Licensed Practical Nursing program approved for HCTC Lees College Campus
The Kentucky Board of Nursing has approved a Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) program for the Lees College Campus of Hazard Community and Technical College, with the first class starting in August which is the beginning of the fall semester.
Donna Combs, Nursing Program Coordinator, said she was happy to see the support from the clinics and the long-term care centers in the region who supported this approval. “We are glad we are able to help supply the need for these medical facilities. The board approved up to 25 students in the fall class and we are hopeful they will soon be employed as the result of the training we provide,” she said.
Previously, HCTC had an Integrated Nursing Program which included LPN. When the college changed its approach, board approval was needed to have a sole LPN program. HCTC also offers the Associate Degree Nursing for students who are interested in becoming a Registered Nurse (RN). “We see some students who begin as an LPN and then decide to work toward a Registered Nurse degree. When they finish the LPN program and are admitted to the RN Program they get credit for the first class in the RN program curriculum.
HCTC President Dr. Jennifer Lindon said offering programming at Lees was important to the college, especially as a way to service those living in Breathitt, Lee, Wolfe, and Owsley counties.
For more information, contact Donna Combs via email at Donna.Combs@kctcs.edu or by phone at (606) 487-3103.