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Pictured, from left, is the ADN FLEX Class of 2018: Keneysha Cornish, Brandy Smith, Angie Simpson, Brianna Epting, Sherrie Breaker, Morgan Hoffman and Jessica Brady. Not pictured is Monica Harrison. Hoffman received the Academic Award for earning the highest GPA in the class, Simpson was voted Best All-Around and Brady received the Clinical Excellence Award during a pinning ceremony in December at OCtech.

Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College’s Associate Degree Nursing and Practical Nursing programs are once again ranked among the best in South Carolina, according to websites dedicated to the professions.

OCtech’s ADN program is ranked fourth out of 30 registered nursing programs in the state by RegisteredNursing.org, while the PN program is ranked fifth out of 16 licensed practical nursing/licensed vocational nursing programs in S.C. by PracticalNursing.org. The 2019 rankings are based on NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN pass rates over a five-year period, from 2014 to 2018 and 2013 to 2017 respectively.

Last year, 100 percent of OCtech’s ADN traditional, transition and FLEX program graduates passed their licensure exams. The overall PN program pass rate for 2018 was 91.67 percent.

Nursing and Health Science admissions packets are currently being accepted for the fall. All applicants are required to attend a health information program (HIP) session to receive an admissions packet. Online HIP sessions are available.

For more information about OCtech’s competitive Nursing and Health Science programs, call 803-535-1224 or visit octech.edu. To view the rankings, visit registerednursing.org/state/south-carolina/ and practicalnursing.org/lpn-programs/south-carolina#rankings.

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