Big Sandy Community & Technical College
1 Bert T. Combs Drive
Prestonsburg, Kentucky 41653
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Nursing Programs OfferedADN Programs
ADN Program Details
BSCTC offers a two-year program leading to the associate in Applied Science Degree.
The associate degree Nursing curriculum prepares graduates to provide and manage client care and to become members within the discipline of Nursing.
The Nursing Program is offered on the Prestonsburg Campus of BSCTC. Clinical learning experiences are held in health care delivery facilities throughout the region including Pike, Floyd, and Johnson counties. Transportation to the community agencies is the responsibility of each student.
Acceptance into the ADN Program is based on a selective admission process.
Selection of student to the Nursing Program will be made by the President or his designee after considering the recommendation of the Nursing Admissions committee. The following guidelines will be utilized by the committee:
Applicants who have a completed fine, an ACT composite score of at least 24 and a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 may be informed of automatic acceptance.
Preference may be given to:
Candidates who demonstrate above average standing in high school or on the General Education Development Examination (GED)
Applicants with an ACT composite score of 20 or its equivalent
Applicants who have completed 12 or more credit hours in the approved curriculum with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better from any regionally accredited college
LPN Program Details
BSCTC offers a one year program leading to a diploma in Practical Nursing following successful completion of the program. The Kentucky Board of Nursing (KBN) will then determine the graduate’s eligibility to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN) to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and practice in the state of Kentucky under the supervision of a registered nurse, physician or dentist. A separate admission process must be completed in order to be considered for the practical nursing program.
Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) may be employed in a wide range of health care facilities as well as other industries.
Nursing care facilities
Home health care services
Outpatient care centers
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 be retained in the program after admission, all applicants should possess:
-Sufficient visual acuity, such as needed in the accurate preparation and administration of medications, and for the observation necessary for client assessment and nursing care.
-Sufficient auditory perception to receive verbal communication from clients and members of the health team and to assess health needs people through the use of monitoring devices such as cardiac monitor, stethoscope, IV infusion pumps, Doptones, fire alarms, etc.
-Sufficient gross and fine motor coordination to respond promptly and to implement the skills, including the manipulation of equipment, required in meeting health needs.
-Sufficient communication skills (speech, reading, writing) to interact with individuals and to communicate their needs promptly and effectively as may be necessary in the individual’s interest; according to KAR 314.051 (1) (c) An applicant for a license to practice as a licensed practical nurse shall file with the board a written application for a license verified by oath, that the applicant: (c) Is able to understandably speak and write the English language and to read the English language with comprehension.
-Sufficient intellectual and emotional functions to plan and implement care for individuals.