Changes in Nursing Program Application and Preadmission Testing Processes and Deadlines for the Spring 2021 Applicants:
The application deadline for Spring 2021 Associate Degree Nursing Program has been changed from July 1 to September 1. This has been done in an attempt to allow adequate time for National League for Nursing (NLN) Preadmission testing, which can now be taken from your home computer if proctoring can be arranged through the NLN site. You may also take the NLN Preadmission exam in the ECTC Assessment Center when they are able to resume testing. An NLN Preadamission Exam score or A.C.T. composite score (current within five years) will be required to be considered for Spring 2021 admission.
The Virtual Nursing Preadmission Conference will be available beginning June 1, 2020 through August 15, 2020.
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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.
What are my career choices?
As a graduate, you can find employment in doctors offices, hospitals, and other health-related agencies.
What classes do I have to take?
You will take a core of nursing courses taken in a block over four semesters. Those courses include off-campus components where you apply nursing skills to hospital and other clinical settings. Also, you will take anatomy/physiology courses, microbiology courses, and general education courses. The curriculum is organized around a clearly defined conceptual framework which combines general education and nursing education. The nursing education courses correlate classroom and clinical instruction in a variety of community agencies. Classroom lectures are held at the college, and nursing faculty direct learning in the classroom and clinical laboratory settings.
What are the admission requirements?
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 and their scores on either the ACT or the National League for Nursing Preadmission Registered Nurse exam. 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 and be listed on the Kentucky Nurse Aide Registry. You will also have to attend a preadmission conference during the semester prior to the semester you wish to begin.
What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?
Degrees and Transfers
Field Licensure Requirements
In addition to completing the program, students must pass the National Council Licensure Examination to become a licensed as registered nurse.
Refer to the Nursing Program brochure for specific program requirements.
Other important information
ECTC's Nursing program has a statewide reputation for producing some of the highest quality nurses. Graduates who take the National Council Licensure Examination almost always pass the first time and are in high demand by hospitals across the Commonwealth.
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- Nursing Program Brochure
- Nursing Fact Sheet
- Preadmission Conference Schedule
- NLN Preadmission Exam Registration Information and Schedule
- NLN Study Guide
- Program Outcomes
- Kentucky Program of Nursing Benchmarks & NCLEX Pass Rates
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.
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.