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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.
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.
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.
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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)