What Is Practical Nursing?
The Practical Nursing Program, approved by the Kentucky Board of Nursing (KBN), combines classroom instruction with hands-on skills labs and supervised clinical instruction in local healthcare facilities and other community facilities.
Upon completion of the PN program, graduates are awarded a diploma in Practical Nursing and are eligible to apply to the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX-PN) to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).
Offered on the Downtown and Carrollton campuses, the PN application deadline for Fall 2023 (August 2023 start date) is April 20, 2023.
What are my career options?
Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) may be employed in a wide range of health care facilities as well as other industries.
A few examples of workplaces in your local area:
- Health care provider offices
- Long term care facilities
- Assisted living facilities
- Group homes
- Correctional facilities
- Home health
What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?
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.
How do I Apply?
Attending a PN Preadmission Conference is required and allows eligible students to apply to the PN program.
Students who are ready to start the PN program in the upcoming semester should visit the pre-admission conference page for additional information and sign up.