Associate Degree Nursing Pre-Admission Conference | SCC

Associate Degree Nursing Pre-Admission Conference

Thank you for your inquiry about the Somerset Community College (SCC) Associate Degree Nursing (RN) program.

The next admission for our Somerset campus program is August 2021.  The application deadline is March 1, 2021.

The next admission for our Laurel campus program is January 2022.  The application deadline is July 1, 2021.

This online pre-admission conference will provide information about the program, program requirements, and the application process, and only applies to the SCC ADN programs. Please review this information frequently as revisions may occur periodically.

ADN Program Description

Graduates from the Associate Degree Nursing Program are eligible to apply to take the NCLEX-RN licensure examination and practice as a RN in entry level staff positions.  Employment opportunities include direct patient care settings (hospitals, clinics, extended care facilities).  Many credits may be transferred to a four-year college or university to further your education at the baccalaureate level.

Once admitted into the program, it can be completed in four semesters and one summer.

60 students are admitted each fall into the Somerset campus program and 25 students admitted each spring into the Laurel campus program.

All required nursing, biological sciences, and quantitative reasoning (math) courses must be passed with a grade of “C” or better to enter and remain in the program.

Accreditation

The Associate Degree nursing program at the Somerset Campus located in Somerset, KY and the Laurel Campus located in London, KY is accredited by the:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA, 30326
(404) 975-5000.

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate Degree nursing program is Accredited. View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at:

http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm 

ADN Program Philosophy

The philosophy of the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program is congruent with the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) mission statement and is supported by the works of the National League for Nursing (NLN) Education Competencies and Quality and Safety Education in Nursing (QSEN).

The nursing faculty believe nursing is holistically evolving, blended with science, and the art of caring. Nursing demonstrates the provision of patient-centered care based on quality standards and evidence based practice through the inclusion of theoretical concepts.

Learning in an educational setting is enhanced by a teacher-student relationship and clearly defined student learning outcomes. The nurse educator’s responsibility is to structure and facilitate optimal conditions for critical thinking from simple to complex. The student brings to this relationship the willingness to learn and is accountable for his/her education.

The ADN graduate, having achieved the graduate outcomes is prepared to practice in a variety of settings with the parameters of individual knowledge and experience according to the standards of practice.

References:

National League for Nursing. (2010). Outcomes and Competencies for Graduates of Practical/Vocations, Diploma, Associate Degree, Baccalaureate, Master’s,   Practice Doctorate, and Research Doctorate Programs in Nursing.  New York, NY:  National League for Nursing.

Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) Institute. (2018). QSEN Competencies.  Retrieved from: http://qsen.org/competencies/pre-licensure-ksas/ 

End of Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the graduate can:

  1. Incorporate culturally competent, individualized plans of care focusing on services and activities that promote independence, maintain or restore health, or support a peaceful death and advocate for access and quality of care for patients.
  2. Formulate teaching/learning processes to facilitate the patients in informed decision-making to achieve positive outcomes and support the client’s functional patterns that demonstrates respect for diverse patients.
  1. Utilize the nursing process as a basis for clinical judgment to optimize outcomes of care for the patient, family, and community.
  2. Establish and maintain effective/therapeutic communication in collaboration   with patients, families, significant others, and members of the health care team.
  3. Manage the direct provision of nursing care through effective organizational skills, appropriate delegation, and supervision within the scope of practice.
  1. Employ principles of advocacy, quality and safety, healthcare policy, and cost effectiveness to improve healthcare outcomes.
  2. Exhibit professional behaviors/practice as defined by the ethical, legal, and regulatory frameworks of nursing.
  3. Incorporate the ability to ethically and responsibly integrate technology to skillfully locate, evaluate, use, create and communicate information to improve the quality and safety of patient care and the life and employability of graduates.
  1. Interpret evidence-based literature/research for use in nursing practice.
  2. Exhibit continuous learning within the nursing profession.

Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program

Enrollment in the nursing program may be limited because of available laboratory facilities in the community, as well as limited faculty and financial resources at the Community College.  The President of the College or the President’s designee will make the selection of students for the Nursing Program after considering the recommendations of an Admissions Committee which is appointed for this purpose.

