OCTC, high schools partner to offer Fast Path Nursing program – The Owensboro Times

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Owensboro Community & Technical College and regional high schools have partnered to allow students wanting a career in nursing the option to utilize a “fast path” so they can enter OCTC’s nursing program directly after graduation.

OCTC Fast Path Nursing is a set of classes that can be taken while still in high school to accelerate the path towards an Associate in Applied Science in Nursing degree. Taken as prescribed, a student can graduate high school and complete their nursing degree within two years.

“This program is a great option for those motivated students who know what they want,” said Dr. Scott Williams, OCTC President. “This is the quickest and most cost-effective way to get them prepared, in the program, and ready to work. We are grateful that our school partners continue to allow us to innovate with more options that can meet the students where they are.”


In order to qualify for Fast Path Nursing, students must be approved by their high school and have a minimum 3.0 high school GPA. Interested students should contact their guidance counselor and apply to OCTC as a dual credit student. For more information, contact nancy.wilson@kctcs.edu.

Fast Path Nurse is only one way in which students can be accepted into the OCTC nursing program. Those who do not meet the OCTC Fast Path requirements can still apply for admission to the OCTC