Owens Community College (OCC) was founded as a technical institute in 1965 and was named after a Toledo inventor named Michael Owens who is famous for mechanizing bottle blowing.
Today, they have two campuses – one in Perrysburg Township and one in Findlay – as well as learning centers in Maumee and Toledo. Overall, they provide 130 different academic programs that can lead to various exciting careers.
Owens Community College – School of Nursing
This program has been approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing, but is currently working towards re-establishing their accreditation with the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).
School of Nursing Programs
Registered Nursing (RN) Program
This program prepared students to become registered nurses in various healthcare faculties.
To apply, students will need to submit their high school and college transcripts, their SAT or ACT scores, and their TEAS test score. A minimum grade of C would also be required for chemistry or biology courses.
Licensed Practical Nurse/Associate Degree Nursing Progression Program (LPN to RN)
Licensed practical nurses who take certain nursing courses ad meet the needs of LPNs enrolled in an ADN program can take this program to prepare themselves for various healthcare settings.
To apply, students will need to submit their high school and college transcripts, their LPN STEP test scores, and their TEAS test score. A minimum grade of C would also be required for chemistry or biology courses.
They will also need to have an LPN license, a high school diploma, a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. Students who are already graduates from the Practical Nursing program in Owens Community College and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 will also get 2 bonus points on the admission tally form.
The LPN Standardized Testing to Evaluate Preparedness (STEP) is a pre-admissions test with eight topics based on the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN) test plan and can be taken at either of the Owens Community College campuses.
School of Nursing Certificate Programs
Practical Nursing Certificate Program
Practicing Nursing graduates can take this program to prepare for various nursing positions in healthcare vicinities.
To apply, students will need to be high school graduates with a minimum grade of C in high school chemistry and algebra. If students are already college graduates, then they need to have a minimum GPA of 2.0, as well.
Students also need to have a Nurse Aid Training Program certificate in order to apply for this program and complete the TEAS test with a minimum score of 50% in each of the available categories.
During the program, students will also have to maintain a minimum grade of C in all of their courses.
State-Tested Nurse Assistant Training Course (STNA)
This training program prepares students for the Ohio State Testing and Competency Evaluation Program and is mandatory for nurse assistants in Ohio who want to work in long-term healthcare.
In general STNAs provide assistance to patients and work while being supervised by licensed nurses. Some of their responsibilities include basic personal care and nursing skills, like making beds and helping with meals, bathing, grooming, positioning, dressing and walking. They also provide licensed nurses with important information.
At the moment, this training course doesn’t qualify for financial aid, though.
Owens Community College
3200 Bright Road,
Findlay, OH 45840