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Bctc Nursing Admissions Essay

Selective Admission: Associate Degree Nursing (to become an RN)

The process for applying is a Complete Application Packet format. Students must submit all documents below in one envelope to be considered for the program. Even if you have applied before and/or are currently enrolled, we will need all documents resubmitted to the Office of Admissions, room 119 Oswald Building, Cooper Campus by February 15 for the Fall class in order to be considered for admission. Advanced standing applicant deadlines can be found in the advanced standing section below. Only complete packets will be processed and considered for the program.

Initial Admit

Gather all of the documents required below for consideration to the Associate Degree Nursing (to become an RN) program and place them in one envelope:

  • Create a Selective Admissions System Account. Once you have an active account you can print a program checklist to begin the process. You must submit the checklist with your packet.
  • Students who are currently enrolled in classes at BCTC must submit a complete packet of all documents listed here. Students who are not currently enrolled in classes at BCTC must fill out an application for admission and a complete packet of all documents.
  • Official scores of the National League for Nursing (NLN-PAX-RN) Pre-Admission Test current within three years.Frequently Asked Questions about the NLN Exam
  • Official transcripts of all post-secondary education attempted. Transcripts must be submitted from EACH college or university previously attended and must show every period of enrollment. Transcripts from the Kentucky Community and Technical College System do not need to be submitted.
  • In order to be considered for admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program, each applicant must attend a preadmission conference for each application year. For general program information, you may also review the program information presentation. However, please note that viewing these documents do not meet the standard for the required preadmission conference, you must still attend a preadmission conference. This is an annual requirement.

Reminder: Incomplete packets will not be accepted. Please turn in your packet to the Office of Admissions, Cooper Campus, by February 15. Please allow 10 business days to process your application to the Associate Degree Nursing (to become an RN) program. You will receive an automated e-mail informing you when your packet has been processed. To check on the status of your application you will need to login to your Selective Admissions System account.

For additional information about the program, please check out the Associate Degree Nursing (to become an RN) website.

ADN Ranking Criteria (DOCX)

Advanced Standing

Applicant Deadlines:

  • Fall - June 15
  • Spring - November 15 (BCTC Readmit, Transfer, LPN students)

Students must meet one of the follow criteria to apply as an advanced standing applicant: 1) be an LPN that has practiced at least one full year within the past three years and holds a current unrestricted license for practical nursing, 2) be a currently enrolled practical nursing student within KCTCS, 3) or have taken Nursing clinical courses within the past three years at BCTC or another academically accredited institution. Please note enrollment as an advanced standing student may be limited due to the availability of facilities, faculty, and/or resources. Each applicant must submit the following credentials to the Bluegrass Community and Technical College Office of Admissions by the posted deadline in order to be considered for advanced standing admission:

Gather all of the documents required below for consideration to the Associate Degree Nursing (to become an RN) program and place them in one envelope:

  • Create a Selective Admissions System Account. Once you have an active account you can print a program checklist to begin the process. You must submit the checklist with your packet.
  • Students who are currently enrolled in classes at BCTC must submit a complete packet of all documents listed here. Students who are not currently enrolled in classes at BCTC must fill out an application for admission and a complete packet of all documents.
  • Written letter to the Associate Degree Nursing Program Coordinator indicating your desire to pursue the Associate Degree Nursing program, the semester you are seeking admission, your Nursing academic coursework and clinical background, which campus you are seeking admission, as well as your name, mailing address, phone number and social security number. (This is the first step in this admissions process. If you have taken nursing courses outside the BCTC nursing program, you must meet with the program coordinator. The coordinator will determine which Nursing course and semester you will need to apply for as the Nursing clinical courses are only offered in sequence during specific semesters.)
  • A letter of recommendation from previous Nursing faculty if you are a PN graduate outside of a KCTCS school, or you are transferring from another Nursing clinical program. (If you are a readmit Bluegrass Associate Degree Nursing student, you will need to submit two letters of recommendation from Bluegrass Nursing faculty.)
  • A copy of your PN licensure if you are currently practicing as an LPN.
  • Official scores of the National League for Nursing (NLN-PAX-RN) Pre-Admission Test current within three years.Frequently Asked Questions about the NLN Exam.
  • Official transcripts of all post-secondary education attempted. Transcripts must be submitted from EACH college or university previously attended and must show every period of enrollment. Transcripts from the Kentucky Community and Technical College System do not need to be submitted.
  • In order to be considered for admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program, each applicant must attend a preadmission conference. For general program information, you may also review the program information presentation. However, please note that viewing these documents do not meet the standard for the required preadmission conference. The preadmission conference is an annual requirement for each application year.

Reminder: Incomplete packets will not be accepted. Please turn in your packet to the Office of Admissions, Cooper Campus, by the posted deadline. Please allow 10 business days to process your application to the Associate Degree Nursing (to become an RN) program. You will receive an automated e-mail informing you when your packet has been processed. To check on the status of your application you will need to login to your Selective Admissions System Account.

For additional information about the program, please check out the Associate Degree Nursing (to become an RN) website.

Advanced Standing Ranking Criteria (DOCX)

Nursing

Division Information

Dr. Melinda Baker
 Assistant Dean
M 131 Leestown
(859) 2446-6819
melinda.baker@kctcs.edu

Sharon Prather
Division Office Manager
(859) 246-6503
sharon.prather@kctcs.edu

Coordinators

Lise Roemmele
Associate Degree Nursing Program, Cooper
Office: Cooper OB 303J
(859) 246-6474
lise.roemmele@kctcs.edu

Dixie Webb
Associate Degree Nursing Program, Lawrenceburg
Office: Lawrenceburg
(859) 246-6818
dixie.webb@kctcs.edu

Melinda Greenlese
Practical Nursing, Leestown
Office: Leestown Bldg. A, Room 246
(859) 246-6734
melinda.greenlese@kctcs.edu

Evelyn Grigsby
Practical Nursing, Danville
Office: Danville 103F
(859) 246-6882
evelyn.grigsby@kctcs.edu

Janie Thompson
Nurse Aide Coordinator, Leestown
(859) 246-4640
janie.thompson@kctcs.edu

Program Information

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.

Program Websites

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Program Plans/Majors

A program plan describes the degree requirements (courses) and the sequence for completing the courses. Students are required to schedule an appointment with their assigned academic advisor to ensure achievement of their academic goals.

AAS

Nursing (PDF) (Word)

Diploma

Practical Nursing (PDF) (Word)

Certificate

Kentucky Medication Aide (PDF) (Word)
Medicaid Nurse Aide (PDF) (Word)

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