Student practicing her skills on a fake handNursing is one of the most exciting and vital careers in today’s economy. If you are interested in helping people and learning about the incredible science of the human body, a nursing career might be for you! OCTC’s  Associate Degree Nursing Program (ADN) prepares its graduates to provide the highest quality care.

The ADN program prepares graduates to sit for the NCLEX-RN examination in order to become a Registered Nurse (RN).

For those students who are Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) wishing to pursue their Associate Degree in Nursing in order to become an RN, OCTC offers the LPN to ADN program option.

Owensboro Community and Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Nursing program is fully approved by the Kentucky Board of Nursing.

NCLEX Pass Rates

2012- 95% Pass Rate
2013- 97% Pass Rate
2014- 95% Pass Rate
2015- 100% Pass Rate

Pass rates for OCTC and all other Kentucky Schools of Nursing can be found on the KBN website.

Length of Programs

Once accepted into the ADN Program, students can earn an Associate in Applied Science in Nursing Degree (AAS) in two years (4 semesters) if full time status is maintained.

An LPN entering the ADN program can earn an AAS in a year and a half (3 semesters) if full time status is maintained.

How to Apply

  • Attend or View online the Pre-Nursing Conference and submit a Data Report Form by the Admission Deadline 
    • Fall Admission Deadline: March 1
    • Spring Admission Deadline: July 1 
  • Meet all Program requirements for ADN 
  • Meet all Program requirements for LPN to ADN 

Acceptance into the nursing programs is based upon selective admission criteria. For more information on admission preferences click on either the ADN or the LPN to ADN links.

Nursing Program Card
Nursing Academic Plan

Contact Info:

Nikki Wimpelberg 
Nursing Division Assistant
(270) 686-4596

Terri Lanham RN, MSN
Director of Nursing
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

Associate Degree Nursing Program (ADN)