Nursing - Practical Nursing

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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.

  • Hospitals
  • Physician’s Offices
  • Nursing care facilities
  • Home health care services
  • Employment services
  • Outpatient care centers
  • Government agencies


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 application deadline is May 11th, 2018.

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?


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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.

Program Contact

Charlene Carroll
Nursing - PN
Practical Nursing Coordinator