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Associate Degree Nursing - Shelby County Campus

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What is Shelby County Campus Nursing?

The associate degree in nursing program at Jefferson Community and Technical College’s Shelby County Campus will give students the opportunity to take labs/clinicals two nights per week with lectures online through a hybrid format.  

Where: Shelby County Area Technology Center

When: Admission in Fall semester for traditional students and Spring semester for LPNs

What:  Associate Degree of Nursing (RN) Program

  • Hybrid format; online lectures, in-person lab/clinical
  • Lab and clinical will be scheduled in the evening or on weekends. Some clinical experiences will have to be during the day. We will limit these as much as possible.

What are my career options?

A few examples of workplaces in your local area:

  • Hospitals
  • Outpatient surgery centers
  • Community clinics
  • Home healthcare
  • Rehabilitation and nursing care facilities
  • Schools
  • Correctional facilities
  • Serve in the military
  • Business and industry
  • Travel companies

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?


Length of Program

The length of the Associate Degree Nursing program, including general education courses is five semesters.

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?

HESI A2 Entrance Exam

The HESI A2 Entrance Exam is a computerized test that can include up to seven academic exam sections, as well as a personality profile that identifies the applicant's learning style and is required for selective admission.  All sections must be taken on the same assigned date and the cumulative time limit is 3.5 hours.  The cost of the exam is approximately $58, subject to change without notice.  Each question has a different point value, so it is to your advantage to answer every question.  Please be aware that the last exam date before the admission deadline is April 12.

  • Take HESI A2
  • Attend a pre-admission conference (Mandatory) Register Here
  • Have active standing on Kentucky Board of Nursing State Registered Nurse Aide (SRNA) or take HST 104 at JCTC
  • BIO 137 Anatomy & Physiology I (completed in the last 10 years) with a grade of C or better
  • PSY 110- General Psychology 
  • Math at AA or AS Quantitative Reasoning or higher (MAT 146, MAT 150, etc) with a grade of C or better
  • Cumulative Nursing GPA of 2.75 or greater
  • Program Courses and Co-Requisite Courses
First Semester
NRS 101 - Nursing Care I (9 credit hours) 
*BIO 139: Anatomy & Physiology II (4 credit hours), within 10 years, Grade of C or better 
Second Semester 
NRS 102 - Nursing Care II (10 credit hours) 
* ENG 101: Writing I (3 credit hours) 
Third Semester 
NRS 203 - Nursing Three (9 credit hours) 
*BIO 225: Medical Microbiology (4 credit hours), within 10 years, Grade of C or better
Fourth Semester 
NRS 204 - Nursing Four (10 credit hours) 
*Heritage/Humanities (3 credit hours)


The associate degree in nursing program at Jefferson Community and Technical College at the Downtown Campus located in Louisville, KY, is accredited by the,

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE
Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the associate degree in nursing program is accredited. View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program.

Jefferson Community and Technical College is accredited by The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC).

  • Graduates’ success on the licensure and/or certification examination:
    • 2020: 96%
  • Students’ completion of the nursing program: 63%
  • Graduates obtaining a job:
    • Graduate Job Placement Rates, 2020: 99% of respondents, 6-12 months post-graduation were employed as an RN.

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