rate: 55%
ODE Placement Rate: 64%
Placement Rate Methodology: All students who completed the program and attended school between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015 are included in this calculation.

Occupational Outcomes: Practical Nurse (SOC Code 29-2061)

Median Federal Loan Amount: $12,536.00
Median Private Loan Amount: $9,732.00
Median Institutional Loan Amount: $0.00
Tuition and Fees: $29,775.00 (Books and supplies included)
Credit Hours: 48 credit hours

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