Nursing 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 Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and the Nursing program is fully approved by the Kentucky Board of Nursing. See our certificate of approval here.
2012- 95% Pass Rate
2013- 97% Pass Rate
2014- 95% Pass Rate
2015- 96% Pass Rate
Pass rates for OCTC and all other Kentucky Schools of Nursing can be found on the KBN website.
These core beliefs enable the OCTC Associate Degree Nursing program to prepare nurses to:
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.
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
How much does it cost to attend the ADN Program at OCTC? Current Program Costs
The following links provide for transferability of credits to other public and private institutions in Kentucky.
For the OCTC Webpage that provides transfer information of associate degree credits into a bachelor degree at Kentucky colleges and universities, as well as, to out of-state colleges and universities, please visit: http://owensboro.kctcs.edu/Current_Students/Transfer_Information/Will_My_Credits_Transfer.aspx
The Kentucky College and University Transfer Websites
Nursing Student Affairs Specialist
Terri Lanham RN, MSN
Director of Nursing
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs