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Learn key nursing skills and practice them in a variety of real-world settings.

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Healing hands for a hurting world.

If you want to help people in a medical setting, you might look into becoming a registered nurse.  The Associate in Applied Science degree in Nursing offers a curriculum that leads to positions that provide health care in a variety of settings.  The program prepares graduates to provide and manage client care and to become members within the discipline of Nursing.

Nursing students practicing care of patientes on a manakin.

Getting Started

What are my degree, diploma, and certificate options?

ECTC has numerous partnerships with 4-year universities. If you are interested in a transfer pathway in this field, check out our partnering university pathways. Find more information on transferring from ECTC.

How Do I Pay For This?

Worry no more. With the lowest tuition in Kentucky, financial aid options, and a helping hand to guide you through the application process, ECTC has you covered. ECTC will help you reach your goals at a price that won't break the bank.

Where do I start?

Apply for admission to ECTC to receive information from the Admissions Office about submitting your placement test scores (ACT or other exams) and to schedule a meeting with an advisor to register for your classes.

What Else Do I Need to Know?

Additional Information

The Nursing program does have selective admission. Because a limited number of students can enroll each fall and spring, applicants are ranked by their grade point averages as calculated from grades of courses required by the nursing program and either the ACT composite score (taken within the past five years) or the Kaplan Admissions Test.  If less than 12 college credits of courses required by the nursing program have been completed, the cumulative high school GPA will be used. Before beginning the Nursing program, you need to have completed math, psychology, and an anatomy/physiology class.  You also need to have passed a 75-hour nurse aide course or be listed on the Kentucky Nurse Aide Registry. You will also have to attend a preadmission conference prior to the semester you wish to begin.

Refer to the Nursing Program Brochure for specific program requirements.

Field Licensure Requirements

In addition to completing the program, students must pass the National Council Licensure Examination to become a licensed as registered nurse.


The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College (ECTC) located in Elizabethtown, Ky, is accredited by the:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000

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

The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) has helpful information and resources available at  

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 collaboration with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.

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