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Program Description

The Program – Nursing (RN)

Prepare men and women for challenging and rewarding careers as Registered Nurses who assist in the overall planning and providing of nursing care for patients and their families, as well as educating patients in health maintenance and restoration.

Important Information for Program

If you enjoy helping people, are calm under pressure, are detail-oriented, and are interested in a growing field, nursing may be the right fit for you!

Applications are accepted from January 1 through March 1 for the class entering in the fall. Applications from qualified high school students will be accepted provided all the other requirements have been met and an official, interim high school transcript is on file in the MTC Office Student Records. Applications are accepted from June 1 to August 1 for the class entering in the spring.


An acceptable Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (BCI&I) report/FBI background check and drug screening are required in order to begin the clinical sequence.

Criminal Background Check

Nursing is a regulated profession.  The training, licensure, and practice of nursing are subject to federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations.  In addition, each hospital may have rules or policies.  A student’s eligibility for admission or continuation in MTC’s Nursing program is subject to the requirements of, and compliance with, all applicable statutes, rules, regulations, or policies (including a physical exam).  Prior to or during acceptance into the nursing program, training, licensure, or employment as a nurse, each individual will be subject to a background check including, but not limited to, an analysis of fingerprints and a review of prior criminal records.  The submission of any false information to MTC or any federal/state agency shall be cause for immediate dismissal from the Nursing program.  The Ohio Board of Nursing may deny admission to the National Council Licensing Examination-Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN) based on a review by the Ohio Board of Nursing Compliance Unit.

Click here for Disqualifier List.

What you’ll learn

Provider of Care:

  • Demonstrates proficiency in the use of the nursing process to provide individualized patient care.


  • Formulate, evaluate, and revised as needed therapeutic communication with patients, families, and the interdisciplinary team.


  • Create and evaluate an individualized teaching plan for assigned patient(s) or assigned population(s).


  • Organizes prioritizes and implements individualized nursing care while encompassing the skills of delegation, collaboration, and referral as appropriate.

Member within the Profession of Nursing:

  • Maintain accountability of own patient care within the ethical and legal parameters of the profession, utilizing evidence-based practice to enhance development.

Your Degree
Associate of Applied Science

Two-year (5 semesters) full-time degree schedule of nursing, science, and general education courses; program must be completed in a maximum of five (5) years.  MTC nursing students complete varied clinical experiences.  Graduates are eligible to take the licensing examination of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing to become a Registered Nurse (RN).  For additional accreditation information, visit our website at www.mtc.edu.

Dual Degree

One pathway to achieving the BSN is to declare a dual degree at Marion Technical College.  The dual degree would be an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing and an Associate of Science.  An advantage of the dual degree would be that the MTC student can take additional courses that are transferrable to the BSN.

Approved electives for Nursing:

ALH 120 Human diseases, CHM 1200 chemistry I, ECN 2000 Microeconomics, ECN 2100 Macroeconomics, ENG 1100 English Composition II, ENG 1400 Oral Communications, HSS 1060 Abnormal Psychology, HSHS 2020 Ethnic & Cultural Diversity, HSS 2620 Aging, HST 1500 Early American History, HST 166 Modern American History, MGT 1400 Intro to Management, MTH 1250 Pre-Calculus, MTH 2000 Calculus I, NTR 1100 Nutrition, PSY 1500 Social Psychology, SOC 1200 Sociology, SOC 1400 Personal and Family Relations, SOC 2200 Investigating Social Problems.

