Nursing (RN)

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The Academic/Career Mobility Program provides a seamless educational option in nursing with two exit points allowing students to choose a career as an LPN or RN. The curriculum is structured around a clearly defined organizing framework and provides the foundation for a competency-based approach to nursing education through the utilization of interactive and student-focused learning strategies. Content and performance-based outcomes for the nursing courses are selected, developed, and leveled from simple to complex. Students who successfully complete the first year will receive a diploma qualifying them to apply for licensure as practical nurses. Following successful completion of the second year, students will receive the Associate in Applied Science Degree in Nursing qualifying them to apply for licensure as registered nurses.

Available Credentials

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

  • Academic/Career Mobility Program (71 credit hours)

For program overview, see the Program Brochure
For course description for advising session, see the course sequence sheet
For specific course requirements, see the KCTCS Course Catalog
For program cost, see the estimate worksheet

Admission Requirements

The Academic/Career Mobility Programs has a strict set of admission requirements.

Proof of active status on the Kentucky Medicaid Nurse Aide Registry or its equivalent, CPR certificate for Health Care Providers/Professional Rescuer, and documentation of computer literacy as defined by KCTCS is required prior to enrolling in the first nursing course.

Progression in the nursing program is contingent upon achievement of a grade C or better in each biological, nursing and mathematics course and maintenance of a cumulative 2.0 grade point average or better (on a 4.0 scale)

Length of Program

You can earn an Associate in Applied Science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.


The Registered Nurse program has full approval status from the Kentucky Board of Nursing.

For more information

  • Dr. Jimmy Isenberg, PhD RN, Campus Director/Division Dean - (270) 901-1201
  • Angie Harlan, MSN RN, Associate Professor - (270) 901-1211

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.