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
- Application for Certificate, Diploma, or Degree
- Two-Year Schedule
- Nursing 2019--(XLS)
- Nursing 2018--Curriculum (EFFECTIVE FALL 2018) (XLS)
- Nursing 2017--Current Curriculum (rev. 8-8) (XLS)
- Nursing 2013-14 (XLS)
- Student Handbook ADN (updated Spring 2020) (pdf, 144pgs)
- 2019-20 HCC Nursing Programs Pre-Admission Conference Dates
- Online HCC Nursing PreAdmission option
- Nursing Estimated Student Costs
- Nursing Admissions Point Scale
- Nursing Readmission Application (pdf, 6pgs)
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.
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)
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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
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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. (knowhow2transfer.org)