Bluegrass Community & Technical College - Cooper Drive Campus
470 Cooper Drive
Lexington, Kentucky 40506
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Nursing Programs OfferedADN Programs
ADN Program Details
The Associate Degree Nursing program prepares graduates to provide and manage patient care and to become members within the discipline of nursing. Intrinsic to the three roles of the nurse are the eight core components of nursing practice. The eight core components are: Professional behaviors, nursing process, communication, clinical decision making, caring interventions, teaching/learning, collaboration, and managing care. These core components are introduced, developed, and built upon through the curriculum. The Associate Degree Nursing curriculum is organized around a clearly define conceptual framework and combines general education and nursing courses. The courses combine classroom and clinical instruction in a variety of community agencies.
Graduates of the Associate Degree Nursing program are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).
LPN Program Details
The Practical Nursing Program, approved by the Kentucky State Board of Nursing, combines classroom instruction with hands-on skill labs and supervised clinical instruction in local health care and/or other community facilities. Graduates who meet the program's academic and the Kentucky Board of Nursing requirements may apply to the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX) to become licensed practical nurses (LPNs). Following successful completion of the Practical Nursing Program and NCLEX-PN, the graduate will:
-Assume the role of a competent, caring practical nurse in a variety of settings
-Use the human caring phenomena and the nursing process in providing nursing care;
-Demonstrate self-direction and responsibility for maintaining nursing competence by pursuing personal and professional development;
-Communicate effectively with all members of the health care team; and
-Demonstrate accountability of practice with adherence to ethical and legal standards of the profession.