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Nursing is one of the most rewarding and challenging careers you can choose. You’ll get the opportunity to help people every day while working with the latest technology and in the best working conditions available.
The Practical Nursing program prepares you to practice within the legal scope of practical nursing under the supervision of a registered nurse or physician. 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.
Classroom instruction in theory and basic nursing skills is provided on campus. Under the guidance of program faculty, you gain valuable experience in the care of all ages in a variety of health care settings and/or community agencies – hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics and child care centers. (Transportation to the community agencies is the responsibility of each student.)
Acceptance into the Nursing program is based on a selective admissions process, 3.0 GPA preferred. Progression in the Nursing program is contingent upon achievement of a grade of “C ” or better in each course and maintenance of a 2.0 cumulative grade point average or better (on a 4.0 scale).
Note: The Kentucky Board of Nursing (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.
Jimmy Isenberg, PhD, RN
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.