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Practical Nursing Program

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What Is Practical Nursing?

The Practical Nursing (PN) Program of Jefferson Community and Technical College is approved by the Kentucky Board of Nursing.

Upon completion of the program of study, the graduate is awarded a diploma of practical nursing and is eligible to write the National Licensure Examination (NCLEX PN) to become a Licensed Practical Nurse.

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:

  • Hospitals
  • Health care provider offices
  • Long term care facilities
  • Assisted living facilities
  • Group homes
  • Schools
  • Correctional facilities
  • Hospice
  • Home health

Information Links

  • IMPORTANT NOTE: Program Guides and applications are updated for each application period.
    • Applicants must use the correct application in order to meet current guidelines and eligibility requirements for application to the Practical Nursing Program.
    • Please check this website frequently for updates as well as announcements.
  • Practical Nursing program guide (DOC, 9 Pages)
  • Preadmission conferences

Informational Sessions (DOWNTOWN and CARROLLTON CAMPUSES):

These are informal pre-nursing sessions that are held by the nursing faculty. Preregistration is not necessary. These are not a replacement for the mandatory Preadmission Conference listed above. These are recommended for students wanting general information about the Jefferson’s Practical Nursing Program, prerequisite courses to take, and how to best prepare for admission. All Informational Sessions begin promptly at 4:00 PM and last about 1 hour. They are all held virtually through Teams Meeting, until further notice. 

Select the link to join the meetings. If the link does not work for you, you may call in. If calling, you will be asked for the Conference ID and be sure to enter the numbers correctly, followed by the # key.


Practical Nursing Informational Session links:

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at 4:00 PM 
Or call in (audio only)+1 859-286-5834
Phone Conference ID: 675 587 874#

Tuesday, February 24, 2022 at 2:00 PM
Or call in (audio only) +1 859-286-5834  
Phone Conference ID: 316 376 849#

Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at 4:00 PM
Or call in (audio only) +1 859-286-5834 
Phone Conference ID: 533 865 490#

Monday, April 15, 2022 at 3:00 PM
Or call in (audio only) +1 859-286-5834 
Phone Conference ID: 355 759 703#

The Practical Nursing (PN) Program is taught at the Downtown and Carrollton Campuses:

  • Downtown Campus:
    • Mailing address: 109 E Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202
    • Physical address: 110 W Chestnut Street, Health Sciences Hall, Building A-South, room 442
    • The PN Program at the Downtown Campus admits spring and fall semester application; no summer semester classes.
    • Deadline is September 30, for the following spring application (classes starting in January)
    • Deadline is April 20, for fall application (classes starting in August)
  • Carrollton Campus:
    • Located at 1607 US Highway 227, Carrollton, KY 41008
    • The PN Program at Carrollton admits fall semester application only and runs 3 consecutive semesters, including summer.  
    • Deadline is April 20, for fall application (classes starting in August)


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Amanda Miller, RN, MSN

Practical Nursing Program

Program Coordinator


Jaclyn Bitterman

Practical Nursing Program

Dean of Nursing