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Nursing Program Information

OCTC ADN Program Mission Statement

The mission of the OCTC ADN Program is in accord with the Mission Statement and Core Principles of Owensboro Community and Technical College and supports the core values of the National League of Nursing of Caring, Diversity, Excellence, Integrity, Ethics, Holism, Patient-Centeredness. 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

KBN Program of Nursing Benchmarks

Please, visit the Kentucky Board of Nursing website to view this information.

Program Outcomes

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NCLEX-RN Pass Rate (first attempt) All Students
Year OCTCS National Mean
2023 93% 88.6%
2022 96%  79.9%
2021 96% 82.5%
3-Year Aggregate 95% 83.7%
NCLEX-RN Pass Rate (first attempt) Traditional Students
Year OCTC National Mean
2023 93% 88.6%
2022 96% 79.9%
2021 96% 82.5%
3-year Aggregate 95% 83.7%
NCLEX-RN Pass Rate (first attempt) All Students 
Year Fall Semester Spring Semester National Mean
2022-2023 N/A 91% 88.6% (2023)
2021-2022 N/A 96% 79.9% (2022)
2020-2021 100% 96% 82.5% (2021)
3-year Aggregate 100% 94% 83.7%
NCLEX-RN Pass Rate (first attempt) PN-RN Students
Year OCTC National Mean
2023 100% 88.6%
2022 N/A 79.9%
2021 N/A 82.5%
3-year Aggregate 100% 83.7%
Program On-Time Completion Rate Traditional Students (within four semesters)
Graduation Year Fall Semester Spring Semester Graduation Rate
2023-2024 48.3% To be determined 48.3% (1/23/24)
2022-2023 N/A 63.6% 63.6%
2021-2022 N/A 52.3% 52.3%
3-year Aggregate 48.3% 58% (1/23/24) 55.9% (1/23/24)
Program On-Time Completion Rate PN-RN Students (within three (3) semesters)
Graduation Year Fall Semester Spring Semester Graduation Rate
2023-2024 100% To be determined 100% (1/23/24)
2022-2023 N/A 100% 100%
2021-2022 N/A N/A N/A
3-year Aggregate 100% 100% (1/23/24) 100%
Job Placement Rate of Graduates 6 to 12 Months post-Graduation
Graduation Year Fall Semester Job Placement Spring Semester Job Placement
2023-2024 To be determined To be determined
2022-2023 N/A 100%
2021-2022 N/A 100%
3-year Aggregate To be determined 100% (1/23/24)

*Effective 2023-2024, will report On-Time Graduation/Completion Rates*

Program Completion Rate Traditional Students (within 150% of program length or six semesters)
Graduation Year Fall Semester Spring Semester Graduation Rate
2023-2024 -- -- --
2022-2023 N/A 59.1% 59.1%
2021-2022 N/A 40.9% 40.9%
2-year Aggregate N/A 50% 50%

*Effective 2023-2024, will report On-Time Graduation/Completion Rates*

Program Completion Rate PN-RN Students (within 150% of program length or four semesters)
Graduation Year Fall Semester Spring Semester Graduation Rate
2023-2024 -- -- --
2022-2023 N/A 100% 100%
2021-2022 0% (based on one student) N/A 0% (based on one student)
3-year Aggregate 0% (based on one student) 100% 50%