Prior to enrolling in the first nursing course, students accepted into the program must provide documentation of successful completion of a minimum 75 hour nursing assistant course or its equivalent, proof of active status on the Medicaid Nurse Aide Registry in Kentucky, and not listed on the Abuse Registry.  You may satisfy this requirement by taking the NAA 100 course or an equivalent course offered by a health care facility and successfully passing the state exam.  Students must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.00 before enrolling in the first nursing course and must maintain a minimum overall GPA of 2.00 throughout the program.

Clinical facilities require a criminal background check and a drug screen before students are allowed to participate in clinical experiences. The ADN program requires students to have a criminal background check and a drug screen once a year before participation in clinical experiences. If you do not “pass” the test, the facility may refuse to allow you to practice in their facility. If we cannot place you in a facility for clinical experiences, you will be dismissed from the program. The cost of these checks/screens will be the responsibility of the student.

If admitted to the program, students must submit proof of certain immunizations, documentation of yearly TB skin tests, and maintain CPR certification.  Students must begin the series of Hepatitis B vaccinations or sign a Hepatitis B declination form before beginning clinical.  Students must also purchase liability insurance, as provided through KCTCS, at the beginning of each semester. Students will also be required to complete an orientation to each clinical facility.

Kentucky Board of Nursing (KBN) Regulations Regarding Felony/Misdemeanor Convictions

The KBN follows established statues and regulations when considering an applicant’s criminal conviction record prior to admission to the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) or to issuing a nursing license in Kentucky.

Criminal Background Check of Applicant to the NCLEX

“The board may require a criminal background investigation of an applicant, nurse, or dialysis technician by means of a fingerprint check by the Department of Kentucky State Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.” (KRS 314.103)

201 KAR 20:370 states, in part, that:

Section 1. To be eligible for licensure by examination, endorsement, renewal, reinstatement…an applicant shall:

(3) Submit a certified or attested copy of the court record of each misdemeanor or felony conviction in this or any other jurisdiction and a letter of explanation that addresses each conviction, except for traffic-related misdemeanors (other than DUI) or misdemeanors older than five (5) years;

(4) Submit a certified copy of a disciplinary action taken in another jurisdiction with a letter of explanation or report a disciplinary action pending on a nurse licensure application or license in another jurisdiction;

(7) Submit additional information as required by the board in 201 KAR Chapter 20;

(8) Meet additional requirements for:

   (a) Licensure by examination established by 201 KAR 20:070

KRS Chapter 314, 314.091 states, in part, that:

(1) The board shall have power to reprimand, deny, limit, revoke, probate, or suspend any license or credential to practice nursing issued by the board or applied for . . . or to deny admission to the licensure examination, or to require evidence of evaluation and therapy upon proof that the person:

(b) Has been convicted of any felony, or a misdemeanor involving drugs, alcohol, fraud, deceit, falsification of records, a breach of trust, physical harm or endangerment to others, or dishonesty, under the laws of any state or of the United States…The record of conviction or a copy thereof, certified by the clerk of the court or by the judge who presided over the conviction, shall be conclusive evidence;

(d) Has negligently or willfully acted in a manner inconsistent with the practice of nursing;

Abuses use of controlled substances, prescription medications, illegal substances, or alcohol;

(g) Has misused or misappropriated any drugs placed in the custody of the nurse for administration, or for use of others;

(h) Has falsified or in a negligent manner made incorrect entries or failed to make essential entries on essential records;

(j) Has violated any of the provisions of this chapter;

(m) Has been listed on the nurse aide abuse registry with a substantiated finding of abuse, neglect, or misappropriation of property;

(n) Has violated the confidentiality of information or knowledge concerning any patient, except as authorized or required by law.

Non-Discrimination Statement

Admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program is open to all qualified students regardless of economic or social status, and without discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, marital status, beliefs, age, national origin or disability (refer to Technical Standards section). 

In addition to the other qualifications, the College will, in compliance with the KCTCS regulations and in the manner and to the extent permitted by law, endeavor to provide opportunities to all students in order to promote diversity among the student population in the Associate Degree Nursing Program.

