In support of BCTC's mission of providing quality education and learning, the Associate Degree Nursing Program prepares program graduates to write the National Council Licensure Examination to become registered nurses. The program curriculum combines general education and nursing education and is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission and is approved by the Kentucky Board of Nursing. The program faculty support lifelong learning and workforce development through faculty efforts in continuing education and community service.
Bluegrass ADN program has two campuses that prepare students to become registered nurses. The Cooper campus offers classes during the day, and our Lawrenceburg campus offers classes in the evening and weekend.
Graduates of the Associate Degree Nursing program are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).
You may be admitted to the program before completing the pre-requisite classes, but the courses must be successfully completed before enrolling in the Nursing 101 course.
Students applying for admission to the Associate Degree Nusing program are admitted through a selective admissions process.
The application process is competitive and based upon NLN PAX-RN Examination and GPA. Contact the Assessment Center at (859) 246-6669 for information and to schedule these exams.
Admission 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 handicap.
The following must be completed before entering the first nursing course, but these courses are not required to be completed before applying:
All "advanced standing" application packets must be received in the Office of Admissions two months prior to the start of classes in order to be considered for advanced standing admission to the nursing program. If you have any questions about this process, please contact the Office of Admissions at (859) 246-6210 or via e-mail: Nathan Congleton (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Conferences will begin promptly at 1:00 p.m. Any student arriving late for the Pre-Admission Conference will not be admitted and should plan to attend on a different date.
Any student seeking admission to the AD nursing program must attend one session. Conference pre-registration is NOT necessary!
Free parking for the Cooper Campus conferences is available in the 'C' lot between the Oswald Building and the Commonwealth Stadium during the time of the Friday afternoon conferences only.
The length of the Associate Degree Nursing program, including general education courses is five semesters. Please refer to the ADN Program Curriculum for information regarding nursing course sequencing. Nursing courses are only offered in the semesters indicated.
Graduates of the Associate Degree Nursing program are awarded an Associate of Applied Science Degree and are eligible by coursework to take the NCLEX-RN. Successful completion of the NCLEX-RN and licensure by a state Board of Nursing permits the graduate to seek employment as a Registered Nurse.