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A noble profession with many opportunities

Nursing is one of the most rewarding and challenging careers you can choose. You’ll get the opportunity to help people every day while working with the latest technology and the best working conditions.

nursing student taking blood pressureWhere can I go?

Nursing is unique because it represents so many career paths. Depending on your interests and skills, you can focus on dozens of nursing specialties. You can always get more training to move on to other areas of interest, as well.

How much will I earn?

Visit salary.com to research salaries for Registered Nurses.

What does our program offer?

The Nursing Program is a Selective Admissions program.  See the Nursing Academic Plan for more information about classes or learn more about the nursing program at Henderson Community College.  The program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. and receives the approval of the Kentucky Board of Nursing.  More information is available in the Nursing Program Brochure.

Note: The Kentucky Board of Nursing may deny graduates the opportunity to take the nursing licensing examination if they have a previous criminal conviction.

What credentials will I earn?

Degrees

  • Associate in Applied Science Degree in Nursing

What will I study?

Our courses are organized around a clearly defined conceptual framework that combines general education and nursing education. Nursing courses correlate classroom and clinical instruction in community agencies.

What will it cost?

Please review the Nursing 101 Costs Sheet for beginning costs for the first nursing course. These costs are subject to change; however, the document will give you a basic understanding of the costs for the first semester.

How does an LPN advance to the Associate Nursing Degree Program?

There are two options for a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to advance to the associate degree nursing program. An LPN may apply for admittance into the traditional day program upon receiving credit for the first nursing course, NSG 101 Nursing Practice I and would be allowed to start with Semester III, NSG 210 Medical Surgical Nursing I. Another option is the admittance into the non-traditional LPN to ADN Bridge Program which allows for additional articulation credit given upon completion of NSG 197 Transition to ADN course allowing the student to enter the final year of the ADN program. There may be some courses within the LPN to ADN Bridge Program which are offered in a non-traditional, evening/weekend/online format. Either program will prepare an LPN to graduate with the Associate in Applied Science in Nursing Degree and be eligible to apply to the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).

LPN to ADN Bridge Program pre-requisites include: BIO 137, BIO 139, PSY 110, PSY 223, MAT 110 or MAT150 (effective Spring 2015 only MAT150 will be accepted), ENG 101, COM 181 or 252, Computer - Digital Literacy (CIT 105), and an unrestricted, current LPN license.

All applicants must have attended a pre-admission conference within the last two years. Check the program brochure for more information about the LPN to ADN bridge program.

Click here to view the HCC Nursing Faculty & Staff page.

For more information contact:

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Delores Johnson
Division Assistant
Academic & Technical Building, Room 205
270-831-9730