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Nursing - Practical Nurse

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 clients of all ages in a variety of health care settings - hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics and child care centers.  (Transportation to the community agencies is the responsibilty of each student.)

Acceptance in the Practical Nursing program is based on a selective admission process.

Progression in the Practical 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).


CPR requirements must be successfully completed prior to enrolling in the first nursing course and must be kept current throughout the program. Documentation of active status on the Medicaid Nurse Aide Registry or successful completion of an equivalent nursing course is required prior to enrolling in the first nursing course.

Note: The Kentucky Board of Nursing (KBN) may deny a nursing graduate admission to the NCLEX-PN 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.

    

Code Legend
Description
D
Diploma
C
Certificate

Program NameProgram Component Checksheet(s)
Offered At:
LVC
MC
RC
Practical
Nursing
Practical Nurse
D
D
D
Practical Nurse (part-time)
D
-
-
Medicaid Nurse Aide
C
C
-
Kentucky Medication Aide
C
C

Faculty Members

Debbie Nolder(MYC)