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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.

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What are my degree, diploma, and certificate options?

How Do I Apply?

If you are not a current student, then you will need to enroll in the college. Then you will take the HESI A2 Entrance Exam.

What Else Do I Need to Know?

Additional Information

Nursing Program Outcomes
Metric Outcomes
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


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

Length of Program

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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