ALERT! This program guide is UPDATED annually. Please check the nursing web page for updates.
The information within this document contains the official Associate Degree Nursing admission and curriculum policies and procedures effective for the academic year 2018 - 2019. It is the student’s responsibility to keep updated on any program changes.
The Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS) in Nursing is awarded upon completion of the program. Upon completion, the graduate is eligible to take the National Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) to become a Registered Nurse.
Admission to the summer bridge program is open to all qualified students.
Admission into Jefferson Community and Technical College is a separate process from admission into the Nursing Program. You can apply to the college online by going to www.jefferson.kctcs.edu and select the “Start Your Application” link, then follow the directions from there. If you are a student that has not taken any classes for one or more semesters, you must apply to the college again, in order to be eligible for enrollment. If you are currently enrolled at another KCTCS college, transfer of your Home Campus to Jefferson Community and Technical College must be done AFTER the current semester grades are posted.
Students seeking entry to the Jefferson Community and Technical College Summer Semester Bridge Course will obtain an application at one of the mandatory preadmission conferences.
Jefferson Community and Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex or handicap in employment, educational programs or activities as set forth in Title IX of the Educational Amendment of 1972, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
Nursing, at the technical level, involves the provision of direct care for individuals and is characterized by the application of verified knowledge in the skillful performance of nursing functions. Therefore, in order to be considered for admission or to be retained in the program after admission, all applicants should possess sufficient:
NCLEX Pass Rate available at www.kbn.ky.gov/ 2017 is at 86%
Job Placement Rates: 2017, 97% of respondents, 6-12 months post-graduation were employed as an RN.
To apply to the Associate Degree Nursing (A.D.N.) Program, it is mandatory to attend one of the preadmission’s conferences.
Only students who are ready to apply to the Nursing program should attend a preadmission conference. If you are not yet ready to apply to the A.D.N. Program or if you have transcripts from another college to be evaluated, please see an advisor in the Advising Center and they will fill out an Academic Program Plan (APP) for you. The Advising Center sees students on a walk-in basis on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Appointments with the advisors are scheduled on Tuesdays and Fridays by emailing to email@example.com. Office hours are from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. The Advising Center is located in the John T. Smith Library, Building B, room 203, (physical address is 622 S. First Street; however, the front of the building faces 2nd Street).
An Academic Program Plan (APP) is a form that lists all the classes you have taken towards the A.D.N. program and it includes classes you may still need in order to be eligible for applying to the A.D.N. program. The APP shows your nursing GPA, which must be a minimum of 2.75 to be eligible to apply. If you already have an APP, please bring it with you to the preadmission’s conference.
Preadmission conferences begin promptly; therefore, you must be on time. They are held in the Health Sciences Hall (HSH), room 166-B (Building A-South). The physical address is 110 W Chestnut Street, Louisville, KY 40202.
Registration for the preadmission conference is necessary in order to receive a signed Academic Program Plan (APP) to include with your Nursing application. Advisors fill out an APP within one week of registration to the conference. This means you could receive your APP after the conference, due to the later registration. If you are unable to register, it is generally because you have not applied to the college; therefore, please complete step #1 and then register for a preadmission’s conference.
You only need to attend one preadmission’s conference and please be on time.
A Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) currently practicing and licensed in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, has three options available for entering the Associate Degree Nursing program. LPN’s must meet the same admission standards as all applicants to the nursing program with the following exception: State Registered Nurse Aide (SRNA) certification. In order to be eligible for admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program, students must have a minimum 2.75 GPA on all general education pre-requisite and co-requisite classes completed. All LPN’s seeking admission to the NSG 196 Summer Bridge must have completed all pre-requisite and co-requisite classes through NSG 206 as outlined in this Nursing Program Guide. Selection of applicants is based on highest pre/co-requisite GPA. LPN’s who graduated more than 3 years prior to application must provide verification of employment in direct patient care for at least one year in the past three years prior to June 1.
An LPN student admitted into a Jefferson Community and Technical College Associate
Degree Nursing Program may be admitted into the ADN program through the following
KCTCS Rules of the Senate – Section VI. Appendix D.
In order to be considered for the LPN Summer Bridge Course, candidates must have completed all courses below or equivalents from other colleges, with a GPA of 2.75 or greater and meet the Computer/Digital Literacy requirement for the College. Students with the highest GPA in these courses will be given priority for admission.
|Class name and number||Credit hours|
|BIO 137: Anatomy & Physiology I||4 credit hour - within 10 years, Grade of C or better|
|BIO 139: Anatomy & Physiology II||4 credit hours - within 10 years, Grade of C or better|
|ENG 101: Writing I||3 credit hours|
|Math: Quantitative Reasoning at AA/AS level or higher (such as MAT 146 or MAT 150)||3 credit hours - Grade of C or better|
|PSY 110: General Psychology||3 credit hours|
Once an LPN is admitted to the Summer Bridge, their curriculum will be as follows:
The fee schedule may be found in the Kentucky Community and Technical College catalog. In addition to tuition, nursing students are responsible for associated costs such as transportation to clinical sites, payment for liability insurance, books, internet access, software/electronic access to class resources, national computerized exams, lab kits and uniforms. Nursing students must have access to a computer and to the internet. Coursework cannot be managed using only a Smartphone. Students are responsible for maintaining acceptable financial standing to remain in nursing classes. Nursing faculty or staff cannot negotiate with the Financial Aid office on behalf of any student.
The Jefferson Community and Technical College ADN program meets all requirements set forth in the regulations pertaining to schools of Nursing by the Kentucky Board of Nursing (KBN.) KBN reserves the right to deny a nursing graduate the right to take the NCLEX-RN (licensing examination to become a Registered Nurse) if an individual has been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony that involved acts bearing directly on the qualifications or the ability of the graduate to practice nursing. Applicants who have questions about this should call the KBN directly at 502.429.3300 or 1.800.305.2042. Other state boards of nursing have similar policies.
The Associate Degree Nursing Program at Jefferson Community & Technical College is accredited by:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
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Jefferson Community & Technical College is accredited by The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC).