Nursing - Practical Nursing | ACTC

Nursing - Practical Nursing

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

Program Contact
Melissa Green MSN, RN
Assistant Nursing Program Administrator
606.326.2087
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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.

Getting Started

What are my degree, diploma, and certificate options?

GENERAL OCCUPATIONAL/TECHNICAL STUDIES AAS: 60-68 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS Requirements
Nursing - Practical Nurse - Diploma: 45-53 Total Credit Hours Requirements
Kentucky Medication Aide - Certificate: 5 Total Credit Hours Requirements
Medicaid Nurse Aide - Certificate: 3-6 Total Credit Hours Requirements

How Do I Pay For This?

What Else Do I Need to Know?

State Approved Programs

Practical Nursing

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

Kentucky Medicaid Nurse Aide

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

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.

Additional Contact

Terri Ratliff MSN, RN
Nursing Program Administrator
606.326.2465
Terri.Ratliff@kctcs.edu 

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