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Practical Nursing Program

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

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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

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?


Nursing - Practical Nurse

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?

Attend an Informational Session to learn more about the Practical Nursing program. 

Practical Nursing Informational Sessions

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Or call in (audio only) +1 859-286-5834 
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Or call in (audio only) +1 859-286-5834 
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Pre-Admission Conferences

Attendance to a Practical Nursing Pre-Admission Conference is required and allows eligible students to apply for the Practical Nursing Program.  Students ready and prepared to enter the program in the upcoming semester should attend one of these pre-admission conferences. 

When - Practical Nursing Program Pre-Admission Conferences begin promptly at the designated time EST and generally last one hour.

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  • Wednesday, February 2, 2022 (4:00 PM – 5:00 PM) Room 253 in the Health Science Building
  • Tuesday, March 8, 2022 (4:00 PM – 5:00 PM) Room 253 in the Health Science Building
  • Tuesday, April 5, 2022 (4:00 PM – 5:00 PM) Room 253 in the Health Science Building

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  • Wednesday, March 9, 2022 (4:00 PM – 5:00 PM)
  • Tuesday, April 12, 2022 (4:00 PM – 5:00 PM)

Where - The conferences are typically held virtually through Microsoft Teams Meetings and links to the meeting will be emailed one or two days before the conference date and a reminder again on the day of the conference. The physical address for Downtown campus is 110 W Chestnut Street, Building A-South, Room 442, Louisville, KY 40202.  The Downtown conference will take place in the Health Science Hall, Building A-South, Room 253, on the second floor.  The Carrollton campus address is 1607 US HWY 227, Carrollton, KY  41008 in Room 212.


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Other Information

  • 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)


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