OCTC Partners With High Schools to Offer Fast Path Nursing Program

Owensboro Community & Technical College and regional high schools have partnered to allow students wanting a career in nursing the option to utilize a “fast path” so they can enter OCTC’s nursing program directly after graduation.

OCTC Fast Path Nursing is a set of classes that can be taken while still in high school to accelerate the path towards an Associate in Applied Science in Nursing degree. Taken as prescribed, a student can graduate high school and complete their nursing degree within two years.

In order to qualify for Fast Path Nursing, students must be approved by their high school and have a minimum 3.0 high school GPA. Interested students should contact their guidance counselor and apply to OCTC as a dual credit student. For more information, contact nancy.wilson@kctcs.edu

Fast Path Nurse is only one way in which students can be accepted into the OCTC nursing program. Those who do not meet the OCTC Fast Path requirements can still apply for admission to the OCTC nursing program after graduation. 

Just as in the traditional nursing program, graduates are prepared to apply and take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). OCTC’s associate degree nursing program is approved by the Kentucky Board of Nursing and is accredited by the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation. 

There are currently 133 open nursing positions in Owensboro and Daviess County. For more information on these positions, visit edc.owensboro.com/job-search.