Somerset Community College offers equal opportunity in its employment, educational programs, and/or admissions, and activities in compliance with Title VI, Title IX, Section 504, ADA, and other civil rights laws.

ADN Program: Technical Standards

Nursing at the technical level involves the provision of direct care for individuals and is characterized by the application of verified knowledge in the skillful performance of nursing functions.  All students should possess:

  1. sufficient visual acuity, such as is needed in preparation and administration of medications, and for the observation necessary for patient assessment and nursing care;
  2. sufficient auditory perception to receive verbal communication from patients and members of the health team and to assess health needs of people through the use of monitoring devices such as cardiac monitors, stethoscopes, IV infusion pumps, Doptones, fire alarms, etc.;
  3. sufficient gross and fine motor coordination to respond promptly and to implement the skills, including the manipulation of equipment required in meeting health needs;
  4. sufficient communication skills (speech, reading, writing) to interact with individuals and to communicate their needs promptly and effectively, as may be necessary in the individual’s interest; and
  5. sufficient intellectual and emotional functions to plan and implement care for individuals
     

If you have a disability, you must be registered with the SCC Disabilities Office and they will notify us of any accommodations that must be made.  Accommodations affecting patient safety cannot be made.

ADN Program Curriculum

Following are the classes that will be required to complete the degree requirements.  Classes must be taken before or during the semester listed. 

Prior to Enrolling in NSG 101
Class Credit hours
BIO 137 - Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4
PSY 110 - General Psychology 3
A quantitative reasoning (math) course that meets the AA or AS degree requirement 3
NAA 100 - Nursing Assistant Skills I (or equivalent) 0-3
CPR 100 - (American Heart Association BLS) 0-1
First Semester
Class Credit hours
NSG 101 - Nursing Practice I 9
BIO 139 - Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4
Second Semester
Class Credit hours
NSG 219 - Medical/Surgical Nursing I 7
NSG 212 - Behavioral Health Nursing 3
ENG 101 - Writing I 3
Third Semester
Class Credit hours
NSG 229 - Medical/Surgical Nursing II 7
NSG 211 - Maternal Newborn Nursing 3
BIO 225 - Medical Microbiology 4
Fourth Semester
Class Credit hours
NSG 239 - Medical/Surgical Nursing III 6
NSG 213 - Pediatric Nursing 3
Heritage/Humanities 3
Total credits for program 62-66

BIO 137, PSY 110, and the quantitative reasoning (math) requirement for AA or AS degree must be taken prior to enrollment in NSG 101.  Must show proof of having completed: the CPR requirement, a 75 hour nursing assistant course (or equivalent), active status on the KY Medicaid Nurse Aide Registry and not on the Abuse Registry, and not on the Kentucky Caregiver Misconduct Registry before enrolling in NSG 101.  Must have an overall GPA of 2.00 to enroll and remain in the nursing program.  All required nursing, biological sciences, and quantitative reasoning (math) courses must be passed with a grade of “C” or better in order to enter or progress in the nursing program. The KCTCS digital literacy requirement will be met upon successful completion of the ADN program.  Students exiting the program before completion may be required to take a digital literacy course to fulfill graduation requirements for other programs, degrees, or diplomas.

