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Nursing FAQ's

Common Questions and Answers about the Otero College Nursing Programs

There are three:

Nursing Assistant

Practical Nursing (LPN) exit option after year one of RN program (AAS in Nursing)

Associate Degree of Applied Science in Nursing (RN) Full-time and Part-time Program

The Nursing Assistant program provides the required training for theory, lab and clinical practice, to become a CNA (Certified Nurses Aide). It takes one semester or less.

The Practical Nursing Program provides the required training for theory, lab and clinical practice, to become an LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse). It takes two semesters of nursing courses and approximately 1 semester of pre-requisite courses.

The Associate Degree of Applied Science in Nursing Program provides the required education for theory, lab and clinical practice, to become an RN (Registered Nurse). It takes 4 semesters of nursing courses and approximately 1 semester of pre-requisite courses.

The LPN to RN Bridge Program prepares the LPN transition to RN Program and takes approximately 3 semesters.

Complete an application to Otero College and register for the two required courses (NUA 101 & NUA 170)

Have official transcripts sent to Otero College from all other colleges attended.

Make an appointment with Student Services Center to take the basic entrance exam if needed.

As of January 16, 2009 all applications will be completed on-line through the Otero Online Nursing Application.

You must complete the pre-requisite general education courses with a GPA of 2.5 or higher prior to applying on line. They are Human Anatomy & Physiology I, English Composition, Human Growth and Development, and Anatomy & Physiology II.

Admission selections continue each year until the program slots are filled or classes begin. Selection is based upon the date of application and completion of all admission criteria.

Yes. According to the Colorado Nursing Articulation Model, if you have completed your Practical Nursing education and received your license in Colorado it would be equivalent to your first year of Otero’s ADN RN program courses. If you completed your Practical Nursing education in another state or at a technical college, contact the nursing Office for specific advanced credit allowed by the Articulation Model.

Program Costs are subject to change from year to year. For the most complete list of costs please refer to the Nursing Student Manual.

 

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