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Practical Nursing Pathway 1

Diploma (Leestown Campus)

Coordinator: Alicia Husted

Email: alicia.husted@kctcs.edu

Phone Number: 859-246-4614

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Students must meet college readiness benchmarks as identified by the Council on Postsecondary Education or remedy the identified skill deficiencies.

NOTE: This is a Selective Admissions program. NAA 100 or equivalent and CPR 100 or equivalent are prerequisites to the NPN courses.

Required before NLN First Semester Courses

Required before NLN First Semester Courses
Courses Credit Hours Term Grade Prerequisites Notes
CPR 100: CPR for Health Care Professionals 0-1       See Additional Information
NAA 100 or equivalent 0-3        

 Total Semester Credit Hours: 0-4

Semester 1

Semester 1
Courses Credit Hours Term Grade Prerequisites Notes
BIO 135: Basic Anatomy and Physiology with Laboratory 4       BIO 137 AND BIO 139 can replace BIO 135
NPN 100: Introduction to Nursing & Health Care System 2     Co-requisite: BIO 135 or BIO 139  
NPN 105: Development of Care Giver Role 6     Co-requisite: BIO 135 or BIO 139  
NPN 110: Pharmacology I 2     Co-requisite: BIO 135 or BIO 139  

Total Semester Credit Hours: 14

Semester 2

NOTE: All courses in Semester 1 must be completed before Semester 2.

Semester 2
Courses Credit Hours Term Grade Prerequisites Notes
NPN 125: Mental Health 3        
NPN 130: Pharmacology II 3        
NPN 135: Introduction to Health Deviation 6        
NPN 201: Childbearing Family 3        

 Total Semester Credit Hours: 15

Semester 3

Semester 3
Courses Credit Hours Term Grade Prerequisites Notes
ENG 101: Writing I OR COM 181: Basic Public Speaking OR COM 252: Introduction to Interpersonal Communication 3        
NPN 200: Med Surg I 5     NPN 125 and NPN 130 and NPN 135 and NPN 201 First 1/3 of semester
NPN 205: Med Surg II 5     NPN 200 Second 1/3 of semester
NPN 210: Clinical Practicum 4     NPN 205 Third 1/3 of semester
NPN 215: Nursing Trends & Issues 1     NPN 125 and NPN 130 and NPN 135 and NPN 201 Third 1/3 of semester

Total Semester Credit Hours: 18

Total Diploma Credit Hours: 47-51

Graduation Requirements

  • 25% or more of Total Diploma Credit Hours must be earned at BCTC.
  • Cumulative GPA must be 2.0 or higher.

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Selective admissions

The Practical Nursing program is a selective admissions program which admits initial admission in the Fall and Spring semesters.

See the program website for selective admission information including mandatory pre-admission conference dates and NLN PAX PN exam information.

Additional Information

  • CPR certification for the healthcare provider must be obtained prior to enrolling in the first NSG course and must be kept current throughout the program.
  • Documentation of active status on the Medicaid Nurse Aide Registry or successful completion on NAA 100 Nursing Assistant Skills I within the previous three years is required prior to enrolling in NPN 100.
  • A letter grade of C or higher in each course is required to continue in the program.
  • A cumulative grade point average of 2.0 must be maintained after admission to the Practical Nursing program.
  • Successful completion of ALL BIO classes must be accomplished BEFORE entering second semester nursing classes.

Reviewed by: Alicia Husted

Effective Term: Fall 2019

Review Date: 02/23/2022