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Hazard Community and Technical College offers an integrated nursing program that provides a seamless educational nursing curriculum. Graduates are eligible to write the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). Clinical learning experiences are held in modern health care delivery facilities throughout the HCTC service area as well as facilities noted for their unique contributions to the nursing profession.
Once the student successfully completes the first year of nursing they may elect to choose the LPN track of the integrated curriculum and enroll in the NIP 140 course which provides LPN role identification and additional clinical experience. Upon successful completion of the first year of nursing and the NIP 140 course, the student will receive a diploma qualifying them to apply for licensure as a practical nurse and write the NCLEX‐PN.
Following the successful completion of the first and second year of the curriculum, the student will receive the Associate in Applied Science degree in Nursing, allowing them to apply for licensure as a registered nurse and write the NCLEX‐RN.
Nurses are employed in a variety of health care settings, such as: long‐term care facilities, hospitals, home health agencies, clinics, schools, physician and dentist offices, industrial settings and rehabilitation agencies. Graduates of the program are eligible to continue their education and complete a bachelor's degree in nursing through completion programs in surrounding four‐year universities.
PN Program 2013 KBN Approval Certificate
ADN Program (Hazard Campus) 2013 KBN Approval Certificate
ADN Program (Lees College Campus) 2013 KBN Approval Certificate
For additional information please visit our Program Information Sheet.
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Donna Combs, Nursing Coordinator