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Nursing - Practical Nursing

Learn key nursing skills and practice them in a variety of real-world settings.

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What Is Practical Nursing?

The Practical Nursing Diploma Program prepares individuals to practice within the legal scope of practical nursing under the supervision of a registered nurse or physician. Use of the nursing process at the practical nursing level toward the maintenance of health and prevention of illness, the observation and nursing care of persons experiencing changes in their health processes, and the evaluation of health practices of patients are emphasized.

What are my career options?

The LPN can work in the hospitals, long term care facilities, clinics, physician offices, etc. LPNs who choose to continue their education are encouraged to apply to the LPN to RN Transition/Bridge Program at ACTC.


We are not currently taking applications for this program.

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?


  • Associate in Applied Science - General Occupational/Technical Studies


  • Diploma - Practical Nursing


  • Certificate - Medicaid Nurse Aide
  • Certificate - Kentucky Medication Aide

Additional Information

Medicaid Nurse Aide: 3 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
Medication Aide: 5 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
Practical Nursing: 46 - 54 Total credit hours
Nursing: 62 - 66 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

State Approved Programs

Practical Nursing

The Practical Nursing program is approved by the Kentucky Board of Nursing.

Kentucky Medicaid Nurse Aid

The Kentucky Medicaid Nurse Aid program is approved and monitored by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Department for Medicaid Services.

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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.

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Terri Ratliff MSN, RN

Nursing Program Administrator



Melissa Green MSN, RN

Assistant Nursing Program Administrator

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