Nursing - Practical Nursing | WKCTC

Nursing - Practical Nursing

Learn key nursing skills and practice them in a variety of real-world settings.

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What is Practical Nursing?

Practical nurses are integral members of the health care system, prepared to provide nursing care and health promotion activities to individuals across the life span in various health care settings under the direction of a registered nurse, advanced practice registered nurse, physician assistant, licensed physician, or dentist. The Practical Nursing program at WKCTC prepares individuals to practice within the legal scope of practical nursing. Use of the nursing process at the practical nursing level toward the maintenance of health and prevention of illness, the observation and nursing care of persons experiencing changes in their health processes, and the evaluation of health practices of patients are emphasized.

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What are my degree, diploma, and certificate options?

How Do I Pay For This?

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What Else Do I Need to Know?

Additional Information

In addition to completing the program, students must pass the National Council Licensure Examination to become licensed as a practical nurse.


Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing logoPractical Nursing: The Practical Nursing program at West Kentucky Community and Technical College located in Paducah, KY is accredited by the:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the practical nursing program is continuing accreditation.

The Practical Nursing Program is approved by the Kentucky Board of Nursing.  Pursuant to the Kentucky Board of Nursing regulation 201 KAR 20:340.

Length of Program

It will take a minimum of 3 semesters to get a diploma in practical nursing.

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

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