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What Is Nursing?

The Integrated Nursing program provides a seamless educational curriculum with two exit points allowing you to choose a career as a practical nurse (PN) or registered nurse (RN).  There is also a PN to RN track.  It will take five (5) semesters to get an associate degree in nursing.

Pre-requisites for the nursing program include

  • English 101 - ENG101
  • General Psychology - PSY110
  • Nurse Aid – NAA100 (unless already on the state nurse aid registry)
  • Anatomy and Physiology I – BIO137
  • Anatomy and Physiology II – BIO139 *This course can be taken with 1st semester once admitted to the program.

Admission Requirement

Applicants to the Integrated Nursing Program are chosen through a selective admission process based on cumulative points. In addition to MCCs Admissions Guidelines, candidates to the program must:

Attend an online pre-admission conference (link available by request).

After you attend the pre-admission conference schedule to take Results of the appropriate entrance exam:Complete the HESI A2 exam. Applicants must score a minimum of 75 points. The test may be taken a total of 2 times every 3 years. The A2 is not required for LPNs applying for 2nd or 3rd semester.

LPNs applying to the PN to RN track must submit a NACE score. A score of 80 or higher may be considered for third semester entry. Applicants scoring below 80 will be considered for second semester entry. The NACE may be taken one time a year for a maximum of 2 attempts. Applicants must wait one year before retaking the NACE. The NACE may be taken two times in five years. After 5 years have passed, the NACE may be taken 2 more times.

Submit the online application. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required and 3.0 is preferred.  GPA is only calculated on nursing program pre-requisites and general education courses.
Enrollment in the Associate Degree Nursing program may be limited because of available health care facilities in the community, as well as faculty/student ratios required by the Kentucky Board of Nursing. The admissions point scale is designed to objectively evaluate applicants. Applicants with the highest total points will be admitted to the program.

Attention future nursing students!

Students are admitted to the Integrated Nursing Program twice per year. Application deadlines are April 15 for fall entry and October 15 for spring entry.

The application deadline to be considered for admission for Spring 2022, November 15, 2021.

Please email Lisa Moberly or Marsha Woodall for questions.

What are my career options?

A few examples of workplaces in your local area;

  • Hospitals
  • Outpatient surgery centers
  • Community clinics
  • Home healthcare
  • Rehabilitation and nursing care facilities
  • Schools
  • Correctional facilities
  • Serve in the military
  • Business and industry
  • Travel companies

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Associate in Applied Science Degree: Nursing

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Certificates

  • Kentucky Medication Aide certificate is a one semester course that is only offered during the summer semester. Students may elect to take the Kentucky Medication Aide exam upon successful completion of the course or after completion of the second semester of the Integrated Nursing Program.
  • Kentucky Medicaid Nurse Aide certificate is offered in a variety of scheduling formats, including both day and evening classes and hybrid. The class consists of classroom instruction in basic nursing skills (vital signs, bathing, turning, bed making, ambulation, and patient transfer) and clinical rotations (actual hands-on training) under the guidance of an instructor. Upon successful completion of the course, participants can take the Kentucky Medicaid Nurse Aide Registry Exam to be on the state nurse aid registry (SRNA).
  • Certified Medical Technician a student can take NAA 100, CPR 100 & PHB 100 to qualify for this certificate.will allow those that hold the certificate the opportunity to enter the healthcare field with a varied technical skill set and in a variety of ways: as a medical assistant, phlebotomist, and/or certified nurse aide.

Tuition and Fees: $11,584
Books, Supplies, and Other Expenses: $5,129
TOTAL ESTIMATE: $16,713*

*The tuition, fees, books, supplies and other expenses estimate includes all courses associated with the ADN program curriculum, from start to finish, as well as clinical placement.

Estimate may be lower if student has transferred courses from another institution.

Tuition is based on the in-state tuition rate. For more information about Gateway’s tuition and fees, please visit the Tuition and Fees webpage.

All program cost estimates are subject to change.

Madisonville Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). SACSCOC is the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the southern states.

The MCC Integrated Nursing program has been granted full approval status by the Kentucky Board of Nursing (312 Whittington Pky., Suite 300 Louisville, KY 40222; 800-305-2042 FREE, http://kbn.ky.gov).

