Owensboro Community & Technical College is adding an additional cohort for the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program, which is currently accepting applications — based on a revised selective admissions process — for students that will begin the program in January 2022.
The ADN program prepares graduates to sit for the NCLEX-RN examination, enabling the graduate to become a Registered Nurse (RN).
The deadline for applications is Sept. 1, and approximately 50 students will be chosen for the next class.
“This is the first time in several years that we are adding an additional cohort and starting a group in January,” said Dr. Stacy Edds-Ellis, dean of professional and technical studies. “This decision is based on regional need and our capacity to place the students in clinical settings.”
Dr. Lori Donahoo, nursing program coordinator added, “We revised some of the selection criteria based on feedback from students so they can better understand the rankings and criteria. We hope this will encourage some to re-apply for this additional cohort.”
For students who are Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) and are interested in pursuing an ADN, OCTC offers the LPN to ADN program option. OCTC’s ADN program is accredited by the National League of Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA), and is approved by the Kentucky Board of Nursing (KBN).
To apply to the nursing program, contact nursing student affairs specialist Nancy Wilson by calling 270-686-4581 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.