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What Is Nursing?

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.

CNEA Accredited Badge for Owensboro

Owensboro Community and Technical College (OCTC) Associate Degree Nursing Program is accredited by the National League of Nursing (NLN), and is approved by the Kentucky Board of Nursing.

KBN Program of Nursing Benchmarks

OCTC Nursing Program Outcomes

OCTC ADN Program Mission Statement

The mission of the OCTC ADN Program is in accord with the Mission Statement and Core Principles of OCTC and supports the core values of the National League of Nursing of Caring, Integrity, Diversity and Excellence. The primary aim of the program is to prepare entry-level registered nurses as providers of care across the health/illness continuum to a culturally diverse population in a variety of healthcare settings.

These core beliefs enable the OCTC Associate Degree Nursing program to prepare nurses to:

  • collaborate with other members of the healthcare team
  • be effective communicators
  • demonstrate leadership
  • commit to life-long learning
  • think critically
  • promote health and the quality of health care

What are my career choices?

There are many job opportunities as a Registered Nurse that include, but are not limited to, hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics, child care centers, educational facilities, physician's offices.

In addition job opportunities for Register Nurses include:

  • Industry
  • Informatics
  • Camp Counselors
  • Crisis/Prison Facilities
  • Legal/Forensic Counselor
  • Faith/Missionary Communities
  • Transplant/Genetic Agencies
  • Insurance/Research Companies

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?


Nursing Admission Policy

Nursing Admission Policy Senate Rules of KCTCS - effective July 2020

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Transferring Your Credits From KCTCS

Looking to transfer your KCTCS credits? The KnowHow2Transfer website has all the information you need to make sure the credit you earn at KCTCS will count toward a bachelor's degree at one of Kentucky's public four year universities.

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Nancy Wilson


Nursing Student Affairs Specialist


Lori Sharp Donahoo DNP, RN, CNE


Director of Nursing


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