Become A Registered Nurse

Learn key nursing skills and practice them in a variety of real-world settings.

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What Is Nursing?

The Associate Degree Nursing program prepares graduates to use their skill and knowledge to fulfill the role of the nurse: enhance human flourishing, demonstrate sound nursing judgement, continually develop professional identity, and possess a spirit of inquiry to improve the quality of patient care. Encompassed within these roles are the core components of context and environment, knowledge and science, personal/professional development, quality and safety, relationship-centered care, and teamwork. These core components are introduced, developed and built upon through the curriculum. Graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). The Associate Degree Nursing curriculum is organized around a clearly defined conceptual framework and combines general education and nursing courses. The nursing courses correlate classroom and clinical instruction in a variety of community agencies. Transportation to the community agencies is the responsibility of each student.

To learn more, check out or program brochure.

What are my career options?

Nurses are employed in a variety of health care settings, such as: long term care facilities, hospitals, home health agencies, clinics, schools, physician and dentist offices, industrial settings and rehabilitation agencies. Graduates of the program are eligible to continue their education and complete a bachelor's degree in nursing through completion programs in surrounding four year universities.

Has the program been approved?

ADN Program (Hazard Campus) 2016 KBN Approval Certificate
ADN Program (Lees College Campus) 2014 KBN Approval Certificate

For additional information please visit our Program Information Sheet.

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?

Degrees and Tranfers

Associate Degree Nursing

Additional Information

Progression in the Medical Information Technology program is contingent upon achievement of a grade of "C" or better in each course and maintenance of a 2.0 cumulative grade point average or better (on a 4.0 scale).

Length of Program

You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.

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.

Program Contact

Christy Martin
Nursing Coordinator
606.487.3279
christy.martin@kctcs.edu

Pre-Admission Conference Contact

Kathleen Couch
606.487.3164
kathleen.couch@kctcs.edu