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Important Information:

KCTCS has an important message regarding ​the KY.GOV online payment processing system used when scheduling a Nurse Aide State Exam online. Beginning August 1, 2022, all credit card payments will be processed immediately at the time of scheduling a state exam. There will no longer be a delay in payment processing of 5 days prior to the scheduled exam date. 

Please contact us at ​nurseaidetesting@kctcs.edu if you have any questions or concerns.

What is Nursing?

Nursing is one of the most rewarding and challenging careers you can choose. You ll get the opportunity to help people every day while working with the latest technology and in the best working conditions available.

Classroom instruction in theory and basic nursing skills is provided on campus. Under the guidance of program faculty, you gain valuable experience in the care of all ages in a variety of health care settings and/or community agencies hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics and child care centers. (Transportation to the community agencies is the responsibility of each student.)

What are my career choices?

As a graduate, you can find employment in doctors offices, hospitals and other health-related agencies.

Credentials Available at SKYCTC

Medicaid Nurse Aid Certificate: 3 Total credit hours Requirements
Medication Aide Certificate: 5 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS  Requirements
Practical Nursing: 52 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS  Requirements
Nursing: 65 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course eligibility is based on an application being submitted from the employer on the your behalf. Long term care facilities recommend State Registered Nurse Aides for the KMA course based on attitude, interest, and sense of responsibility. 

Applicants must be currently employed as a State Registered Nurse Aide and have at least six months work experience within the last two years. 

You are not permitted to enroll into this course without this application submitted on your behalf. 

In addition to the application, SKYCTC requires official copies of high school transcripts or GEDs. 

Information pertaining to the course is sent to all long-term care facilities in Region IV (via email) over the summer.

For more information, please contact:

Erika Wood
Administrative Coordinator
270.901.1202
erika.wood@kctcs.edu

Nursing Assistant Skills (NAA 100) course is the 75-hour training course required to become a State Registered Nurse Aide.

Upon successful completion of the lecture component with a grade of C or better, you will then complete the clinical component.

Please note that this course is mandated to have 75 contact hours. You are not permitted to miss more than four hours of class time. There is a make-up day scheduled between lecture and clinicals for you to make up any time, four hours or less, that was missed. Please note that absences on clinical days are not permitted. Failure to attend a clinical day will result in failure of the course.

You must earn a final grade of C or better to be eligible to take the State Registered Nurse Aide exam.

For more information, please contact:

Erika Wood
Administrative Coordinator
270.901.1202
erika.wood@kctcs.edu

  1. Apply to SKYCTC.
  2. Submit official transcript (high school and postsecondary work completed at other institutions).
  3. Qualifying placement scores or completion of required developmental courses.
  4. Proof of active status on the Kentucky Medicaid Nurse Aide Registry.
  5. Attend mandatory nursing orientation to complete nursing admission application.
  6. Take the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) Exam for pre-admission.
Acceptance into the Nursing program is based on a selective admissions process.
  • Above average standing in high school or on the GED
  • ACT composite score of 20 or its equivalent on a nationally-normed preadmission assessment
  • Completion of 12 or more credit hours in the approved curriculum with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better from any regionally accredited college
  • Applicants with high TEAS Exam scores
  • First time applicants

Progression in the 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 (on a 4.0 scale).

Note: The Kentucky Board of Nursing (KBN) may deny a nursing graduate admission to the NCLEX-PN or NCLEX-RN 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.

Upon acceptance into the program, students will be required to provide the following documentation:

  • Physical Examination
  • Immunization records
  • Tuberculin (TB) skin test - Annuallly
  • TB Risk Assessment - Annuallly
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certification (CPR)
  • Criminal background check - Annually
  • Drug screening - Annually

Prerequisites for Admissions

  • Medical Terminology
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology I (with lab) OR BIO 135 Basic Anatomy & Physiology
  • Writing I
  • Medicaid Nurse Aide OR Active Status on Registry

All prerequisites must be complete with a grade of C or better prior to the May 15th application deadline.

 

  1. Apply to SKYCTC.
  2. Submit official transcript (high school and postsecondary work completed at other institutions).
  3. Qualifying placement scores or completion of required developmental courses.
  4. Proof of active status on the Kentucky Medicaid Nurse Aide Registry.
  5. Attend mandatory nursing orientation to complete nursing admission application.
  6. Take the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) Exam for pre-admission.
Acceptance into the Nursing program is based on a selective admissions process.
  • Above average standing in high school or on the GED
  • ACT composite score of 20 or its equivalent on a nationally-normed preadmission assessment
  • Completion of 12 or more credit hours in the approved curriculum with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better from any regionally accredited college
  • Applicants with high TEAS Exam scores
  • First time applicants

Progression in the 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 (on a 4.0 scale).

Note: The Kentucky Board of Nursing (KBN) may deny a nursing graduate admission to the NCLEX-PN or NCLEX-RN 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.

