The Practical Nursing program prepares individuals to practice within the legal scope of practical nursing under the supervision of a registered nurse or physician. Graduates are prepared to take the NCLEX-PN licensing examination and practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in entry level staff positions.
Successful students can earn a Practical Nursing Diploma or an Associate of Applied Science Degree in General Occupational/Technical Studies.
Pre Admission Conference Dates (pdf)
Practical Nursing Handbook (pdf)
LPN Spring 2014 Packet (pdf)
Licensed Practical Nurses are a vital part of the health care team and are employed in a variety of health care settings. LPN’s provide care for clients of all ages. In addition to providing routine bedside care, they evaluate client needs, plan, and implement quality care as well as supervise the care provided by Nursing Assistants. In offices and clinics, they may also make appointments, keep records, and perform other clinical duties. LPN’s who work in private homes may provide complex care and teach family members simple nursing tasks.
NOTE: Prior to clinical attendance, students must complete a criminal background check and a drug screening.
The following materials must be on file in the PN Program Coordinator’s office by March 1st for August admission and by October 1st for January admission:
Potential candidates are recommended to the President by the PN Admissions Committee: The Admissions Committee will make their recommendations based on the following:
All General Education requirements may be completed prior to first semester of nursing classes.
BIO 137 and PSY 110 must be taken prior to enrollment in any NPN Course.
Student must show proof of computer literacy AND proof of completing a 75-hour Nursing Assistant course AND proof of active status on the KY Medicaid Nurse Aide Registry AND not listed on the Abuse Registry before enrolling in any NPN course.
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.
*Diploma in Practical Nursing - 57 Total Credit Hours.
Course requirements remain the same with the following exceptions:
*COM 181 OR COM 252 OR ENG 101
*MAT 110 OR MAT 150 not required for PN Diploma
*Heritage/Humanities/Foreign Language not required for PN Diploma
Download Program Overview (pdf)