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What Is Nursing?

Henderson Community College's Nursing program is a Selective Admissions program. The program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. and receives the approval of the Kentucky Board of Nursing.

Note: Boards of Nursing may deny graduates the opportunity to obtain licensure as a Registered Nurse due to previous criminal conviction(s).  Graduates must successfully pass the NCLEX-RN examination and gain licensure status from a Board of Nursing upon program completion to become a Registered Nurse.

What are my career choices?

There are many job opportunities as a Registered Nurse that include, but are not limited to, hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics, child care centers, educational facilities, physician's offices, etc.

Our courses are organized around a clearly defined conceptual framework that combines general education and nursing education. Nursing courses correlate classroom and clinical instruction in community agencies.

Nurses perform a variety of tasks in hospitals, offices, and clinics which include:

  • bedside care
  • evaluation of client needs
  • planning and implementation of care
  • supervise nursing assistants
  • taking vital signs
  • applying dressings
  • administering medicines
  • make appointments
  • keep records
  • perform various medical duties

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?


  • Associate in Applied Science Degree in Nursing

Academic Plans

Application for Certificate, Diploma, or Degree

Two-Year Schedule

Older Curricula (Not Currently in Use)

Student Information

Testing Information

Admissions Requirements

Applicants must meet the following admission criteria prior to March 1 for consideration for the Fall Semester; or prior to September 1 for consideration for the Spring Semester:

  • Attend a scheduled Pre-Admission Conference prior to the designated deadline
  • Complete a Personal Data Form (completed at Pre-Admission Conference)
  • Submit the following to the college Admissions Office:
    • Current application to the college
    • Official results of the HESI A2, ACT and/or SAT scores
    • Official high school transcripts (if applicable)
    • Official college transcripts

Prior to entry into NSG 101, students must have completed BIO 137 (earning a C or better), PSY 110, and Quantitative Reasoning at AA/AS Level, as well as NAA 100 (or submission of equivalency).  Students must also be certified in an approved CPR course (American Heart Association BLS Provider).

Pre-requisites for the LPN to ADN Bridge Program: BIO 137, BIO 139, PSY 110, or Quantitative Reasoning Course at AA/AS Level, ENG 101, and an unrestricted, current LPN license.

Accreditation/Program Success

The Henderson Community College Associate Degree Nursing Program at Henderson Community College located in Henderson, KY is accredited by the:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Henderson Community College Associate Degree Nursing Program is continuing accreditation. View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at .

HCC Associate Degree Nursing Program Outcomes

Kentucky Board of Nursing Program Benchmarks

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.

How many hours are classroom/online sessions?

Associate in Applied Science in Nursing:

32 out of the minimum 62 *required hours are classroom instruction. The remaining 30 credit hours may be taken online.

*does not include <100 level credit hour courses

Transfer Equivalencies

Kentucky Public Colleges/Universities

The KnowHow2Go Kentucky website has information for all Kentuckians who want to get a college degree. (

Transferring Your Credits From KCTCS

Looking to transfer your KCTCS credits? The KnowHow2Transfer website has all the information you need to make sure the credit you earn at KCTCS will count toward a bachelor's degree at one of Kentucky's public four year universities. (

Want a heads up on the latest transfer information and/or job opportunities? Check out the HCC Nursing Vine page!
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