Application Guidelines

  • The applicant is required to read this online conference information if applying to the Associate Degree Nursing Program for Registered Nursing. It is your responsibility to be familiar with and understand the information in this presentation. Please contact the Nursing Coordinator for questions about the information in this presentation. Please review this presentation frequently to keep up-to-date on any changes.
  • You will need to complete and submit the electronic Program Application. If applicable, any health care professional license or certification will be uploaded during completion of the electronic application. Applications will only be accepted during the two week window prior to the application deadline date. Applications submitted at other times will not be considered during selective admission process.
  • Make sure you have a current application to a KCTCS college on file in the Admission’s Office.  If you have been out of college for a semester or more, you will need to complete a new application.
  • You must take the NLN Pre-Entrance RN Exam (PAX-RN) or the ACT before submitting your application. The ACT should be taken by December for the Somerset March 1 deadline or by April for the Laurel July 1 deadline.  Request exam scores to be sent to SCC.  You must take one of these exams even if you already have a college degree. If you take the ACT, only the ACT Residual exam scores taken at SCC or the ACT National exam scores will be accepted.  If the PAX-RN exam is not taken at SCC, exam results must be sent directly from NLN or you must submit an official copy of your exam results.  See slides on ACT and PAX-RN Exam for more details.
  • The following documents should be uploaded before submission of the electronic Program Application from February 15 through March 1 for the Somerset program and from June 15 through July 1 for the Laurel program (if the deadline falls on a weekend, holiday, or a day the college is closed, the deadline will be extended to the next business day). Applications submitted at times other than listed above will not be considered during the selective admission process.
    • a copy of current health-care related professional license or other appropriate health-care related professional state or national certification (CPR, nursing assistant certification, continuing education courses are not included). Medication Aide certification or certification from the National Health Careers Association are not accepted.  Certification should be from an organization that is recognized by professionals in that discipline.
    • electronic Program Application (for the current admission period) indicating when you want to be considered for admission.
  • Complete the nursing assistant requirement and show proof of active status on the SRNA in Kentucky and proof that you are not listed on the abuse registry (not required for application, but required if admitted). After you complete the nursing assistant training, you will need to take and pass the state exam. Please note that it takes approximately 30 days to get your test results after testing.  Keep this in mind because we need your results by the first day of class. Thus, you need to take the state test no less than 30 days before classes begin in August (Somerset program) or January (Laurel program). If you don’t have the results by the first day of class, you cannot start the nursing program. Also, if you do not pass the state test, you cannot start the program.
  • Please make sure the Records Office has the following documents in your file no later than February 15 for the Somerset program and June 15 for the Laurel program. You do not need to pick up these documents.  The program coordinator will get these documents from PeopleSoft or the Onbase system.  You just need to make sure that the college has the information.
  • An official high school transcript with graduation date or GED scores.  Even if a high school transcript was not required for admission to SCC, you will need to submit your high school transcript for application to the nursing program.  Applicants who have earned other degrees will also need to submit a high school transcript.  Transcripts need to be submitted to the Admissions Office. 
  • An official transcript from all other colleges, universities, vocational schools you have attended if applicable.  Transcripts need to be sent to the Admissions Office as soon as possible so they can be evaluated and posted in PeopleSoft. If you submitted your transcript(s) to another KCTCS college, you will still need to submit one to Somerset Community College.
  • The KCTCS digital literacy requirement will be met upon successful completion of the ADN program.  Students exiting the program before completion may be required to take a digital literacy course to fulfill graduation requirements for other programs, degrees, or diplomas.
  • You will receive one of three letters:  an acceptance letter, a letter stating you are an alternate, or a non-acceptance letter.
  • Letters notifying you of whether or not you have been admitted will be mailed out by May 31 for the Somerset program and October 31 for the Laurel program.
    • NOTE: Only one letter will be mailed. It is the responsibility of the Applicant to leave a forwarding address with the US Postal Service if the address on the submitted application is not current. Address changes must be emailed to the Division Assistant, Tanya Cowan at tanya.cowan@kctcs.edu, no later than 1 May. Applicant address changes will not be processed after 1 May.
  • If you are not admitted to the program and you want to be considered again for admission, you will need to review the current online admission presentation and submit a new application.

A study guide is no longer available for the PAX-RN exam. However, you can purchase PAX-RN prep materials through your NLN student account. The website address is: https://ondemand.questionmark.com/home/405669/user 

If the PAX-RN exam is not taken at SCC, exam results must be sent directly from NLN or you must submit an official copy of your exam results. Exam scores are good regardless of when you took the exam. 

  • The exam consists of three tests - Verbal Ability, Mathematics, and Science. The Verbal Ability section consists of two subtests: Word Knowledge and Reading Comprehension. The Mathematics test uses straight calculations and word problems to cover basic operations (integers, decimals, fractions, and percent), algebra, geometry, conversions, graphs, and concepts. Data interpretation, applied mathematics, and scientific notation are included. The Science test is an achievement measure of the student’s knowledge of general principles of chemistry, physics, general biology, and earth science.  

