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An education in nursing provides students with extensive opportunities for employment. The Nursing Program at COTC is designed to provide you with the necessary skills required for entry into the nursing profession. Graduates not only join the workforce and become productive upon graduation, but many continue their education to earn advanced degrees.
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 2014, 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.
Your success is important to us! The Nursing Programs have multiple resources available to assist our students.
The Nursing Programs Advisory Committee is an important resource for the program. This committee serves to provide information and guidance, as well as input regarding standards and activities of the nursing program.
The Department of Nursing embraces the College's mission by preparing students to take the nursing licensure examination, and by encouraging self-fulfillment through life-long learning and service to others. The faculty of the Department of Nursing believes that nursing is both an art and a science – a caring profession with a continuously expanding body of knowledge. Through the use of evidence-based practice, nurses must strive to assist individuals, families and communities to achieve optimal functioning, consistent with the delivery of safe and effective nursing care in a variety of healthcare settings. The professional nurse will assess, diagnose and intervene to respond to the healthcare needs of those within their care.
Read More About the Nursing Program Philosophy
To develop an innovative, progressive, preferred nursing program which enhances learning the art and science of nursing and promotes student achievement and successful completion of the NCLEX. (Approved August 17, 2007)