Nursing Students

LPN to Associate Degree Nursing - Evening/Weekend

Advising Plans

Associate Degree Nursing
(71 credit hours)
ADN Evening Weekend
Admissions Point System

Program Advisor

Linda Ballard, Program Coordinator
(606) 451-6737


Program offered at the Somerset Campus.

Program Details

nursing aas eve + wkndCourse work in this program is presented in an evening/weekend format for working students. The Associate Degree Nursing program prepares graduates to use their skill and knowledge to fulfill the role of the nurse: enhance human flourishing, demonstrate sound nursing judgment, continually develop professional identity, and possess a spirit of inquiry to improve the quality of patient care. Encompassed within these roles are the core components of context and environment, knowledge and science, personal/professional development, quality and safety, relationship-centered care, and teamwork. These core components are introduced, developed and built upon through the curriculum. Graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). The Associate Degree Nursing curriculum is organized around a clearly defined conceptual framework and combines general education and nursing courses. The nursing courses correlate classroom and clinical instruction in a variety of community agencies.

Program admits once every three semesters. Call the nursing office for dates.

Download Program Overview (pdf).
To learn how to apply to SCC, see the Admissions Checklist.

Technical Standards

  • Sufficient visual acuity
  • Sufficient auditory perception
  • Sufficient gross and fine motor coordination
  • Sufficient communication skills (speech, reading, writing)
  • Sufficient intellectual and emotional functions

    The Somerset Community College Associate Degree Nursing Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN),
    3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326; Phone: (404) 975-5000; Fax: (404) 975-5020.

Application Process

The following materials must be submitted to the Admissions/Records office by the deadline date (call nursing office for dates):

  • Application for admission to a KCTCS college.
  • Official high school transcript indicating that the applicant has or will complete a high school course of study or a passing GED official score report.
  • Transcripts of all post-secondary work completed at other institutions.
  • Results of the ACT or NLN (National League for Nursing) Pre-Entrance Exam.
  • A pre-admission conference with the Nursing Coordinator or his/her designee is required prior to an applicant’s consideration by the Associate Degree Nursing Admissions Committee. YOU MUST ATTEND ONE CONFERENCE during each admissions period (unless waived by the Nursing Coordinator). Attending a conference at another Community College will not be acceptable.
  • Letter of intent form (distributed during the pre-admission conference) is required as a part of the application process. Form is to be submitted to Nursing Coordinator by appropriate deadline.
  • A copy of current LPN/LVN license verification from the KBN website. Students currently enrolled in a LPN program must pass the NCLEX-PN exam and submit a copy of their PN license prior to enrolling in the first nursing course, if accepted into the program.
  • Completion of the KCTCS digital literacy (computer literacy) requirement, not required for application, but required if admitted.

Upon admission to the program, the student must submit the following:

  • Evidence of receiving the Hepatitis B vaccine series or a vaccine declination form
  • TB skin test or chest x-ray
  • Immunization records
  • Other vaccinations may be required depending upon clinical facility
  • Current CPR certification (American Heart Association - Health Care Providers)
  • Criminal background check and drug screen once a year
  • Evidence of holding an active unrestricted license for practical/vocational nursing prior to enrolling in Nursing 197. LPN’s who graduated more than 3 years prior to admission into the ADN program must provide verification of current employment. Current employment shall be defined as 1 year full-time employment as a LPN/LVN within the last 3 years. Employment in nursing shall be defined as patient/client contact and shall be verified by the employing agency/agencies using the verification of employment form.