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.

average base pay
Based on research conducted by the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS) in 2016 for the state of Kentucky.
$59,370
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low: $44k med: $59k high: $79k

What are my career options?

The LPN can work in the hospitals, long term care facilities, clinics, physician offices, etc. If they choose to continue their education, there is the Bridge program (LPN to RN) at ACTC. (Many other options, from other colleges exist, to do the same)

Nursing Career Median Annual
SalaryBased on research conducted by the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS) in 2016 for the state of Kentucky.
Nursing $59,370
Practical Nursing $50,399
Medication Aide $32,411
Medicaid Nurse Aide $32,411

Applications

We are no longe accepting new applications for the Practical Nursing program for Fall 2018. 

  • Program Application - coming soon

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?

Degree

  • Associate in Applied Science - General Occupational/Technical Studies

Diploma

Certificate

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

Additional Information

Medical Receptionist: 15 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
Medical Coding: 22 Total credit hours
Medical Transcriptionist: 24 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
Medical Scribe: 28 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
Electronic Health Records Specialist: 28 - 30 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
Hospital Admissions Specialist: 30 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
Medical Unit Coordinator : 31 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
Medical Administrative Assistant : 49 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

Program approved by the Kentucky Board of Nursing

Estimated Cost

Advising Conference

  • Advising Conference and certificate of completion - Coming Soon

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

Terri Ratliff
Nursing - LPN
Nursing Coordinator
606.326.2465
terri.ratliff@kctcs.edu