The NLN PAX (Pre-admission) exam is now only offered remotely through NLN. 

Please click on the following link for step by step directions on how to register for the PAX exam: 

Students wanting to take the NLN PAX Pre Admission exam will need to purchase the following exam: 

H-PAX-ACC_1 for $55

Be sure to choose the H-PAX-ACC_1 Proctorio exam, NOT the Practice PAX exam or the Examity PAX exams.  

Once finished taking the PAX exam please contact one of the testing center personnel below to post your scores: 

If you have any questions about your NLN account/exam please contact:

Somerset Community College 
ACT Residual 2020-2021
$60.00

  • All ACT Residual sessions are scheduled by appointment only. Please contact the SCC-Somerset Assessment Center 606-451-6850.
  • Somerset Assessment Center is located on the North Campus in the Strunk Building
  • Picture ID Required
  • The ACT Residual may only be taken every 60 days
  • Must be enrolled at Somerset Community College
  • The ACT Residual test results can only be used at Somerset Community College

ACT National Test 2020-2021

  • Registration must be completed online at:  www.actstudent.org  
  • All Testing sessions begin promptly at 8:00 a.m. 
  • Plan to arrive 15 minutes early, late arrivals will not be allowed to test
  • Room assignments will be posted on test day at Cooper, Blakely and the Commons Building
  • Picture ID and Admission ticket are both required

The ACT National results can be used at any college that accepts the ACT.

For testing questions, contact the:  SCC-Somerset Assessment Center at 606-451-6883

ACT National Exam Test Dates
Test Registration Deadline (Late Fee Required)

September 12, 2020
September 13, 2020
September 19, 2020

August 14, 2020 August 15-28, 2020

October 10, 2020
October 17, 2020
October 24, 2020
October 25, 2020

September 17, 2020 September 18-25, 2020
December 12, 2020 November 6, 2020 November 7-20, 2020
February 6, 2021 January 8, 2021 January 9-15, 2021
April 17, 2021 March 12, 2021 March 13-26, 2021
June 12, 2021 May 7, 2021 May 8-21, 2021
July 17, 2021 June 18, 2021 June 19-25, 2021

NURSING ADMISSIONS POINT SYSTEM (Revised 6/2015)

For All Applicants
ACT Score NLN Percentile (Before Fall 2011) NLN Score (Starting Fall 2011) Points
20-22 49-69 100-139 10
23-24 70-79 140-159 15
25-26 80-89 160-179 20
27+ 90-99 180-200 25
Points awarded for only one set of scores.

Health Care License/Certification

5 points for having a current health care related professional license or state/national health care related certification in your work related field (this does not include CPR or nurse aide certification). Points are awarded for only 1 license or certification.

Medication aide certification or certification from the National Health Careers Association are not accepted.  Certification should be from an organization that is recognized by professionals in that discipline.

For Applicants with Previous College Work

Required General Education Courses Completed 

There are 7 General Education courses required. You will receive points for the letter grade earned in each of the 7 courses completed. If you took a course more than once, points for the highest grade earned will be given. Courses in progress at the time of the application deadline will not be included when calculating points.

A - 4 points
B - 3 points
C - 2 points
D - 1 point

A/B Grades

BIO 137 - 2 points
BIO 139 - 2 points
BIO 225 - 2 points
Quantitative Reasoning (math) Course that meets the AA or AS Degree Requirement - 2 points
Points are earned only if the A/B grade is received on the first enrollment in the course.

For Applicants Currently in High School

High School Rank
Percentile Points
75-79 percent 7
80-84 percent 14
85-89 percent 23
90-94 percent 32
95th or higher 40
plus

2 points for each A/B grade in math or science courses (up to 8 points).  Math and science courses should be at the highest level offered by the individual high school.

If no high school ranking is provided on the transcript, the cumulative high school GPA may be used.

For Applicants Holding a GED and No Previous College Work

GED Percentile
Percentile Points
75th percentile 1
80th  percentile 3
85th percentile 5
90th percentile 7
95th percentile 9
plus
1.5 points for 90th percentile and above in math and science
There are 5 sections on the GED.  Points are for scores on each section.           

