Become a Nurse


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44 Weeks to a New Career!

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.

Creating Your Own Real-World Success

Your IOT classroom is where your role in practical nursing can begin through a real-world focus in areas such as:
Nursing care through Lifespan vs. Geriatic, adult health, pediatrics, obstetrics
Community health
Anatomy and physiology
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.

Program Benefits

As a comprehensive career education program, Institute of Technology’s Practical Nursing program can prepare you to work as a nurse in a variety of medical workplaces. These may include:

  • Long-term Care
  • Some Mental Health
  • Correctional Institutions
  • Rehabilitation Facilities
  • Some Clinics and Physicians’ Offices
  • And more

What Can I do?

Graduates from this program will be entitled to receive a certificate of completion and have their name submitted to OBSN as a candidate for the NCLEX-PN. Successfully passing the NCLEX-PN and gaining licensure from OSBN entitles the graduate to use the credentials LPN or Licensed Practical Nurse.


“I choose IOT because of the good program, the length of the program, and the experience they provided. Since then, I got a promotion from my current job.”

Practical Nursing



Why Accreditation is Important

Accreditation is the process of evaluating a school or educational training program to determine whether it meets standards set up by an accrediting organization. When you attend an accredited institution, you are attending a school that has undergone a rigorous process that evaluates educational quality. It’s not easy to become or remain an accredited institution. The rules and regulations are strict, precise and designed to protect students. Here are some of the benefits:

  • A reliable indicator of quality
  • Approved program of study
  • Qualified instructors
  • Recognition by employers nationwide

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the programs, and other important information, visit:

Great college! Professional instructors. Would definitely recommend!

– Beni Garcia

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


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.

Career Services

Institute of Technology offers placement support and assistance to all graduates regardless of how long they have been out of school. If you are a recent graduate or graduated years ago, our Career Services Team is here to help you!

Where can I learn?

IOT offers this program at the following location:
Salem, Oregon

Get Your New Career Moving! Contact Us Today!