I applied to COTC. Is that the same as applying to the
No. The ADN program is a competitive, selective healthcare
program. Students first apply to COTC (the college) and indicate
interest in a health technologies program (or apply to a
pre-health track). Then students complete a separate
application to apply to the ADN program.
How do I learn about the application process for the ADN program?
Students interested in the ADN program
must register and attend an information meeting.
What are the requirements to apply to the ADN program?
Prerequisite classes must be completed
There are classes students must take, have taken or can be
awarded transfer credit for — before they can apply to the ADN
- A full unit of high school biology or Introduction to Biology
- A full unit of high school chemistry or
Introduction to Chemistry Principles
- or higher college equivalents
- or approved COTC transfer credit for Anatomy & Physiology I
Students who have taken the courses or receive transfer credit
for the courses must have gotten a grade C or higher.
Health Selection Exam
Students must complete the HESI exam for the
ADN program. More information about this exam, how to
register, and the cost will be available in late summer 2022.
Students must provide verification (card or registry number) of
current status as an Ohio state tested nurse aide (STNA). The
COTC course that provides eligibility for STNA testing is NURS
002 Basic Health Care Skills.
When are applications for the ADN program available/due?
Applications are typically available for completion 4-6 weeks
before the due date or deadline to submit.
Applicate due dates or deadlines are:
- February 1 (Summer semester start — typically late May)
- June 1 (Autumn semester start — typically late August)
- October 1 (Spring semester start — typically early January)
Are there additional requirements if I’m accepted into the ADN
Students must have a CPR—American Heart Association Healthcare
Provider Certificate for clinical sites upon being selected into
Where can I find a list of classes (plan of study) for the
program I want to study?
The courses students need to take to complete a certificate or
degree are listed in a Plan of Study.
Can I take classes online or face-to-face?
Students will be required to take classes on campus for the ADN
program. Some general education courses may be available online,
but students should plan to be on campus to use equipment and
engage in hands-on learning.
Are there any student organizations for nursing students?
Alpha Delta Nu recognizes the academic excellence of students in
the study of associate degree of nursing. The society
encourages the pursuit of advanced degrees in the profession of
nursing as well as a lifelong 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 the
student maintains a 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
advisors: Kris Bowman and Jeri Whiteus.
What type of financial assistance is available to help me pay for
COTC awards more than $1 million in scholarships to students each
Every student is encouraged to complete a Free Application
for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for grants,
scholarships and loans.
Students who complete a FAFSA are automatically considered for
some scholarships. Other scholarships
require an application.
Connect with the Office of Student Financial Services at
740.366.9435 or email NWKemail@example.com.
Can I pursue a bachelor’s degree after I complete an associate
degree in nursing?
Yes. Students interested in continuing on to pursue a bachelor’s
degree can consider transferring to a four-year college or
university. COTC has transfer agreements with:
How do I get started at COTC?
Help us learn more about you by visiting our Future Students webpage, then
follow the COTC Steps to
Enroll to get started.