Marion Technical College Nursing Program Review

Founded in 1970, Marion Technical College’s goal has always been to improve the opportunities that local residents have when it comes to quality education and employment.

Marion Technical College – Nursing Programs

The nursing program at Marion Technical college (MTC) was established in 1971. This program has been approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing and has been accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).

Registered Nursing (RN)

Degree: Associate of Applied Science

This program normally takes two years of full-time study to complete and includes nursing, general education and science courses. However, students do have the option to extend their study time to up to five years if they want to. Different clinical experiences are also included in this program.

Graduates will be allowed to sit for the licensing examination of the National Council of State Board of Nursing to become registered nurses.

Transfer – Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Transition to RN: LPN to RN

LPNs who would like to earn a nursing degree can get a maximum college credit of 73 hours by completing Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) examinations, nursing clinical courses and specific proficiency tests at Marion Technical College.

To apply, students need to have an accumulative GPA of at least 2.5, a valid Ohio LPN license, and an official LPN school or college transcript.

Graduates will be allowed to sit for the licensing examination of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing to become registered nurses.

RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN): RN to BSN

Marion Technical College provides more than 150 credit hours that can be transferred to the Ohio State University’s RN to BSN program, which is a more affordable option for registered nurses to get a BSN while staying in Marion Technical College.

To apply, students will need to have a diploma or an associate degree, a valid Ohio RN license, and a minimum GPA of 2.75. They will also need to complete the required pre-requisites with a minimum grade of C.

BSN to Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN): BSN to MN

Nurses who already have a BSN degree can complete an MSN at Marion Technical College, which includes a Nurse Practitioner track and an Educator’s track. Otterbein University will bring classes to the school through satellite distance learning.

To apply, students will need to have a BSN and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and a minimum of one year working experience as a registered nurse.

State-Tested Nurse Aide (STNA)

This program was designed as a prerequisite to the RN program and to give students the chance to get better jobs with more valuable experience. There are no pre-requisites for this course and graduates will be prepared to take the STNA certification exam.

STNA Certification

Students who have completed the Nurse Aide Training course will be allowed to take the state testing examination for nurse aides, which will result in the STNA certification. This program includes clinical experience, classroom instruction, and laboratory experience.


Students at Marion Technical College have the option to move onto the MSN program from an STNA on the same campus. This program was actually the first one in the area to allow the transfer of credits this way.

Marion Technical College
1467 Mount Vernon Avenue,
Marion, OH 43302-5694