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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, the Licking Valley Campus in Cynthiana, and the Montgomery Campus in Mount Sterling.

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 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 watch the Pre-Admission Conference Video by the deadline for application. This will be the last business day of October:

BIO 137 (Anatomy and Physiology I)

BIO 139 (Anatomy and Physiology II)

MAT 150 (College Algebra)

PSY 110 (Intro to Psychology)

ATTENTION PLEASE NOTE UPDATED INFORMATION BELOW:

Our preadmission conferences for the face-to-face ADN programs will be posted online for Maysville, Licking Valley, and Montgomery Campuses the beginning of September, the semester prior to the Fall admission date. The deadline of application to the RN programs is March 1 the semester, prior to the August start date.

The LPN to RN online/hybrid program admits every January.  Applicants must watch the preadmission conferences for the LPN-RN program and fill out application paperwork for the LPN-RN program. All applications must be received by the last business day in October prior to the January start date.

The PN program has its own preadmission conference video and required paperwork. The Rowan Campus PN Program will be admitting in August 2022.  The deadline of application to the Rowan PN Program is April 15. The Maysville Main Campus PN Program will be admitting January of 2023.  The deadline of application to the PN programs is the last business day in October 2022. 

Before applying for any MCTC Nursing Program, review the preadmission conference presentation online for the desired program. Read the information packet below the conference video.  When you are finished, fill out and sign the required forms under "Admission Signatures".  Please submit the Certificate of Completion with the other signed forms. All application forms are due by the deadlines for the chosen programs.

If you have not taken the TEAS exam, please contact Jerry Morrison at jerry.morrison@kctcs.edu to schedule testing date and time.  Information will then be emailed to you on how to set up an account with ATI and test from home.

Pre-Admission Conference Information

RN applicants MUST watch the Pre-Admission Conference Video by the deadline for application.

Any student interested in entering the Nursing Program at MCTC is required to watch this pre-admissions conference video prior to submitting their application. It has lots of great information to get you on your way to a great career in nursing.

Download  and return per instructions provided during pre-admissions conference video.  You must send one packet for each campus you are applying to.

Admissions Info Packet

Admissions Signatures

LPN to RN applicants MUST watch the Pre-Admission Conference Video by the deadline for application.

Any student interested in entering the Nursing Program at MCTC is required to watch this pre-admissions conference video prior to submitting their application. It has lots of great information to get you on your way to a great career in nursing.

Download and return per instructions provided during pre-admissions conference video. You must send one packet for each campus you are applying to.

Admissions Info Packet

Admissions Signatures Packet

PN applicants MUST watch the Pre-Admission Conference Video by the deadline for application.

Download and return per instructions provided during pre-admissions conference video.  You  must send one packet for each campus you are applying to.

Admissions Info Packet

Admissions Signature

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
  • 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 watch Pre-Admission Conference prior to October deadline:
  • Part of MCTC’s ADN program’s selective admission process is the requirement to take the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS). The ATI TEAS test is part of a national exam for health sciences and is designed specifically to assess the student’s academic preparedness.  The test is multiple choice and the skills assessed are in mathematics, reading, science, English and language usage.

    There are several online study options and books available to prepare for the TEAS exam covering the concepts and subjects that the student needs to know. Preparing for the exam prior to taking it will help the student boost their confidence level and success rate on exam. Many of the preparation courses available also offer focused remediation to identify areas of possible improvement. Please go to:  https://www.atitesting.com/events which has a listing of free webinars and online options available for purchase.   

    The required score to be considered for the ADN program is a “Basic” which is above 41.3%.  If the student falls below this level, they will not be considered in this year’s admission but can retest and apply the following year. Scores for the selective admission will be the following:

  • Exemplary: 90.7% or higher = 15 points

  • Advanced:  78.0% to 90.6% = 10 points

  • Proficient: 58.7% to 77.9% = 5 points

  • Basic: 41.3% to 58.6% = 0 points

 

If a student did not test well, they may retest one time in the admission process per admission cycle. The retake has to be completed prior to the admission deadline for the desired admission date. The best score of the two attempts will be used to calculate the points for selective admission.    

 

 


Maysville Campus Testing Coordinator: Jerry Morrison
Phone: 606-759-7141 ex. 66191
Email: jerry.morrison@kctcs.edu

 

  • GPA of 2.50 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 overall Teas score of 41.3

Maysville Campus Testing Coordinator:

Jerry Morrison
Phone: 606-759-7141 ex. 66191
Email: jerry.morrison@kctcs.edu

  • 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
  • watch one (1) pre-admission conference per admission cycle
  • All students making application for admission to the Practical Nursing Program must take the TEAS Examination.  Schedule a testing appointment with Jerry Morrison Maysville Testing Center, Phone 606-759-7141, ext. 66191, email:      jerry.morrison@kctcs.edu
  • An online registration fee of about $70 will be required to be paid with credit card upon arrival at the testing center and before beginning the exam.  The registration fee cannot be paid prior to the exam date.  It must be paid before beginning the exam.
  • Practice exams and a study guide are available through ATI.    

