2024-25 Course Catalog

Associate of Applied Science Degree

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About the Program

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).

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.

Note: 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 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 review by the Ohio Board of Nursing Compliance Unit.

Dual Degree

One pathway to achieve 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.

Nursing Advanced Standing (LPN, Military Medic, and Paramedic) to RN Transition

This option prepares 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.

Credit for Advanced Standing LPN, Paramedic and Military Medic Training: Upon application, students will receive credit for Fundamental Nursing courses after successful completion of the ATI exam. Students in the Advanced Standing to RN Option will take a transition advanced course to bridge the gap between knowledge gained from previous experience, skills, and abilities to the learning outcomes of the Marion Technical College Nursing Program.

Learn more about our advanced standing options at https://www.mtc.edu/course/advanced_standing_lpn_paramedic_militarymedic_to_rn/

Nursing Program Mission Statement

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

Learning Outcomes

  • Provider of Care: Demonstrates proficiency in the use of the nursing process to provide individualized patient care.
  • Communicator: Formulates therapeutic communication with patients, families, and the interdisciplinary team.
  • Teacher: Revises a teaching plan of care as appropriate or when teaching outcome criteria have not been met.
  • Manager: Organizes, prioritizes, and implements individualized nursing care while encompassing the skills of delegation, collaboration, and referral as appropriate.
  • Member within the Profession of Nursing: Maintains accountability of own patient care within the ethical and legal parameters of the profession utilizing current literature and resources to enhance development as a member of the nursing profession.


The MTC Nursing Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN) and approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing www.nursing.ohio.gov.

ACEN Telephone: 404.975.5000. ACEN Website: www.acenursing.org

ACEN Address: 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326

Application Requirements – Limited Enrollment

  • Completion of an MTC Application for Admission (including nonrefundable application fee).
  • 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.
  • Demonstrate college-readiness by successfully completing a placement test or satisfying other measures including but not limited to high school coursework, previous college coursework, samples of work, etc. Any college foundation courses recommended by placement guidelines are also required.
  • ACT or SAT equivalent requirement are waived for students with a BS or BA degree from a regionally accredited college.
  • A 2.5 accumulative GPA is the minimum for acceptance.
  • Successful completion of high school biology, chemistry, and algebra is required. (MTC offers courses to meet these requirements if not completed in high school.)
  • Students must have wither ACT or SAT equivalent composite score of 19, or a TEAS test with results in the proficiency levels in the 2022/23 academic year.
  • Transfer students must qualify in accordance with current Nursing Department policies.
  • Complete MTC Nursing (RN) Technology program application.
  • Information session with MTC’s Director of Nursing (RN) Technology.
  • All students will be required to successfully complete a criminal background check and drug screening prior to admission into the first Nursing technical course.
  • Applications are accepted 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.
  • The student must be at least 18 years of age prior to the initiation of program clinical experiences.
  • Students must have a current STNA certification or have taken a nurse aide training course within the past 5 years.

Career Opportunities

  • Acute Care Nurses
  • Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses
  • Critical Care Nurses
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Nurse Anesthetists
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Medical and Health Service Managers
  • Informatics Nurse Specialists


The following is a typical course sequence for completing this program. The actual time needed to complete the program will vary according to each student’s individual needs.

Approved electives for Nursing: ALH1120 Human diseases, CHM1000 General and Biological Chemistry, CHM1210 Chemistry I, ECN2000 Microeconomics, ECN2100 Macroeconomics, ENG1100 English Composition II, COM1400 Oral Communications, GER1000 Intro to Gerontology, GER1020 Biophysical of Aging, GER1020 End of Life Care and Loss, SOC2020 Ethnic & Cultural Diversity, HST1500 Early American History, HST1600 Modern American History, HST1700 Western Civilization I, HST1800 Western Civilization II, MGT1400 Intro to Management, MTH1250 Trigonometry, NTR1100 Nutrition, NUR 1161 Pharmacology, NUR 1190 Dosage Calculations, PHI1000 Critical Thinking, PHI1030 Introduction to Ethics, PSY1200 Abnormal Psychology PSY1500 Social Psychology, SOC1200 Sociology, SOC1400 Personal & Family Relations, SOC2200 Social Problems and SOC2400 Gender Studies, SWA2620 Aging.

First Semester

NUR1004Nursing Test Success


NUR1400Foundations of Adult Nursing Care I


PSY1100Introduction to Psychology


BIO1240Anatomy and Physiology I


Second Semester

NUR1410Foundations of Adult Nursing Care II


PSY2100Lifespan Development


BIO1250Anatomy and Physiology II


Third Semester



ENG1000English Composition I


BIO2050Microbiology for Health Sciences


Fourth Semester

ALH1000Nursing Informatics


NUR2400Alternations in Functioning I


Fifth Semester

NUR2410Alternations in Functioning II


NUR2040Nursing Issues


NUR0000Nursing Elective


Total Credit Hours: 65