Nursing Students

LPN to Associate Degree Nursing - Evening/Weekend

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AAS DEGREE
Associate Degree Nursing
(71 credit hours)
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Program Advisor

Linda Ballard, Program Coordinator
(606) 451-6737
linda.ballard@kctcs.edu

Location

Program offered at the Somerset Campus.

Program Details

nursing aas eve + wkndCourse work in this program is presented in an evening/weekend format for working students. The Associate Degree Nursing program prepares graduates to use their skill and knowledge to fulfill the role of the nurse: enhance human flourishing, demonstrate sound nursing judgment, continually develop professional identity, and possess a spirit of inquiry to improve the quality of patient care. Encompassed within these roles are the core components of context and environment, knowledge and science, personal/professional development, quality and safety, relationship-centered care, and teamwork. These core components are introduced, developed and built upon through the curriculum. Graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). The Associate Degree Nursing curriculum is organized around a clearly defined conceptual framework and combines general education and nursing courses. The nursing courses correlate classroom and clinical instruction in a variety of community agencies.

Program admits once every three semesters. Call the nursing office for dates.

Download Program Overview (pdf).
To learn how to apply to SCC, see the Admissions Checklist.

Technical Standards

  • Sufficient visual acuity
  • Sufficient auditory perception
  • Sufficient gross and fine motor coordination
  • Sufficient communication skills (speech, reading, writing)
  • Sufficient intellectual and emotional functions

    Accreditation
    The Somerset Community College Associate Degree Nursing Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN),
    3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326; Phone: (404) 975-5000; Fax: (404) 975-5020.

Application Process

Contact the nursing program office to obtain an information packet. 

Copies of the following materials must be submitted to the Nursing Coordinator’s office by the deadline date (call nursing office for dates):

  • Application for admission to SCC, submitted to the Admissions Office.
  • Official high school transcript indicating that the applicant has or will complete a high school course of study or a passing GED official score report, submitted to the Admissions Office.
  • Transcripts of all post-secondary work completed at other institutions, submitted to the Admissions Office.
  • Results of the ACT or NLN (National League for Nursing) Pre-Entrance Exam.
  • A pre-admission conference with the Nursing Coordinator or his/her designee is required prior to an applicant’s consideration by the Associate Degree Nursing Admissions Committee. YOU MUST ATTEND ONE CONFERENCE during each admissions period (unless waived by the Nursing Coordinator). Attending a conference at another Community College will not be acceptable.
  • Letter of intent form will be distributed during the pre-admission conference and is required as a part of the application process.
  • A copy of current LPN/LVN license verification from the KBN website. Students currently enrolled in a LPN program must pass the NCLEX-PN exam and submit a copy of their PN license prior to enrolling in the first nursing course, if accepted into the program.
  • Completion of the KCTCS digital literacy (computer literacy) requirement, not required for application, but required if admitted.

Upon admission to the program, the student must submit the following:

  • Evidence of receiving the Hepatitis B vaccine series or a vaccine declination form
  • TB skin test or chest x-ray
  • Immunization records
  • Current CPR certification
  • Criminal background check and drug screen