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Nursing - Practical Nursing

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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. 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)


We are currently taking applications for fall 2023 and the deadline to apply is May 13, 2023.

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

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

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.

Estimated Cost

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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Program Contact

Brigitte Carroll MSN, RN

Nursing - LPN

Practical Nursing Program Coordinator

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