Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College
700 College Road
Cumberland, Kentucky 40823
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Nursing Programs OfferedADN Programs
ADN Program Details
If you’d like to become a licensed practical nurse or a registered nurse, this program can serve your needs; you decide how far you want to go, and we pave the road to get there.
The two options share courses, but distinct paths are in place for each. After one year, you get a diploma qualifying you to apply to become an LPN. After the second year, you get a degree qualifying you to apply to be an RN.
Our organizing framework provides a competency-based approach to nursing through the use of interactive and student-focused learning. We use content- and performance-based outcomes ranging from simple to complex.
You’ll need to meet entrance requirements by March 1 for fall admission. LPNs who graduated within three years of admission or practice unrestricted for at least one year in the past three years are admitted to the degree level.
You need to provide proof of active status on the Kentucky Medicaid Nurse Aide Registry or documentation of completion of a minimum 75-hour nursing assistant course. CPR certification is required during the program.
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, 3343 Peachtree Road NE Suite 500, Atlanta, GA 30326 or call 404-975-5000 or visit www.nlnac.org
LPN Program Details
As a vital part of healthcare, a licensed practical nurse cares for patients of all ages, from newborns to the elderly. Our diploma will prepare you for your license exam and qualify you for work toward a degree, if you’d like.
In hospitals, you provide bedside care, evaluate client needs, plan and implement care, and supervise nursing assistants. Duties include taking vital signs, applying dressings and administering medicines.
In offices and clinics, you may make appointments, keep records and perform various medical duties. In homes, you may provide complex care and teach families simple nursing tasks.
We emphasize maintenance of health, prevention of illness, observation and care of persons experiencing changes in their health, and evaluation of health practices of patients.
In the classroom you learn theory and basic nursing skills. Outside it, you gain valuable experience in a variety of healthcare settings and community agencies, including hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics and child-care centers.
In a variety of healthcare settings, including hospitals, acute and long-term care facilities, home health agencies, clinics, schools, doctor and dentist offices, industrial settings, nursing homes, and rehabilitation agencies.
Jobs are projected to grow faster than average. Overall prospects are expected to be very good, but openings will vary by industry. The best opportunities will occur in nursing care and home healthcare.
Certificate and diploma credits can be applied toward the Associate in Applied Science degree in General Occupational/Technical Studies (GOTS) (220.127.116.11), consistent with the objectives of the student's individual plan of study.
GOTS students work closely with an advisor and are able to combine certificates and diplomas from different disciplines. This lets you create unique job-skill combinations to meet the changing needs of the profession.
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, 3343 Peachtree Road NE Suite 500, Atlanta, Ga 30326 or phone 404-975-5000 or visit www.nlnac.org