OTC Associate of Science Nursing Program

The OTC Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) Program’s mission is to prepare students to provide quality health care and function as a member of an interdisciplinary health team. Nursing students learn to apply critical thinking skills within the field as well as promote healthy lifestyles to their patients and communities. The program will equip graduates to fulfill the roles of both care provider and care manager within the healthcare setting.

This is an LPN to ASN program, meaning students must be a licensed practical nurse to apply. The program is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Nursing Education and has received full approval by the Missouri State Board of Nursing. The program permits qualifying LPNs to complete the Registered Nursing courses in 36 weeks. Graduates who are eligible to apply should write the NCLEX-RN exam to become licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN).

The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects the employment rate for RNs to increase much faster than the average field. Our graduates work in hospitals, inpatient and outpatient departments, physician offices, nursing care facilities, home health care services, government agencies and outpatient care centers.

Program Accreditation

The Associate of Science in nursing program at Ozarks Technical Community College at the Springfield campus located in Springfield Missouri 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 of Science in nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program
at http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm

 

Student Achievement and Outcomes

Ozarks Technical Community College
Associate of Science in Nursing
Program Outcomes
By Calendar Year

NCLEX-RN First Time Test Pass Rates

2015 – 95.56%

2016 – 76.79%

2017 – 95.83%

2018 – 97.67%

ASN Program Completion Rate

2015 – 94%

2016 – 96%

2017 – 82.7%

2018 – 57.33%

Graduate Satisfaction

2015 – 4.2/5

2016 – 4.4/5

2017 – 4.2

2018 – 4.3

Job Placement

2014 – 100%

2015 – 94%

2016 – 98%

2017 – 100%

2018 – 100%

Mission Statement

Mission of the ASN program:
The OTC Associate of Science in Nursing program will prepare students to provide quality health care and function as a member of an interdisciplinary health team in order to apply critical thinking skills within this field as well as promote healthy lifestyles to individuals, groups and communities. The program will equip graduates to fulfill the roles of both care provider and care manager within the discipline of nursing.