Points Calculation Worksheet

Advanced Standing Credit for LPN’s

A LPN admitted to the ADN Program may earn credit, for the first semester nursing course by advanced standing if you:

  1. have passed the National Council Licensure Examination-PN (NCLEX-PN), and
  2. hold an active unrestricted license for practical/vocational nursing.

Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurses, who graduated more than three (3) years prior to Admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program, shall provide verification of current employment.

Current employment shall be defined as one (1) year full-time employment as a LPN/LVN within the last three (3) years.  

The employment in nursing shall be defined as patient/client contact and shall be verified by the employing agency/agencies using the standardized verification of employment form.

The student must meet admission criteria and be accepted into the nursing program for credit to be awarded.

Financial Information

The fee schedule may be found in the KCTCS Catalog.  In addition to the tuition, ADN students are responsible for transportation to the clinical agencies, purchase of liability insurance (through KCTCS), books, uniforms, CPR certification, cost of immunizations, and cost of background checks/drug screens

The tuition for the ADN program is the same as the tuition for all SCC courses.  Tuition is payable at the beginning of each semester.  A full time student load is considered 12 credit hours or more (for the fall and spring semesters)

Financial aid is available in the form of scholarships, grants, and loans through the Financial Aid Office.  Any student seeking financial aid should contact the Financial Aid Office in the Harold Rogers Student Commons Building on the Somerset North Campus.

Nursing Incentive Scholarship Fund

The Nursing Incentive Scholarship Fund is sponsored and administered by the Kentucky Board of Nursing (KBN). You can get the application on the KBN website at http://kbn.ky.gov. Look for “Education” in the green areas. There will be a drop down box and click on the link that says “Nursing Incentive Scholarship Fund.” You cannot apply until you are accepted.  The application deadline is usually June 1. 

ADN Program Estimated Expense List 

Estimated Expenses
Item

 

Cost

KY Resident Fees $179.00 per credit hour
Non-KY Resident Fees (Contiguous Counties) $358.00 per credit hour
Non-KY Resident Fees (Non-Contiguous Counties) $627.00 per credit hour
KCTCS Build Smart Initiative $8.00 per credit hour
Textbooks $500.00-$1200.00
Liability Insurance $11.00 per semester
Uniform $200.00
Immunizations $300.00
CPR Certification (American Heart Association BLS for Health Care Providerwith AED that includes infant, child, and adult) $210.00
Criminal Background Check/Drug Screen

$75.00 (first year)

$65.00 (second year)

These costs are estimates only and are subject to change. This list is not exhaustive and does not include textbooks or supplies needed for nursing and non-nursing courses.

ADN Program Time Commitment

ADN students can expect to be in a class room setting approximately 5-7 hours a week and in a laboratory setting (on-campus or clinical agency) 12-15 hours a week.  Your study/homework time will need to be added to this time.  Please plan for 15-20 hours per week for study time.  If you intend to hold a job, take careful consideration and use good judgment to make it all work toward setting yourself up for success in the program.

  • Prior to beginning the ADN program, the student must have satisfactorily completed BIO 137, PSY 110, a quantitative reasoning (math) course that meets AA or AS degree requirements, NAA 100 (or equivalent), and CPR 100 or equivalent (American Heart Association BLS)
  • The more general education classes completed, the better the chances of being accepted
  • Prior to applying, it will be beneficial to have completed the quantitative reasoning (math) requirement and the three science courses, since grades of “A” or “B” on the initial enrollment in those courses are awarded additional points.  These are not required to be completed before applying, but if completed before the application deadline, they may help you earn more points
  • A minimum composite score of 20 on the ACT or a minimum score of 100 on the PAX-RN Exam is required to receive points on the point system for admission into the ADN program.  If you do not have the minimum score on either test, you will earn zero points in that category and should consider retaking one of the exams. 
  • Applications do not carry over from one admission cycle to the next
  • If you are not accepted and wish to apply for the next year’s class, you must complete the entire application process again
  • Admission into the ADN program is competitive. The number of students accepted into the program is limited because a portion of the teaching is done in health care agencies that cannot accommodate large numbers of students
    •Applicant selection is based on a point system. The program’s admissions committee will select the applicants receiving the highest number of points from the applicant pool. The list of selected applicants must be approved by the College President or the President’s designee
  • All students accepted into the program are expected to attend an orientation session scheduled prior to the beginning of the semester of admission
  • Students will be given information regarding immunizations, Hepatitis B, liability insurance, background check and drug screening after being accepted into the program. All requirements outlined in the acceptance packet must be met in order to remain enrolled in the ADN program.  Documentation of fulfilling requirements must be provided by the student. Failure to comply with these requirements will result in dismissal from the program
  • The dress code during clinical activities will be of a professional nature.  The dress code of the clinical agency will be adhered to.  All visible tattoos must be covered while providing patient care. Body piercing rings, studs, and gem stones (other than earrings) are not to be worn during clinical activities

