Why You Should Choose An Accelerated Nursing Program

Updated Content 11/22/2023

Do you have a dream of becoming a nurse, but you are unsure of how to achieve your goal? Perhaps you have been researching nursing school options and are narrowing down your choices. East Ohio College is here to help make the nursing training process easier for you with our accelerated, direct admission associate degree in Nursing program!

why you should choose an accelerated nursing program

Nursing is a great career choice for anyone passionate about helping others due to the constant demand for nursing professionals. With increased access to healthcare, the aging population, and the current workforce beginning to retire, the need for nurses is expected to continue growing well into the future. 

Now that you’ve determined that nursing is the right career for you, it’s time to take the first steps toward your dreams! So, where do you start? Choosing a program that allows you to begin your nursing courses immediately and take only classes relevant to your nursing education will help you graduate and start your career as a nurse sooner. These are some of the main advantages of East Ohio College’s Nursing program. Continue reading to learn more about why our program could be a good fit for you!

You’ll Start Nursing Classes Immediately

One of the main advantages of enrolling in a direct admission nursing program is that you will begin taking nursing courses immediately after being accepted. This means you won’t waste years of valuable time and money taking general education courses unrelated to nursing before being accepted into the program. Our direct admission program accepts you “directly” into the nursing training program. 

By starting your nursing education right away, you will get a head start over those who choose to attend a traditional nursing program. You’ll get to dive right into your nursing training, learning valuable skills and essential knowledge that will prepare you to take the NCLEX-RN* licensure exam and begin your career.

You’ll Take The Exact Classes You Need

When you begin a direct admission nursing program, not only will you begin your nursing-related classes immediately, but you will also only take the courses relevant to your nursing degree. Because you’re not required to take general education courses that do not apply to your nursing education, you will save yourself years of being in school to become a nurse. 

The East Ohio College Nursing program allows you to start taking courses such as nursing values, the nursing process, health promotion and maintenance, therapeutic communication skills, and more once you are accepted!

You’ll Graduate In Less Time

In a direct admission nursing program, where you start nursing courses immediately and take the courses you need to earn your degree, you’ll also finish your education in less time than at a traditional nursing school. Completing a traditional nursing program can sometimes take four years or more; however, East Ohio College’s direct admission program allows you to complete your training and graduate in only 18 months.

Another benefit of attending a direct admission nursing program is that you know you are working toward your goal of becoming a nurse. In a traditional nursing school, there is no guarantee that you will be accepted into the Nursing program, even after completing years of prerequisite classes.  

You’ll Begin Your Career Sooner

As a result of all the benefits a direct admission nursing program brings, you will be able to start working as a nurse much sooner than students who chose a traditional nursing program. This can impact you now and in the future, as you’ll start earning an income and gaining valuable real-world experience. This will put you years ahead of those who do not attend a direct admission program. 

Additionally, East Ohio College’s Nursing program graduates can continue their education through our sister school, WVJC Online’s RN to BSN program. This pathway allows you to graduate from East Ohio with your associate degree in nursing and begin working and earning an income while taking courses through WVJC Online to earn your bachelor’s degree in nursing. Those who decide to utilize this pathway option will complete their ADN and BSN in less than three years!

Now Is The Time!

Your dream career is waiting for you! Start on the path to becoming a nurse with the help of East Ohio College today. Contact our nursing admissions team by calling 330-385-1070 or Requesting Information.

*Passing the NCLEX – RN exam is required to become a Registered Nurse.