Associate Degree Nursing

About the Program

Quality classroom instruction, hands-on experience in state-of-the-art labs and practical clinical experience at area healthcare providers will give you the knowledge, skills and confidence to become a registered nurse. Graduates of the Associate Degree in Applied Science Nursing program are eligible to take the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) in order to be designated as a Registered Nurse (RN).

Special Admissions Requirements

  • Due to the limited availability of slots in these programs, admission is competitive.
  • OCtech seeks to identify students who can achieve at an appropriate level in the curriculum and diversity among its student population.

Please review carefully: ADN Admissions Overview

Health Information Program

To receive an application for this program, you must first complete a Health Information Program (HIP).

HIP Registration

Admissions requirements are obtained by attending a Health Information Program (HIP).  All applicants are required to attend a program as part of the admissions process.  (Online HIP sessions are available for those unable to attend in person. On-campus sessions are strongly recommended.)
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Quick Facts

Great Futures
OCtech's nursing graduates enjoy a 100% job placement rate.


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The Associate Degree in Applied Science Nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326; 404.975.5000;


Student Outcomes

 Graduation RateFirst Time RN Board Pass RateProgram Completion RateJob Placement
2016-1752.36% 100%38.82%100%
2017-1834.6% (still in process)100%28%100%

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

Program Coordinator

Patricia Macaruso
ADN Senior Level Program Coordinator

Susan Chavis
Flex Nursing Program Coordinator

Linda Luck
Law Enforcement Officer I

Meet a Graduate

“If you’re not going to give 100 percent, then you’re going to struggle. The instructors push you to your fullest potential, and they’re there to help you when you need it. I’ve come so far and gained confidence in my ability to be a great nurse because of them.”

— Patrice Burgess, Associate Degree Nursing Class of 2018