ADN Program Contact Information

Ms. Billie Duvall, Program Coordinator
Blakley Building, 301A (Somerset campus)
Allied Health Building #3, 214H (Laurel campus)
(606) 878-4856   
billie.duvall@kctcs.edu

Ms. Nancy Powell, Dean of Health Sciences
Blakley Building, 301D (Somerset campus)
Allied Health Building #3, 214F (Laurel campus)
(606) 451-6842    
nancy.powell@kctcs.edu  

Ms. Tanya Cowan, Administrative Assistant (Somerset campus)
Blakley Building, 301
(606) 451-6764    
tanya.cowan@kctcs.edu

Ms. Kathy Howard, Administrative Assistant (Laurel campus)
Allied Health Building #3, 214
(606) 878-4831    
kathy.howard@kctcs.edu 

  1. Complete an official application to a KCTCS college (this application form is for admission to the College only; it is not an application to the ADN program).  If SCC is not your home college, you will need to change your home college to SCC if admitted to the program
  2. Take the ACT or PAX-RN exam
  3. Submit official high school transcript or GED scores; transcripts must be sent directly from the high school to the Admissions Office
  4. Submit official transcripts from all previously attended colleges, universities, or vocational schools; transcripts must be sent directly from the previous school to the Admissions Office
  5. Upload the following documents before submitting your electronic Program Application from February 15 through March 1 for the Somerset program and from June 15 through July 1 for the Laurel program (if the deadline falls on a weekend, the deadline will be extended to the next business day). Applications submitted at times other than listed above will not considered during the selective admissions process.
    1. a copy of current health-care related professional license or other appropriate health-care related professional state or national certification (CPR, nursing assistant certification, continuing education courses are not included). Medication aide certification or certification from the National Health Careers Association are not accepted.  Certification should be from an organization that is recognized by professionals in that discipline.
    2. electronic Program Application (for the current admission period) indicating when you want to be considered for admission.
  6. Complete the nursing assistant requirement and show proof of active status on the SRNA in Kentucky and proof that you are not listed on the abuse registry (not required for application, but required if admitted). Please note that it takes approximately 30 days to get your test results after testing.  Keep this in mind because we need your results by the first day of class.  Thus, you need to take the state test no less than 30 days before classes begin in August (Somerset program) or January (Laurel program).  If you don’t have the results by the first day of class, you cannot start the nursing program.  Also, if you do not pass the state test, you cannot start the program
  7. The KCTCS digital literacy requirement will be met upon successful completion of the ADN program.  Students exiting the program before completion may be required to take a digital literacy course to fulfill graduation requirements for other programs, degrees, or diplomas
  8. Read all material in this online pre-admission conference presentation. It is your responsibility to be familiar with and understand the information in this presentation.  Please contact the Nursing Coordinator for questions about the information in this presentation.  Check this site periodically for any changes or revisions

ADN Program Application

  • Click on the button below to access the ADN program application. This application should only be submitted after reading this presentation.

ADN Application

  • Complete and submit the online Program Application from February 15 through March 1 for the Somerset program and from June 15 through July 1 for the Laurel program (if the deadline falls on a weekend, the deadline will be extended to the next business day). Applications submitted at times other than listed above will not be considered during the selective admissions process.