    

 

TEAS Testing

How to pay for the TEAS Assessment 

TEAS Testing Contacts:

Maysville Campus Testing Coordinator: Jerry Morrison
Phone: 606-759-7141 ex. 66191
Email: jerry.morrison@kctcs.edu

Rowan Campus Testing Coordinator: Ida Robertson
Phone: 606-759-7141 ex. 66327
Email: idah.robertson@Kctcs.edu

Montgomery Campus Testing Coordinator: Becky Bliss
Phone: 606-759-7141 ex. 66525
Email: rbliss0003@kctcs.edu

Licking Valley Campus Testing Coordinator: Lauren Mattox
Phone: 606-759-7141 ex. 66436
Email: lauren.mattox@kctcs.edu

Nursing Transfer Students- ADN/PN

Applicants who wish to transfer from another program of nursing must:

  1. Meet all requirements of the receiving institution.
  2. Notify the Associate Dean of Health Sciences/Nursing Program Administrator of the Associate Degree Nursing Program in writing, stating anticipated entry date and reason for transfer.
  3. Have two faculty members from the program previously attended submit a letter of recommendation to the receiving institution. The letters must be signed, dated, and printed on the school letterhead; one from the Nursing Program Director and one from a recent didactic/clinical Instructor, indicating that the student is in good academic and financial standing.  
  4. Applicants previously admitted to another nursing program, and who have earned a failing grade in any nursing course will not be accepted for admission into the Associate Degree or Practical Nursing Program at MCTC.  However, you may apply as a new student starting at the beginning of the A.D.N. or PN Program
  5. If more than three years have elapsed since initial enrollment in the first nursing course in any registered nursing program, an applicant must repeat all nursing courses. 

Completed transfer requests will be reviewed based on the following criteria:

  1. First and foremost, space availability. 
  2. Acceptance of any Transfer Student will be dependent upon available resources, comparability of previous nursing courses, vacancy in the receiving course.  
  3. Previously completed nursing courses for content applicability to the nursing program at Maysville Community and Technical College. This may include, but not limited to, review of course description and course syllabi. This is necessary to establish the most appropriate entry point into a MCTC nursing program.
  4. Transfer students must demonstrate retained competency, as nursing courses are designed to build on previous courses.  Retained competency is demonstrated by successful completion (78.5% or higher) of the final exam of the most recent course the student will be receiving transfer credit. It is also required that the student pass a skills checkoff to demonstrate competency in the previous courses.

Transfer Information is available to students through the MCTC website at:

Transfer Center | MCTC (kctcs.edu)

KCTCS system-wide transfer agreements have been established with four-year institutions to create a pathway for students who plan to complete a baccalaureate degree. Students and advisors may use this information for academic planning and a list of agreements is available online.

National Licensure

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

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 (KBN) Criminal Conviction Notification

Note: The Kentucky Board of Nursing (KBN) requires that all criminal convictions (felonies and misdemeanors) to be reported upon application for licensure. KBN may deny a nursing graduate admission to the NCLEX-PN or NCLEX-RN Exam if an individual has been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony that involves acts that bear directly on the qualifications of the graduate to practice nursing. Applicants are encouraged to visit the KBN website (new tab) for more information.

Kentucky Board of Nursing Benchmarks & NCLEX Pass Rates (new tab)

Kentucky Board of Nursing Approval Status

The following nursing programs at Maysville Community & Technical College remain Approved programs of nursing in the Commonwealth of Kentucky:

Nursing (RN) Maysville Campus, Nursing (RN) Licking Valley Campus, Practical Nursing (Maysville Campus), and Practical Nursing (Rowan Campus).

Maysville Community & Technical College Approval Letter 2021

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Ginger Clarke

Associate Dean of Health Sciences

Nursing Program Administrator

606-759-7141, ext. 66253

ginger.clarke@kctcs.edu

Kathy Nelson

Administrative Assistant (Maysville & Licking Valley Campuses)

606-759-7141 ext. 66102

kathleen.nelson@kctcs.edu

Cassie Chandler

Administrative Assistant II (Rowan & Montgomery Campuses)

606-783-1538 ext. 66334

cassie.chandler@kctcs.edu