Program

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. 

*Must Attend a Mandatory Informational Session. Call the school to RSVP to one of our sessions!

Entry Routes

  1. CMA (AAMA) to PN Bridge Program – (a) Graduate of an accredited Medical Assistant program within previous 4 years. PAX exam not required!
  2. PAX Exam – Remote proctored exam ($55). Must pass with an overall composite score of a 99. Exam scores good for 3 years.
  3. Students with a Bachelor degree or higher in any discipline or an Associate degree in a healthcare program received within the most recent 4 years may have the PAX exam waived. 

Classes

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
  • Medical Surgical Nursing II – 84 Contact Hours
  • Maternity and Pediatric Nursing – 84 Contact Hours
  • Nursing Practicum and Capstone – 240 Contact Hour

Program Cost

Tuition: $16,800
Fees Total: $2350

Fees include Registration, Lab/Supply, Graduation, Program, and Academic Services.

  • Textbooks: Included!
  • Certification Exam: Included!
  • FREE Career Support for Life!
  • FREE Course Tutoring!
  • Other Costs not included: Uniforms

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. 

Attend the Practical Nursing Informational Session.

Meet one of the Entry Routes.

Submit the following:

  1. CPR Certification (AHA or American Red Cross)
  2. Cleared Background Check ($30)
  3. TB Skin Test
  4. Cleared Drug Screen ($10)
  5. Proof of Immunizations

Request Information

We are thrilled that you have chosen to request more information about our programs! We would like to remind you that we offer small subject-focused classes and diploma and certificate based medical programs. Available to you as well are “ASSIST Fridays” and Career Services. Once we have received your request we will review it and get back to you. If you are looking for further information you are welcome to call our Admissions Representative at 859-624-1988.

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