Practical Nursing Program

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Practical nurses are integral members of the health care system, prepared to provide nursing care and health promotion activities to individuals across the life span in various health care settings under the direction of the registered nurse, licensed physician, and/or dentist. Classroom instruction is closely correlated with guided clinical practice in affiliating heath care agencies.

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Philosophy and Mission Statements

Credential Opportunities


Length of Program

The Practical Nursing Program can be completed in three or four (see Part Time Practical Nursing Program) semesters.

Admission Requirements

There are selective admission requirements for this program.  You may also consult WKCTC general admission requirements. 

Public Meeting Notice:

WKCTC Practical Nursing Program wishes to announce that it will host a site review for initial accredition for its Practical Nursing program by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). You are invited to meet the site visit team and share your comments about the program in person at a meeting scheduled at 4:15 PM on February 10 in the Allied Health Building Room A 112.
Written comments are also welcome and should be submitted directly to: Dr. Marsal Stoll Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing 3343 Peachtree Roac NE, Suite 850 Atlanta, GA 30326 or email:
All written comments should be received by the ACEN by February 6.

Employment Opportunities

Practical nurses may work in hospitals, clinics, health agencies, doctors offices, schools, nursing homes, on private duty, and in home health and industry.

Educational and Professional Resources 

American Nurses Association     Kentucky Nurses Association 
Caring4you National League for Nursing 
Discover Nursing Nursing Center 
Kentucky Board of Nursing


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Education Mobility

  1. LPN-RN
  2. Nursing Education Mobility Pathway (NEMP)

More Information

Please refer to frequently asked questions.



The Practical Nursing Program at both sites (Paducah and Murray) is approved by the Kentucky Board of Nursing.


The Practical Nursing Program is a canidate for initial accreditation by the:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia 30326

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