Health and Sciences building on the Downtown campus

Nursing Programs

New to Jefferson and want to learn more about our Nursing programs?

  • Attend our Nursing Information session here on the downtown campus to find out how to get started. 
  • The conference listed below will be held in the Health Sciences Hall, Room 274
    • 10/22/14:  11:00am-1:00pm 

Associates Degree Nursing Program Spring 2015 Applicants:

  • Nursing Advisors will be available (in the Health Sciences Hall, Room 274) to fill out APP’s and review Spring, 2015-application checklists on the following dates and times below.
    • No appointment necessary.
    • Please bring legible copies of all college transcripts (unofficial) from original school, including JCTC/KCTCS, even if transfer credit is recorded on another transcript.
      • 10/27/14:  11:00am-1:00pm
      • 10/29/14:  2:00pm-4:00pm
      • 10/30/14:  11:00am-1:00pm

Practical Nursing (to become an LPN):

  • 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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