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)
|Nursing Career||Median Annual
SalaryⓘBased on research conducted by the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS) in 2016 for the state of Kentucky.
|Medicaid Nurse Aide||$32,411|
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?
- Associate in Applied Science - General Occupational/Technical Studies
- Diploma - Practical Nursing | Gainful Employment Disclosure Information
- Certificate - Medicaid Nurse Aide
- Certificate - Kentucky Medication Aide
|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
- 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.