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Associate Degree Nursing

Granted Full Approval for 2013 by the Kentucky Board of Nursing

The Associate Degree Nursing program prepares graduates to provide and manage client care and to become members within the discipline of nursing. Intrinsic to the three roles of the nurse are the eight core components of nursing practice. The eight core components are: professional behaviors, nursing process, communication, clinical decision making, caring interventions, teaching/learning, collaboration, and managing care. These core components are introduced, developed, and built upon through the curriculum. The Associate Degree Nursing curriculum is organized around a clearly defined conceptual framework and combines general education and nursing courses. The courses correlate classroom and clinical instruction in a variety of community agencies.

Career Path

Graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). 

Admissions Requirements

 Applicants must have a minimum ACT Composite score of 21 or a score in the 70th percentile (effective January 2015) on the NLN Pre-RN Examination and a GPA of 2.50 on a 4.00 scale in order to be considered for admission to the program. Admission to the nursing program will be determined on the basis of a weighted system with the applicants receiving the highest number of points being offered admission. The total number of applicants selected will be based on available resources and may vary from one year to the next.

Program Length

The length of the Associate Degree Nursing Program including General Education courses is 5 semesters.

Credentials Offered

Degree

Graduates of the Associate Degree Nursing Program are awarded an Associate Degree in Applied Science and eligible by coursework to take the NCLEX-RN. Successful completion of the NCLEX-RN and licensure by a Board of Nursing allows the graduate to seek employment as a Registered Nurse.

Semester Plans

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Michelle Napier, MSN, RN
606-326-2011
michelle.napier@kctcs.edu