Nursing

 

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What Is Nursing?

Registered Nurses (RNs), both independently and as a member of a team, provide and coordinate patient care, educate patients and the public about various health conditions. The nursing program at WKCTC prepares graduates to fulfill the professional roles of the RN with a curriculum that combines general education and nursing courses that correlate classroom and clinical instruction in a variety of community agencies. These professional roles include human flourishing, nursing judgment, professional identity, and spirit of inquiry.

Graduates of the Associate Degree Program are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).

average base pay
Based on research conducted by the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS) in 2016 for the state of Kentucky.
$59,370
1015301052
low: $44k med: $59k high: $79k

What are my career options?

A few examples of workplaces in your local area:

  • Hospitals
  • Outpatient surgery centers
  • Community clinics
  • Home healthcare
  • Rehabilitation and nursing care facilities
  • Schools
  • Correctional facilities
  • Serve in the military
  • Business and industry
  • Travel companies

What are my degree, diploma, certificate options?

  • It will take a minimum of five (5) semestrs to get an associate degree in nursing
  • Our LPN-RN acceleratd track allows completion in one year.

Associate Degree in Applied Science

Associate Degree Nursing | Download the current academic plan
Associate Degree Nursing | Download the academic plan as of Fall 2018

An associate degree is an undergraduate academic degree awarded upon completion of a course of study usually lasting two years.

How do I apply for this program?

The nursing program admits a class every fall and spring. The application deadline for the fall semester is March 1 and the deadline for the spring semester is July 1. 

  1. Attend a pre-admission conference.
    Nursing pre-admissions conferences will be held in the WKCTC Allied Health Building in Room E105 at 4 p.m. Download the Pre-Admission Conferences flyer
  2. Apply for admission to West Kentucky Community & Technical College if not currently enrolled.
  3. Submit an official transcript of all previous college work.
  4. Submit score results of the ACT or National League for Nursing (NLN) Preadmission Exam or Evolve Admission Assessment Exam. Enrollment in the Associate Degree Nursing program may be limited because of available health care facilities in the community, as well as faculty/student ratios required by the Kentucky Board of Nursing. The admissions point scale is designed to objectively evaluate applicants. Applicants with the highest total points will be admitted to the program.

LPN-RN Accelerated Track

Current licensed practical nurses, once admitted, have an opportunity to receive up to thirteen (13) hours of advanced standing, completing the nursing program in one year. Download the LPN-RN Accelerated Bridge information

Transfer Student

The nursing program does accept transfer requests from applicants desiring to transfer from another nursing program.

Download the transfer information

Additional Information

CPR certification at healthcare provider level, proof of immunizations, background checks, and drug screens are required after a student is admitted and prior to starting the first semester of the nursing program.

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Accreditation / Program Success

The Associate Degree Nursing Program is approved by the Kentucky Board of Nursing and is accredited by the:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
404-975-5000
http://www.acenursing.org/

Licensure, Completion, and Job Placement Rates

Program Contact

Jackie Ginter
Nursing
Nursing Administrative Assistant
270.534.3166
jackie.ginter@kctcs.edu

Program Contact

Shari Gholson, MSN, RN, CNE
Nursing
Program Coordinator
270.534.3372
shari.gholson@kctcs.edu