Associate Degree Nursing

Granted Approval 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

 Please see the Application page for specific information on the 2018-2019 Program Requirements.

Program Length

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

Credentials Offered


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.

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Elizabeth McGinnis, MSN, RN

Granted Full Approval by the Kentucky Board of Nursing.

Granted Continuing Accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN).

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