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Nursing - Licensed Practical Nursing

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What Is Licensed 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

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  • 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
  • Preadmission conferences

Informational Sessions (DOWNTOWN CAMPUS):

Informal pre-nursing Information Sessions are held by the nursing faculty.  Preregistration is not necessary.  These are not a replacement for the mandatory preadmission conference.  These are recommended for students wanting general information about the JCTC Practical Nursing Program, prerequisite courses to take and how to best prepare for admission.  Sessions generally end within 2 hours and are held in the Health Sciences Hall, Building A-South, room 253,  (physical address is 110 W Chestnut Street, Louisville, KY 40202) and are held Thursdays at 3:15 PM.

March 5, 2020; April 2, 2020; May 14, 2020; June 4, 2020; July 16, 2020; August 13, 2020; September 10, 2020; October 1, 2020; November 12, 2020; December 3, 2020

Informational Sessions (CARROLLTON CAMPUS):

Held in the Nursing Education Classroom, Building A, room 212, (physical address is 1607 US Highway 227, Carrollton, KY 41008) and are held Wednesdays at 3:00 PM.

Aprils 15, 2020; May 13, 2020; June 3, 2020

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)

Gainful Employment Disclosure Information:

This information is provided in compliance with the Federal Gainful Employment regulations. As a public non-profit education institution, we are required to report the following information for certificate and diploma programs that meet gainful employment definitions (beginning July 1, 2011).

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.

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Evelyn Lichtsteiner

Nursing - Licensed Practical Nursing

Administrative Assistant Supervisor


Karen O'Neil, RN, MSN

Nursing - Licensed Practical Nursing

Program Coordinator


Jaclyn Bitterman

Nursing - Licensed Practical Nursing

Dean of Nursing