Nursing program application deadline extended to April 1 | ACTC

Nursing program application deadline extended to April 1

January 21, 2022

ASHLAND, Ky. – The deadline to apply for the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program at Ashland Community and Technical College (ACTC) has been extended to April 1.  

The ADN program prepares graduates to become members of the healthcare team in the discipline of nursing. 

Graduates of the ADN program are awarded an Associate Degree in Applied Science and eligible by coursework to take the NCLEX-RN. Successful completion of the NCLEX-RN and licensure by a Board of Nursing allows the graduate to seek employment as a Registered Nurse. 

“If you have ever dreamed of being a nurse, now is the time to apply to a nursing program at ACTC,” said Terri Ratliff, interim ADN program coordinator.   “You are needed at the bedside, now more than ever.  Nurses and other healthcare workers are doing all they can to care for patients, but they are tired, and they need and want you on their team.” 

She added, “Both nursing programs at ACTC, RN and LPN, are under new leadership and our team of faculty are creating innovative, effective learning experiences for our nursing students. Join us and make your dream of becoming a nurse reality.” 

Applicants should have completed the program’s required pre-requisites with a C or better and have a global GPA of 2.5 or higher. Points can be added to applications for GPAs above a 3.0 and excellent scores on the National League for Nursing (NLN) exam or the ACT. Points increase an applicant's chances of selection.  

Tabitha Jones is a 2021 graduate of the ACTC LPN to ADN hybrid bridge program as well as a 2019 graduate of the LPN program. She currently works at Kings Daughter’s Medical Center as a charge nurse in the COVID-19 unit.  

“Nursing is the only career that I could ever see myself doing,” she says.  “But I didn’t just want to be a nurse, I wanted to be an exceptional nurse. ACTC and the nursing faculty really helped me achieve this goal. They go above and beyond the standard level of education to teach you how to care for patients and really make a difference in someone’s life. I can’t give them enough credit for helping me become the nurse I am today.” 

The ADN curriculum is organized around a clearly defined conceptual framework and combines general education and nursing courses. The courses correlate classroom and clinical instruction in a variety of community agencies. 

Email with questions and visit to apply.  

For questions about the LPN program, email Brigitte Carroll at