Apply by October 1 for Practical Nursing

October 1, 2010 is the deadline to apply for the Practical Nursing class that starts in Spring 2011.

The three-semester Practical Nursing Program is accredited by the Kentucky Board of Nursing. Upon successful completion of the program, students earn a diploma and are eligible to take the national licensure exam to become LPNs.

Practical Nursing has a lot to offer as a career field, said Barbara McKinney, ACTC Assistant Professor and Practical Nursing Program Coordinator. There are jobs out there for all of our students who complete the program and pass the national exam, she said.

Job opportunities are found in hospitals, long term care facilities, doctors offices, clinics, industry, and school nurse programs. The variety of facilities gives graduates the flexibility of choosing a work setting that accommodates their family responsibilities and schedules.

The LPN is an entry-level bedside nurse, competent in caring for acutely and chronically ill patients. Under the direction of a licensed physician, dentist, or professional nurse, LPNs give hands-on nursing care to people with physical and/or mental health care needs.

The Practical Nursing Application is on ACTCs website under Academics, Programs of Study, Practical Nursing. Applicants not already enrolled in ACTC will also have to fill out an ACTC Application, also available on the web. Practical Nursing is a selective admission program, and application to the program does not guarantee acceptance. For more information, contact Professor McKinney, 606-326-2462, 800-928-4256 ext. 62462 or e-mail: barbara.mckinney@kctcs.edu.