The Practical Nurse works to assist physicians and nurses in providing routine patient care, patient health observation, and communicating patient instruction regarding medications and self-care. Graduates that meet the Kentucky Board of Nursing requirements and the program’s academic requirements may apply to the National Council License Exam (NCLEX-PN) to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). The program includes hands-on courses that include laboratory skills and clinical rotations.

Routes of Entry

(a) Medical Assistant to Practical Nursing Bridge

*Hold an active CMA (AAMA) or RMA. Direct entry into Practical Nursing Core Courses!

– OR –

(b) Meet the Entry Assessments: Wonderlic – Minimum Score of 18

KBN Benchmarks:

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Pass rates:

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Classes are taught in a subject-focused curriculum where the student takes only 1 course at a time and attends just 2 days per week. The classes meet from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on either a Monday/Wednesday or a Tuesday/Thursday depending on the class schedule for that term.

Program Length: 54 Weeks
Total Clock Hours: 912

  • Medical Terminology – 84 Contact Hours
  • Anatomy/Physiology – 84 Contact Hours
  • Nursing Skills I – 84 Contact Hours
  • Nursing Skills II – 84 Contact Hours
  • Drug Calculations & Pharmacology – 84 Contact Hours
  • Medical Surgical Nursing I – 84 Contact Hours (Includes Clinical Hours)
  • Medical Surgical Nursing II – 84 Contact Hours (Includes Clinical Hours)
  • Maternity and Pediatric Nursing – 84 Contact Hours (Includes Clinical Hours)
  • Nursing Practicum and Capstone – 240 Contact Hour

Eligibility for Licensure

If a student has successfully completed all the programs courses, the student is then eligible to sit for the NCLEX-PN and the institution will make attestation to the Kentucky Board of Nursing.

The Kentucky Board of Nursing during the March 2024 Board Meeting recommends that Medical Career and Technical College PN Program, Richmond Ky receive full program approval. 

Program Cost

Tuition: $16,800
Fees Total: $2,775

Fees include Registration fee ($100), Student liability insurance ($150), Lab/Supply fee ($1,050), Graduation fee ($150), Pinning fee ($100), Program fee ($875), and Academic Services ($350).

  • Textbooks: Included!
    • Estimated at $1,500!
  • Career Support for Life!
  • Course Tutoring!
  • Other costs not included (but not required)- stethoscope, penlight, clipboard, etc.
Students are practicing their injections on oranges and other foods. Proper PPE was taken advantaged.

Earn your Practical Nursing diploma! Develop nursing skills in the medical-surgical area, obstetrical and pediatric, with mental health and elderly care included. The role of the Practical Nurse focuses on the technical skills and judgment necessary to organize and provide nursing care interventions to patients.

Call TODAY @ (859) 624-1988 to schedule an appointment!

Meet one of the Entry Routes.

Submit the following:

  • CPR Certification (American Heart Association)
  • Driver’s License
  • TB Skin Test
  • Social Security Card
  • An Immunization Document with REQUIRED immunizations (Call Health Dept.)
  • HS Diploma or GED
Vaccinations required:
  • Hepatitis B
  • TB Screening
  • MMR
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox)
  • Influenza
  • T-DAP
  • COVID or Declination waiver


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