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Central Ohio Technical College Accepting Applications for Nursing Programs

May 4, 2016—Newark, OH—Registered nurses (RNs) make up the fifth largest occupation in the U.S., and nursing is by far the largest occupation in healthcare, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (USBLS).

The USBLS projects that the health care industry will be one of the fastest growing industries during the 2012-2022 decade due to needed care for an aging population and improved diagnosing and treatment options. In Ohio, both RNs and licensed practical nurses (LPNs) lead the health care industry in total annual job openings. The Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services predicts employment of RNs and LPNs to grow 19.4 percent and 24.8 percent, respectively, by 2022.

Graduates of nursing programs are needed to fulfill these positions and to replace a large wave of nurses nearing retirement.

An education in nursing provides extensive opportunities for employment. Graduates not only join the workforce and become productive upon graduation, but many continue their education to earn advanced degrees. There are three education paths to become a RN, but associate degree nursing (ADN) is chosen by nearly half of RNs. LPNs must complete a one-year certificate program. In both occupations, licensure is achieved by passing a national licensing exam.

COTC offers nursing opportunities in: Associate Degree Nursing (RN) - COTC graduates earn an Associates of Applied Science Degree in Nursing Technology with this traditional five semester plan of study; LPN to RN Transition - COTC offers a three semester transition option for Licensed Practical Nurses; and Practical Nursing (LPN)­­ and State Test Nursing Aide (STNA) Certificate programs.

Learn more about Nursing Technology programs at COTC, potential career opportunities, and how to enroll. Mandatory meeting for admission. Valid for 12 months.

What:

Nursing Information Meetings

When:

Monday, May 23 at 2:00 p.m., Montgomery Hall, Room 150 at the Coshocton Campus

Monday, May 24 at 3:00 p.m., Ariel Hall at the Knox Campus

Wednesday, May 25 at 10:00 a.m., Montgomery Hall, Room 150 at the Coshocton Campus

Thursday, May 26 at 1:00 p.m., Room 110, Pataskala Campus

Thursday, May 26 at 1:00 p.m., Hopewell Hall, Room 53, Newark Campus ​

RSVP: 740-366-9222 or http://www.cotc.edu/Academics/Pages/Nursing-Technologies.aspx

COTC is presently accepting applications for the traditional Associate Degree Nursing (RN) program and the Practical Nursing (LPN) program at the Newark campus. Additionally, applications may be submitted for the LPN to RN Transition program at both the Knox and the Newark campuses. Deadline is October 1, 2016.

The Nursing Program at Central Ohio Technical College is approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing.​

Central Ohio Technical College opened in 1971 and is celebrating its 45th anniversary in 2016. COTC is a fully accredited, public college dedicated to providing high-quality, accessible programs of technical education in response to current and emerging employment needs, as well as encouraging the professional development of students, staff, faculty and administrators to assist them in achieving their maximum potential. COTC is the only technical college in Ohio operating four full-service campus locations: Newark, Coshocton, Knox and Pataskala.