What Is Practical Nursing?
BSCTC offers a three semester program leading to a diploma in Practical Nursing following successful completion of the program. The Kentucky Board of Nursing (KBN) will then determine the graduate’s eligibility to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN) to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and practice in the state of Kentucky under the supervision of a registered nurse, physician or dentist. The practical nursing (PN) program at BSCTC is a selective admissions program. A separate admission process must be completed in order to be considered for the practical nursing program.
What are my career options?
Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) may be employed in a wide range of health care facilities as well as other industries.
- Physician’s Offices
- Nursing care facilities
- Home health care services
- Employment services
- Outpatient care centers
- Government agencies
|Nursing Career||Median Annual
SalaryⓘBased on research conducted by the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS) in 2016 for the state of Kentucky.
|Medicaid Nurse Aide||$32,411|
We are currently accepting new applications for the Practical Nursing program for Fall 2018. Applications can be turned into either in person at the Admissions Office or emailed to AS_Admissions@kctcs.edu.The application deadline is May 11th, 2018.
What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?
- Practical Nurse-Pathway 2-Traditional Modified
Length of Program
You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.
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.