Nurture Your Career in Nursing at COTC
COTC Graduates earn an Associates of Applied Science Degree in Nursing Technology with this traditional five-semester plan of st udy. The curriculum provides a balance of general education and nursing cours es. Carefully planned clinical laboratory experiences are an integral part of all nursing courses and encompass caring for all age groups in various patien t care settings. Affiliated health c are facilities in central and east central Ohio provide clinical experiences for students under the supervision of expert nursing faculty.
COTC Nursing Graduates may choose to work in a variety of settings, such as:
- 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. The current healthcare environment is shifting, resulting in a shortage of RNs in many areas. This means the associate degree RN is needed to help fill the RN vacancies. In fact, projections indicate that registered nurses will create the second largest number of new jobs among all occupations over the next several years. 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.
Nursing Alumnae Legends and Leaders
Pre-licensure nursing programs in Ohio are regulated by the Ohio Board of Nursing. Programs must meet and maintain the requirements of Ohio Administrative Code 4723-5. The mission of the Board of Nursing is to actively safeguard the health of the public through the effective regulation of nursing care. (www.nursing.ohio.gov) The associate degree nursing program and the practical nursing certificate program are fully approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing and are offered at the Coshocton, Knox, and Newark campuses.
Nursing education programs may voluntarily seek accreditation. National accreditation means that the program adheres to common standards of quality set by a U.S. Department of Education approved agency. Accreditation is intended to create a culture of continuous quality improvement of academic quality. In nursing, the purpose of accreditation is to ensure that nursing education programs across the United States are being held to common standards of quality. Accreditation may impact financial aid and may influence the transferability of credits if the graduate wishes to transfer to another college or pursue additional degrees. (https://www.nursingcas.org/whats-the-deal-with-accreditation/ ) As of 2018, COTC's associate degree nursing program is the only program in Ohio dual-accredited through both ACEN and CNEA and is offered at the Coshocton, Knox, and Newark campuses.
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
Associate Degree in Nursing Program Accredited by the Accredi ta tion 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
Dedicate d to excellence in nursing education, the National League or Nursing is the preferred membership organization for nurse faculty and leaders in nursing education.