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 providers and care managers within the healthcare setting.
This is a direct entry program, meaning students are not required to have previous medical training. The program is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Nursing Education and has received initial approval contingent on a successful site visit by the Missouri State Board of Nursing. The program permits students to complete the registered nursing course in two years. 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.
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)
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The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate of Science in nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.
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Student Achievement & Outcomes
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.