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Associate Degree Nursing

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Jefferson’s ADN program is approved by the Kentucky Board of Nursing (KBN) and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). The length of this program, including General Education (Gen Ed) courses, is four (4) full-time semesters. Upon successful completion of this academic program, graduates will be awarded an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Registered Nursing and will be eligible to take the National Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) to become a registered nurse.

Our ADN program is offered in different formats on our Downtown and Shelby County campuses.

The Shelby County campus ADN 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 evening and/or weekend.

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?


Graduates’ NCLEX Success Rate (2021) 94%
Students’ Completion Rate of the Nursing Program (2021) 54%
Job Placement Rates (2021) 94% of respondents were employed as an RN within 6-12 months after graduation

How do I apply?

There are two deadlines each year to apply to either ADN program (Downtown or Shelby County):

Semester Deadline to Apply
Spring 2023 (Starting January 2023) September 25, 2022
Fall 2023 (Starting August 2023) April 15, 2023


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The associate degree 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)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000

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

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