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Practical Nursing

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 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).

Our PN program is offered in different formats on our Downtown and Carrollton campuses. The Carrollton campus PN program operates in a hybrid format, which gives students the unique opportunity to complete lectures primarily online and attend labs/clinicals two-three nights during the week.

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Getting Started

What are my degree, diploma, and certificate options?

How Do I Pay For This?

*Practical Nursing students pay two payments of $1,435.33 during the program for textbooks and resources.

How Do I Apply?

Attending a PN Preadmission Conference is required and allows eligible students to apply to the PN program.

What Else Do I Need to Know?

Additional Information

Practical Nursing NCLEX Pass Rates
Year Louisville Campus NCLEX Pass Rate Carrollton Campus NCLEX Pass Rate
2018 17/30 (57%) N/A
2019 28/37 (76%) 9/11 (82%)
2020 18/24 (75%) 1/1 (100%)
2021 23/25 (92%) 3/6 (50%)
2022 21/21 (100%) 8/8 (100%)
Accumulative 107/137 (80%) 21/26 (83%)

Length of Program

You can earn a Practical Nursing diploma in 12 months 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.

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