Health and Sciences building on the Downtown campus

Nursing Programs

New to Jefferson and want to learn more about our Nursing programs?  Attend one of our Nursing Information sessions to find out how to get started.


  • Downtown Campus - Health Science Hall (A South), Room 274 (Nursing Lab)


  • 02/04/15:    1:00pm - 3:00pm
  • 02/17/15:    1:00pm - 3:00pm
  • 03/04/15:  11:00am - 1:00pm

Practical Nursing (to become an LPN):

Deadlines to apply to the Practical Nursing Program:

  • October 1st for the spring semester (classes beginning in January)
  • March 1st for the fall semester (classes beginning in August)
This is primarily a daytime program.  The Practical Nursing (PN) Program is approved by the Kentucky Board of Nursing.  Upon completion of the program of study, the graduate is awarded a diploma of practical nursing and is eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN) to become a Licensed Practical Nurse.  

Campus-Based Associate Degree Nursing Program (to become a Registered Nurse):

  • The next application date for Regular Admission to the ADN program is May 20, 2014 for the Fall, 2014 semester. November 1 for the Spring 2015 semester. 
  • All Pre-requisites must be completed and proof of completion submitted with the application. 
  • A copy of the results of the NLN Pre-Admission Exam (PAX-RN) scores must be attached to the application as well as a printed validation from the Kentucky Board of Nursing for the applicant's status as a State Registered Nurse's Aide (SRNA) 
  • Only hard copies of the application will be accepted and all documentation must be submitted stapled to the hard copy, including UN-official transcripts of all previous college work, from the issuing college, including JCTC and any other college attended.  Even if credits have been transferred to JCTC, an UN-official transcript from the college of origin is required.
  • Applicants who qualify as Candidates for Immediate/Expedited Admission can submit an application at any time and will be considered for the next available opening. 
  • In addition to the above requirements, Candidates for Immediate/Expedited Admission applicant must have all PRE- AND CO-requisites completed at the time of application with a grade showing on an attached UN-official transcript and a Nursing GPA of 3.0 or higher.   

Campus-Based LPN-RN Summer Bridge Program:

  • Downtown Louisville Campus Based Selective Admission Program, available only during the summer semester each year.  The class is full for the Summer, 2014 session. 
  • Application is open to students who have passed the National Council Licensure Examination-PN (NCLEX-PN) and hold an active unrestricted license for practical/vocational nursing 
  • Individuals interested in the Nursing LPN Summer Semester Bridge Course must attend a mandatory pre-admission conference.   Dates are posted during the Spring semester each year.  Applications for the Summer Bridge are obtained only at the conference. 
  • Applicants must take the NLN Nursing Acceleration Challenge Exam (NACE-I: Foundations of Nursing) and submit results with the application. Dates for Exam given at JCTC will be posted for the Spring semester.  Registration for taking the exam at JCTC must be done online at   It will be necessary to create an NLN account for this purpose.  
  • All pre-requisites must be completed and recorded on the transcripts submitted with the application See Curriculum Guide, page 4 for details.     

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