Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) will be holding a nursing and healthcare career education event at the Coshocton campus on May 18, 2023. Prospective students and visitors can tour the high-tech labs and experience state-of-the-art equipment. Throughout the event, admissions representatives and faculty will be available to answer questions.

The full practical nursing program is offered at the Coshocton campus. “The field of nursing is dynamic, and the job market is very good in our region and beyond. Many clinical facilities are paying sign-on bonuses. For those interested in the nursing profession, practical nursing is a great way start a nursing career,” said Kendrah Cunningham, MSN, RN, VA-BC Nursing Programs Administrator.

A licensed practical nurse (LPN) works directly with registered nurses and doctors to provide patients with nursing care and monitor the patient’s health. LPNs may choose to work in long-term care and assisted living facilities, industrial settings, medical offices, private homes or acute care hospitals.

The practical nursing program at COTC offers a one-year (three semester) study plan. Students are immersed in a flexible yet strong curriculum that provides a balance of general education and nursing courses, including carefully planned clinical laboratory experiences that encompass the care for persons of all age groups. COTC graduates of this program are awarded a Certificate Degree in Practical Nursing and are eligible to apply to take the licensing exam (NCLEX-PN). 

“The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that employment of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses is expected to grow 9 percent from 2020 to 2030, faster depending on market demand in specific areas,” said Cunningham.  

Earnings are also higher than most expect. The statewide average starting salary for Licensed Practical Nurses is $50,481 according to Ohio Labor Market information, higher depending on the position. Source: 

Other healthcare programs available at the Coshocton campus include STNA, phlebotomy, electrocardiography, and patient care technician. These programs offer training and education in a shorter timeframe allowing students to enter the healthcare workforce more quickly.

For more information about the healthcare event or the practical nursing program at COTC, contact the Coshocton Campus Gateway at 740-622-1408, or email

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