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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: The Kentucky Board of Nursing may deny graduates the opportunity to take the nursing licensing examination if they have a previous criminal conviction.

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

How Long Will I Be in School?

Testing Information

Admissions Requirements

Pre-requisites for the LPN to ADN Bridge Program: BIO 137, BIO 139, PSY 110, PSY 223, MAT 110 or MAT150 (effective Spring 2015 only MAT150 will be accepted), ENG 101, COM 181 or 252, Computer/Digital Literacy (CIT 105), and an unrestricted, current LPN license.

Accreditation/Program Success

The Associate Degree Nursing Program is approved by the Kentucky Board of Nursing and is accredited by the:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326

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.

Program Coordinator

Lori Donahoo
Program Director