Nursing

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What Is Nursing?

The Associate Degree Nursing program prepares graduates to provide and manage patient care and to become valuable members within the discipline of nursing. Graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). The RN program is offered on the Maysville Campus and the Licking Valley Campus in Cynthiana.

What are my career choices?

There are many job opportunities as a Registered Nurse that include, but are not limited to, hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics, child care centers, educational facilities, physician's offices, etc.

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.

LPN to RN Online

The LPN to RN online method of delivery has been especially designed to meet the needs of the working LPN. The online delivery method allows the nurse to continue working and attend classes at a time that is convenient to him/her. Students will be required to come to the Maysville Campus every other Friday for Clinical/Lab. The dates will be announced early to allow the nursing student ample time to plan their work schedule accordingly.

In order for the LPN to ask for admission to the online method of delivery (Please also refer to admissions requirements on the nursing page) he/she must have and an unencumbered LPN license and the following courses with minimum grade of C; 
LPN to RN MUST attend October Pre-Admission Conference Prior to January Admission:

BIO 137 (Anatomy and Physiology I)

BIO 139 (Anatomy and Physiology II)

MAT 150 (College Algebra)

PSY 110 (Intro to Psychology)

 

  

Admissions Requirements

Acceptance into the Associate Degree RN Program is based on a selective admissions process. Requirements are as follows:

  • current application for admission to a KCTCS college
  • official transcript from each college or university previously attended
  • COMPASS or ACT scores
  • Red Cross or American Heart Association Healthcare Provider level CPR certification required prior to first day of class if admitted to program (online certification not acceptable)
  • proof of active status on the Kentucky Nurse Aide Registry
  • LPN school transcripts (if applicable)
  • successful completion of program pre-requisites with a grade of "C" or higher
  • attendance at one pre-admission conference per admission cycle (academic year)
  • LPN to RN  MUST attend October Pre-Admission Conference
  • Watch mid August for 2018-19 dates of the Pre-Admission Conferences:

 NLN Exam FAQs

  • GPA of 2.00 or better in all college coursework (not just one class)
  • all college and program admission requirements must be on file by March 1 of each year to be considered for admission to NSG 101 in the fall semester
  • LPNs entering the program in the spring semester must have all college and program admission requirements on file by November 1
  • documentation of computer literacy as defined by KCTCS

Acceptance into the Practical Nursing program is based on a selective admissions process. Requirements are as follows:

  • application for admission to the college
  • official high school transcript verifying graduation or official passing GED scores
  • official transcript from each college or university previously attended
  • recent ACT (or equivalent) scores of 18 or greater or COMPASS scores from Category I (COMPASS scores strongly preferred) and TEAS scores (see Frequently Asked Questions).
    • Maysville Campus TEAS Test Dates (listed with Conference Dates below)
    • Rowan & Montgomery TEAS Test Dates (listed with Conference Dates below)
  • current Red Cross or American Heart Association Healthcare Provider Level CPR certification (online certification not acceptable); must be kept current during the program
  • successful completion of a Medicaid Nurse Aide or equivalent course within the past three (3) years
  • proof of active status on the Kentucky State Nurse Aide Registry
  • successful completion of program prerequisites with a grade of "C" or higher
  • attendance atone (1) pre-admission conference per admission cycle

     

     

 

National Licensure

Upon successful completion of the Practical Nursing Program, students will be eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN) at designated testing centers.

Kentucky Board of Nursing Approval Status

Nursing (RN) Maysville Campus: Full Approval
Nursing (RN) Licking Valley Campus: Full Approval

Practical Nursing (Maysville Campus): Full Approval

 

Program Coordinator

Debbie Nolder
606-759-7141, ext. 66253
debbie.nolder@kctcs.edu