Upon acceptance into the program, students will be required to provide the following documentation:

  • Physical Examination
  • Immunization records
  • Tuberculin (TB) skin test - Annuallly
  • TB Risk Assessment - Annuallly
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certification (CPR)
  • Criminal background check - Annually
  • Drug screening - Annually

Prerequisites for Admissions

  • Human Anatomy & Physiology I (with lab)
  • Quantitative Reasoning at AA & AS Level
  • General Psychology
  • Medicaid Nurse Aide or Active Status on Registry

All prerequisites must be complete with a grade of C or better prior to the September 15th application deadline.

  1. Apply to SKYCTC.
  2. Submit official transcripts (high school and postsecondary work completed at other institutions.
  3. Qualifying placements scores or completion of required developmental courses.
  4. Have an active LPN license and verification of employment for one year in the last three years.
  5. Attend mandatory nursing orientation to complete nursing admission application.
  6. Take the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) Exam for pre-admission.

Prerequisites for Admissions

  • Human Anatomy & Physiology I (with lab)
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology II (with lab)
  • Writing I
  • General Psychology
  • Quantitative Reasoning at AA & AS Level

All prerequisites must be complete with a grade of C or better prior to the September 15th application deadline.

Additional Information

Nursing Program Benchmark Data

State Registered Nurse Aide (SRNA) Testing

After successful completion of the Nursing Assistant Course from either Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College or another training facility you may schedule to take the State Registered Nurse Aide exam.

The SRNA exam consists of a written component with 75 questions and a performance component of five skills. Upon successful completion of the exam, your name will be placed on the Kentucky Board of Nursing. 

You may take the test up to three times within one year of your training completion date. If you do not pass it after the third time, you will have to complete training again. If you allow the completion date to expire the year before passing the exam, you will also have to complete training again.

There are two enitites that can schedule an online test.

  • An approved Kentucky Nurse Aide Training Provider, and
  • An individual that needs to schedule their own retake exam

Nurse Aide Training Providers

Approved KY Nurse Aide Training Providers are required to schedule their employees/students to test.  Retakes may be scheduled as well. 

Individual Retakes

An individual may schedule their own retake exam(s).  During this period of transition between the paper/pencil testing and the online testing, you will need to contact a nurse aide coordinator to obtain a retake code to the system.  

For additional information regarding online testing, please visit Online Testing.

  • Both (written and Skills) - $115.00
  • Written Only - $40.00
  • Skills Only - $75.00

Debit or Credit Card is accepted to pay for the testing.

SKYCTC – Glasgow Health Campus
129 State Avenue
Glasgow, KY 42141 

Building E

When arriving at the test site, you will be required to provide the following documents at every test appointment: 

  • An unexpired state or federal issued photo identification
  • A non-laminated Social Security card

If you fail to bring both items, you will not be permitted to test.

For specifics regarding acceptable and unacceptable examples of documents, please visit the Resources for Nurse Aide Students

**Please note that testing may take several hours.  

  1. Each candidate is to be at the test location and ready to begin the test by the starting time. A candidate arriving late may be considered a “no-show”.
  2. Only the candidates who are on the official roster will be allowed to take the written and/or performance test(s).
  3. When arriving at the test site, candidates will be required to provide the following documents at every test appointment:
    • An unexpired state or federal issued photo identification
    • A non-laminated Social Security card
  4. Test related materials that are needed will be supplied. Candidates are NOT allowed to bring reference materials, etc. into the test room or holding room. Candidates cannot use or use any notes, or other types of references during the test.
  5. No supplied test materials, documents, or notes of any kind may be removed from the examination room.
  6. Any candidate observed giving or receiving assistance of any kind during the test will be dismissed and their test results will be declared null and void.
  7. Cell phones are required to be off and put away while testing. Any candidate observed using a cell phone in the written test area, performance test area, holding room, or any other designated testing area will be dismissed, and their test results will be declared null and void.
  8. Test candidates are to exhibit professional behavior at all times. Any candidate behavior that is deemed disruptive to the testing process will be dismissed and their test results will be declared null and void. 
  9. Electronic translating dictionaries are not allowed for use during testing. Hard copy translating dictionaries will be reviewed. Any dictionaries with hand-written notes will not be allowed for use during testing. 
  10. Fitbits, Apple watches, and all similar wearable electronic devices are required to be removed prior to testing. Any candidate observed using a wearable electronic device in any designated testing area will be dismissed and their test results will be declared null and void. 

 

For more information, please contact:

Erika Wood
Administrative Coordinator
270.901.1202
skynurseaide@kctcs.edu

Institutional Accreditation

Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).

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Note: The Commission is to be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support an institution's significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard.

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Angie Harlan, DNP, RN

Dean Allied Health and Nursing

(270) 901-1211

angela.harlan@kctcs.edu

Erika Wood

Administrative Coordinator

(270) 901-1202

erika.wood@kctcs.edu