Associate Degree Nursing

Associate Degree Nursing

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The Department of Nursing at Central Ohio Technical College offers a traditional five-semester plan of study. The curriculum provides a balance of general education and nursing courses. Carefully planned clinical laboratory experiences are an integral part of all nursing courses and encompass caring for all age groups in various patient care settings. Affiliated health care facilities in central and east central Ohio are utilized to provide clinical experiences for students.

Graduates are awarded an associate of applied science in nursing and are eligible to apply to take the licensing exam (NCLEX-RN) to become a Registered Nurse. Recipients of the degree are prepared to function in beginning staff level registered nurse positions in a variety of health care facilities as members of a health care team.

COTC Nursing Graduates may choose to work in:
  • specialized hospital area
  • long-term care facilities
  • industrial settings
  • medical offices
  • private homes

The U.S. Department of Labor states that job opportunities for RNs in all specialties are expected to be excellent. Employment of registered nurses is expected to grow much faster than average for all occupations through 2020, and, because the occupation is very large, many new jobs will result. In fact, registered nurses are projected to create the second largest number of new jobs among all occupations. Thousands of job openings also will result from the need to replace experienced nurses who leave the occupation, especially as the median age of the registered nurse population continues to rise.

Interested in joining a student organization? | Alpha Delta Nu Honor Society

Alpha Delta Nu recognizes the academic excellence of students in the study of Associate Degree Nursing. The society encourages the pursuit of advance degrees in the profession of nursing as well as a life-long professional responsibility. Additionally, the society shall participate in the recruitment of qualified individuals into the profession of nursing. Full membership is granted in the final semester of study if student maintains cumulative 3.0 GPA and earns a grade of B or better in all courses. Students shall have demonstrated conduct that reflects integrity and professionalism. Faculty advisor: Kris Bowman and Jeri Whiteus

To locate nursing program policies, student health requirements, current clinical schedule, program philosophy etc. please click on the “Additional Information” icon.




The Central Ohio Technical College
Associate Degree Nursing Program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA) located at
2600 Virginia, NW, Washington, DC 20037
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Associate Degree in Nursing Program Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.  2017 survey resulted in continuing accreditation

3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
Phone: (404) 975-5000
Fax: (404) 975-5020
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Dedicated to excellence in nursing education, the National League for Nursing is the preferred membership organization for nurse faculty and leaders in nursing education.

Approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing
Whose mission is to actively safeguard the health of the public through the effective regulation of nursing care. 
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Suite 400
Columbus, Ohio 43215-7410
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The Path2BSN partnership provides a clear path for students in COTC's associate degree nursing program to transfer seamlessly into Ohio State's online RN to BSN program.

Students work with a COTC and a Path2BSN advisor on the courses they need to earn an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) at COTC and additional courses that will fulfill prerequisite requirements for Ohio State. COTC students interested in the Path2BSN program are required to submit a letter of intent and maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.2. Once a letter of intent is approved, students are advised when to submit an application, resume and transcripts for entrance into Ohio State's online RN to BSN program.

Students must also pass the NCLEX-RN exam to become a licensed Registered Nurse (RN). 

More information here: Path2BSN Brochure