Upon successful completion of the diploma (PN) or AAS degree (RN), application can be made to the board of nursing in the state where the graduate intends to practice. After meeting the board’s eligibility requirements, the graduate can schedule the National Council Licensure Exam for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN) or the National Council Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).

History of a criminal conviction, misdemeanor or felony, could result in denial of licensure. The graduate would need to adhere to specific requirements as mandated by the state board of nursing to which he/she has applied for licensure.

Credits earned at Madisonville will transfer to most universities to allow you to continue your education. You are encouraged to take advantage of transfer pathways available to help you advance your education in nursing. 

The Associate Degree Nursing Program prepares graduates to provide and manage client care and to become members within the discipline of nursing. Intrinsic to the three roles of the nurse-provider of care, manager of care and member of the discipline – are the eight core components of nursing practice. These include professional behaviors, communication, nursing process, clinical decision-making, caring interventions, teaching and learning, collaboration and managing care. 

Nursing at the technical level involves the provision of direct care for individuals and characterized by the application of verified knowledge in the skillful performance of nursing functions. The provision of safe patient care necessitates the student’s ability to respond to multiple sensory and environmental cues and the student must be able to tolerate stressful and physically taxing workloads. All students should possess:

  1. Sufficient visual acuity, such as is needed in the accurate preparation and administration of medications, and for the observation necessary for patient assessment and nursing care.
  2. Sufficient auditory perception to receive verbal communication from patients and members of the health care team and to assess health needs of people using monitoring devices such as cardiac monitors, stethoscopes, IV infusion pumps, fire alarms, etc.
  3. Sufficient gross and fine motor coordination to respond promptly and to implement the skills, including the manipulation of equipment required in meeting health needs.
  4. Sufficient communication skills (speech, writing, reading) to interact with individuals and to communicate their needs promptly and effectively, as may be necessary in the individual’s interest.
  5. Sufficient intellectual and emotional functions to plan and implement care for the individuals. Care for individuals in a respectful, sensitive, and effective manner regardless of gender, age, race, sexual orientation, religion, disability, or any other status identified in Gateway’s Non‐Discrimination Policy.
  6. Sufficient ability to manage stressful situations, allowing the student to perform at the required levels in all components of the program.
  7. The capability to concentrate for long periods of time in selecting correct techniques, equipment, and safety measures to assure maximum care and safety of the patient. Therefore, the student must be able to exercise independent judgments under both routine and emergency conditions. A person under the influence of alcohol or consciousness-altering drugs may not meet the above criteria.
  8. The ability to tolerate and function safely in environmental conditions, such as exposure to a variety of substances (such as latex products) and conditions within the classroom and clinical environment: temperature fluctuations; hazardous waste materials and blood, body tissue or fluids; loud noises or unpleasant odors. Must be ability to tolerate and function safely while navigating the clinical environment.

Students (or program applicants) should have reasonable expectations that they can complete the program of study and meet the educational objectives. A reasonable and appropriate accommodation is one that does not require a fundamental alternation in the nature of the program or lower academic and/or clinical standards or expectations. 

The Associate Degree Nursing Program prepares graduates to provide and manage client care and to become members within the discipline of nursing. Intrinsic to the three roles of the nurse-provider of care, manager of care and member of the discipline – are the eight core components of nursing practice. These include professional behaviors, communication, nursing process, clinical decision-making, caring interventions, teaching and learning, collaboration and managing care.

The Associate Degree Nursing Program prepares graduates to provide and manage client care and to become members within the discipline of nursing.

Intrinsic to the three roles of the nurse-provider of care, manager of care and member of the discipline – are the eight core components of nursing practice.

These include professional behaviors, communication, nursing process, clinical decision-making, caring interventions, teaching and learning, collaboration and managing care.

Attention future nursing students! 
Students are admitted to the Integrated Nursing Program twice per year. Application deadlines are April 15 for fall entry and October 15 for spring entry.

The application deadline to be considered for admission for Spring 2022, November 15, 2021.

Please email Lisa Moberly or Marsha Woodall for questions.

All nursing students are required to pass a criminal background check upon admission to the nursing program. Please reference the criminal background policy page for full details.

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Marsha Woodall

Integrated Nursing - RN

Integrated Nursing Coordinator

270.824.1802

marsha.woodall@kctcs.edu

Lisa Moberly

Integrated Nursing

Department Assistant

(270) 824-1751

lisa.moberly@kctcs.edu