Central Ohio Nurses - can you help me? COTC / Marion Tech

  1. This is my very first post, so please let me introduce myself. I am a non-traditional pre-nursing student, a mother of three small boys and an employee of Ohio State University. Over the past two years I've been knocking out any pre-reqs and GECs that I can to qualify me for the Autumn 09 nursing program. I've applied and am awaiting response, however.....my husband and I (last minute, for sure!) have decided that it would probably be in our family's best interest for me to attend a technical college, obtain my associate's and then go back for the RN to BSN once I'm working.

    I am looking for information on how well COTC and/or Marion Tech prepares their students for the boards. Is this information out there anywhere? Like stats on what percentage of the student pass, or something of that sort.

    Unfortunately, I think I missed the application deadline for Marion Tech (waiting on a call back - can't find it on the web anywhere), but COTC brings in a class of 50 every quarter and I can still apply for the 09 summer quarter.

    If you have any personal information about either of these schools, especially COTC, I would greatly appreciate it!

    Thank you!
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  3. by   schack
    I am a graduate of MTC. I passed my boards without difficulty. I felt extremely well prepared. I believe that MTC has better than 95% pass rate. The only downfall to that is- it is an extremely difficult program. My class started with over 105 and we graduated around 53. It is a program that requires you to put forth effort! I too, was an untraditional student. I have four children. I would go through the program again! I have been told by many people that I work with that the MTC graduates come out well prepared. I have had a fairly easy transition into working as a RN as well. I am not familiar with COTC. Hope this helps you out. Good luck!
  4. by   RNKel
    I attend a tech college not too awfully far from MTC. I've heard that they are about as tough as we are. Our NCLEX pass rate is always around 98% and I believe I've heard theirs are as well. I have Googled pass rates in the past. I'm a non traditional student, single mom of 3 and doing great. You can do it!

    In fact, I just found this online:
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]2006 MTC ranks 1st in Ohio NCLEX-RN pass rate for all AD and BSN programs.
  5. by   butterflybluz
    Thank you both for the replies - still looking for any information on COTC b/c I'm still unsure if I missed the deadline for MTC...still no call back yet!

    Mommy2ThreeSons - Can you tell me what the name of the school you attend is? Thank you.
  6. by   Eirene
    [FONT=Franklin Gothic Medium]I am a proud graduate of MTC. Their pass rate for the NCLEX was 94.34% compared to COTC's 81.63%. It's a highly competitive program and half do not make it to graduation. I feel that my education prepared me very well for the real-life nursing world and the NCLEX.
    [FONT=Franklin Gothic Medium]
    [FONT=Franklin Gothic Medium]You can view the different college pass rates for 2008 here (it is in PDF format). It starts on page 10 for Ohio schools.
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    [FONT=Franklin Gothic Medium]Try reaching Carla Anderson or Darlene Franklin. They would be able to tell you when the deadline is.
  7. by   RNKel
    North Central State College
    % Pass
    2002 92.98 2003 95.24 2004 94.67 2005 98.51 2006 92.50

    COTC's numbers:
    2002 86.76 2003 80.28 2004 83.64 2005 78.08 2006 85.14
  8. by   wubbzy
    I went to Owens Technical College (now named Owens Community College) in Toledo (graduated in 1990). They also have an excellent preparation for the NCLEX. It is an ADN program. Sorry I don't know about Marion or any other schools in Ohio. But I can tell you I passed Ohio Boards the first time I took it. And that was in the days when we had to travel to Columbus for the 2 day exam. Now I guess they do it with the computer and you usually don't complete ALL the questions, but rather the computer shuts off once you answer enough questions to give you a pass or fail. Good Luck!
    I was a single mother, working full time, and going to school/clinicals, etc. I'm not sure I could've done it that way if going straight for my BSN.