Nursing | BCTC



Learn key nursing skills and practice them in a variety of real-world settings.

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What Is Nursing?

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.

The Practical Nursing program prepares individuals to practice within the legal scope of practical nursing under the supervision of a registered nurse or physician. Use of the nursing process at the practical nursing level toward the maintenance of health and prevention of illness, the observation and nursing care of persons experiencing changes in their health processes, and the evaluation of health practices of patients are emphasized.

Classroom instruction in theory and basic nursing skills is provided on campus. Under the guidance of program faculty, students gain valuable experience in the care of all ages in a variety of health care settings and / or community agencies hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics and child care centers.

HealthCare Jumpstart Program

Through a collaborative program with UK HealthCare and Kentucky school districts, get started on a healthcare-focused program at BCTC and earn credits for college and high school graduation at the same time. Learn more about the HealthCare Jumpstart program.

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What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?

The catalog describes the course requirements for completing the credential. Students are required to schedule an appointment with their assigned academic advisor to ensure achievement of their academic goals.

Program Coordinators

Associate Degree Nursing

Sarah Bond, MSN, AG-ACNP-BC
Leestown Campus
Building M, Room 132L
(859) 246-6424

Dixie Webb, MSN, RN, CNE
Lawrenceburg Campus
(859) 246-6818

Ryan Turner, MSN-Ed., RN
Winchester Campus
(859) 246-6444

Practical Nursing

Alicia Husted
Leestown Campus
Building A, Room 220
(859) 246-4614

Dr. Melanie Sallee
Danville Campus
Room 103F
(859) 246-6868

Nurse Aide

Julie Venables, ADN, RN
Kentucky Nurse Aid Test (KNAT) Coordinator
Leestown Campus
Building A, Room 253
(859) 246-4640

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Program Contact

Dr. Connie Lamb

Director of Nursing

(859) 246-6792

Sharon Collins

Nursing Office Manager

(859) 246-6503
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