Faculty teaching didactic courses must hold at least a BSN and be a licensed RN and have worked as an RN for 2 years. Faculty in the clinical classes must hold at least an associate degree in nursing as an RN and have worked as a nurse for 2 years.
This degree program provides students with classroom and clinical experiences that allow for students with the acquisition of knowledge and skills that enable each student to meet the requirements necessary for success as a practical nurse. Upon completion of this Pre-Licensure Practical Nursing program, the student will be able to apply for licensure and take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN). Once licensed, the student will be able to seek employment and provide nursing care as an entry level practical nurse, working under the direction of a physician or registered nurse. Graduates are prepared to function as professionals in accordance within the scope and standards of practical nursing practice set by the National Association of Practical Nurse Education and Service (NAPNES) and the Kentucky Board of Nursing (KBN). This program prepares graduates for employment in numerous health care settings. Licensed practical nurses hold positions in hospitals, nursing care facilities, physician offices, community, home health, and employment agencies, outpatient care centers, and in federal, state, and local government service organizations.
High school diploma or GED, complete ATA nursing application and questionaire, submit high school transcript or GED score report, submit official transcript from all previous colleges, entrance test, CPR certification, interview. This is a selective admission program.
2 weeks prior to a class start date, starts occur 5 times annually