Application Process

To apply for the RN program, applicants must have:

  1. Completion of an MTC Application for Admission (including nonrefundable application fee).
  2. Applicants must have completed high school or obtained a GED before being enrolled in the first nursing technical course. An official copy of the applicant’s final high school transcript (or GED results) should be on file in the Office of the Registrar.
  3. American College Test (ACT) results or SAT equivalent.
    • A minimum ACT composite score of 19 or higher or SAT equivalent is required for general program admission.
    • ACT or SAT equivalent requirements are waived for students with a BS or BA degree from a regionally-accredited college.
  1. A 2.5 accumulative GPA is the minimum for acceptance.
  2. Successful completion of high school biology, chemistry, and algebra is required. (MTC offers courses to meet these requirements if not completed in high school.)
  3. Transfer students must qualify in accordance with current Nursing Department policies.
  4. Complete MTC Nursing (RN) Technology program application.
  5. Information session with MTC’s Director of Nursing (RN) Technology.
  6. All students will be required to successfully complete a criminal background check and drug screening prior to admission into the first Nursing technical course.
  7. Applications are accepted from January 1 through March 1 for the class entering in the fall. Applications from qualified high school students will be accepted provided all the other requirements have been met and an official, interim high school transcript is on file in the MTC Office Student Records. Applications are accepted from June 1 to August 1 for the class entering in the spring.
  8. The student must be at least 18 years of age prior to the initiation of program clinical experiences.
  9. Students must have a current STNA certification or have taken a nurse aide training course within the past 5 years.

Marion Technical College Nursing Student Success Information

Program Completion 50.5%
NCLEX Exam MTC First Time Pass Rate
NCLEX Exam Ohio First Time Pass Rate 86.25%
NCLEX Exam National First Time Pass Rate 88.18%


    2020 2021
Program Completion LPN/Advanced Standing Program Graduates 71.4% 75%
  General Nursing Graduates 45.5% 76.7%
  All Nursing Graduates 47.6% 76.6%
Licensure Examination Pass Rates LPN/Advanced Standing Program Graduates 60% 66.7%
  General Nursing Graduates 90.7% 81.1%
  All Nursing Graduates 87.2% 79.66%
  Ohio-All Nursing Graduates 84.41% 79.07%
  National-All Nursing Graduates 86.58% 82.48%
Graduate Employment All MTC Nursing Graduates 97% Available summer 2022


Nursing Program Mission Statement

Prepare students to be professional, caring Registered Nurses who promote optimal levels of wellness for individuals, families, and communities.

Nursing Advisory Committee 2022-2023

Rosemary Appelfeller, RN Health Instructor Marion Harding High School
Christy Biller, RN Clinical Director Home Health of Wyandot County
Joy Bischoff, RN, MS Vice President of Patient Services OhioHealth Marion General Hospital
Erin Creeden, RN Public Health Nurse Marion Public Health
Julia Doty Service Coordinator Seton Square Marion
Karla Dye Employment Specialist Ohio Means Jobs-Marion County
Angela Green-Ahlers, RN Director of Nursing Signature Health Care of Galion
Lori Hicks, BSN, RN Student Nurse Student Nurse Residency Coordinator AVITA Health System-Bucyrus, Galion, Ontario
Melissa Jackson, RN Director of Nursing Mill Creek Nursing & Rehab
Jim Mull, RN Director of Nursing Marion Manor
Sarah Nagy, MSN, RN-BC Nursing Education OhioHealth Marion General Hospital
Jason Pierson Staff Educator OhioHealth Hardin Memorial Hospital
Regina Pucci, RN Director of Nursing Community Care & Rehab
Valerie Schalk, RN, BSN Assistant Director of Nursing Wyandot Memorial Hospital
Jessica Schwartz, RN Manager of Acute Care OhioHealth Morrow County Hospital
Hillary Suter, RN Director of Nursing Presidential Post-Acute
Arika Thomas Nurse Manager OhioHealth Grove City Methodist Hospital
Karen Webb, RN, BSN Director of Nursing Fairhaven Community

Program Accreditation

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Marion Technical College nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.

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

The Associate Degree Nursing program at Marion Technical College at the Marion, Ohio campus located in Marion, Ohio is accredited by the:

The  Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) address is:
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326

To receive more detailed information on the Nursing program, please send an e-mail to us.

For More Information, Contact:

Admission Office
Marion Technical College
1467 Mt. Vernon Ave.
Marion, OH 43302
Email: enroll@mtc.edu


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