COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Hondros College of Nursing (HCN) will welcome students to its new program in Medical Laboratory Technology at the Columbus/Westerville campus in April 2019. Like nurses and other medical professionals, Medical Laboratory Technicians are vital members of the healthcare team in labs, hospitals and doctors' offices. They work with lab equipment to analyze body fluids and samples, performing tests essential to patient diagnosis and treatment. The Westerville campus is located at 4140 Executive Parkway.
"We are excited to introduce the Medical Laboratory Technology Program," said Kelly Cavanagh, campus executive director of Hondros College of Nursing Westerville. "It is an important extension of our mission and offers a terrific option for those interested in becoming part of the healthcare profession, in ways other than hands-on nursing care."
According to U.S. Census data, the country's population over 65 is expected to more than double by 2060, to a new high of 98.2 million. This increase in the aging population is expected to increase the need for medical diagnostics, including lab tests for cancer or Type 2 diabetes. And according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of medical laboratory technologists and technicians is projected to grow 13 percent through 2026, faster than the average for all occupations.
The new Medical Laboratory Technology program requires six quarters and 94 quarter credits, and graduates earn an associate of applied science degree. The program is also offered at the Hondros College of Nursing Cincinnati/West Chester (Ohio) campus.
About Hondros College of Nursing
Hondros College of Nursing educates students at five Ohio campuses in Cincinnati/West Chester, Cleveland/Independence, Columbus/Westerville, Dayton/Fairborn and Toledo/Maumee, where students can earn a Practical Nursing Diploma and an Associate Degree in Nursing. Hondros College of Nursing is dedicated to its mission, as well as the students, partners, and communities in which they serve. For additional information, please visit hondros.edu. For complete information about accreditation, please visit hondros.edu/accreditation . Hondros College of Nursing cannot guarantee employment or salary. Hondros College of Nursing is a subsidiary of American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ: APEI).
SOURCE Hondros College of Nursing