Practical Nursing program page.

Practical Nursing

Caring for the Community

If you love to take care of others, then a career in Practical Nursing might be for you. The Practical Nursing Program prepares graduates to provide and manage client care.  Our diploma will prepare you for your licensing exam and qualify you for work toward a degree.

What are my career choices?

As a Practical Nurse, you could work in hospital, long term health care or rehabilitation settings. You provide bedside care, evaluate client needs, plan and implement care and supervise nursing assistants. Your duties would include taking vital signs, applying dressings and administering medicines.

Can I specialize my diploma?

Yes, the ECTC Practical Nursing Program offers the following diploma options:

  • Diploma
  • Practical Nurse
  • Practical Nurse Option 1 Traditional

To see a complete course listing for each credential use the KCTCS Online Course Catalog

What are the admission requirements?

ECTC Practical Nursing Program has a selective admission process in place for this major. Documentation of active status on the Medicaid Nurse Aide Registry or successful completion of an equivalent course within the previous three years is required prior to enrolling in the first nursing course. Progression in the Practical Nursing program is contingent upon achievement of a grade of “C” or better in each course and maintenance of a 2.0 cumulative grade point average or better (4.0 scale).

Note: The Kentucky Board of Nursing (KBN) may deny a nursing graduate admission to the NCLEX-PN Exam if an individual has been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony that involves acts that bear directly on the qualifications of the graduate to practice nursing.

Other Important Information

CPR requirements must be successfully completed prior to enrolling in the first nursing course and must be kept current throughout the program. For more information contact the Program Coordinator listed below.

Where do I start?

A good place to start is view the Practical Nursing brochure which has all the information you need to understand the admissions process for the program.


Contact Information

Anita Sonner
RPC Building Room 307
600 College Street Road
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
(270) 706-8526 or Toll Free: (270) 246-2322, Ext. 68526
Program Coordinator:
Dora Thomas
RPC Building Room 320
600 College Street Road
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
(270) 706-8525 or Toll Free: (270) 246-2322, Ext. 68525
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