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Practical Nursing

Be the difference in someone's life.


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Be the ultimate

Nurses have never been more important than they are today. Whether it's the latest health crisis or the realities of an aging population, the reasons we need them are many. Nurses are vital.

Nursing will offer you a lot of career options and you can usually take your pick. You may choose to work in a doctor's office or step up to meet the challenges of a busy emergency room.

From checking patient vitals for physicals to giving immunizations and dressing a sutured wound, the skills practical nurses bring to the table make them vital members of the healthcare team. Put your basic nursing and medical care skills to work in hospitals, doctor’s offices, clinics and other healthcare facilities.

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Program Models
Become a healthcare hero.

Choose the traditional model if you're new to healthcare. The FLEX model offers more flexibility if you have already completed some course work and have experience in the medical field.

This program has special admissions requirements. Read the information below and get started today!

Susan Chavis

Susan Chavis

Nursing Program Coordinator


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The Associate Degree Nursing program at Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College located in Orangeburg, SC is accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326 (404) 975-5000. The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate Degree Nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.
Next Reaffirmation Spring 2027.

PN Student Outcomes

Academic Year First Time PN Board Pass Rate Program Completion Rate SBTCE Job Placement Rate (includes students pursuing higher education) ACEN Job Placement Rate (excludes students pursuing higher education)
2017-18 91.67% 73.85% 100% (reported in
2018-19 93.55% 93.33% 93.33% (reported in 19-20) 75%
2019-20 89.71% 67.53% 98.39% 95.08%
2020-21 91.18% TBA TBA TBA
2021-22 97.62% TBA TBA TBA


To review accreditation status, please visit the OCtech Program Accreditation/Approval page.

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