The Practical Nursing program prepares individuals 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, students 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.)
For overview of program, see Program Brochure
For advising purposes, see the Class Scheduling Sheet.
For specific course requirements, see the KCTCS Course Catalog.
For program cost, see the estimate worksheet.
Acceptance into the Practical Nursing program is based on a selective admission process. Proof of active status on the Kentucky Medicaid Nurse Aide Registry or its equivalent, CPR certificate for Health Care Providers/Professional Rescuer and documentation of computer literacy as defined by KCTCS is required prior to enrolling in the first nursing course.
You can earn an Associate in Applied Science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.
The Practical Nursing program has full approval status in Glasgow and Bowling Green from the Kentucky Board of Nursing.
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.