What Is Integrated Nursing?
The Integrated Integrated Nursing program provides a seamless educational curriculum with two exit points allowing you to choose a career as a PN or RN.
What are my career options?
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 Integrated Nursing through completion programs in surrounding four year universities.
What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?
Degrees and Tranfers
- 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.
- Certified Medical Technician 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.
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 a pre-admission conference at the MCC Health Sciences Campus, 750 N. Laffoon St., Madisonville, KY 42431. The Campus is located near the Baptist Health Campus (not at MCC s North Campus.). **Dates/times of the conferences are on the MCC calendar.
- After you attend the pre-admission conference schedule to take Results of the appropriate
- 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.
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
Entrance Exam Requirements
HESI A2 score of 75 or higher. The A2 is not required for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) applying for 2nd or 3rd semester. The A2 can only be taken 2 times.
LPNs applying to the RN track must submit a NACE score. A score of 80 or higher may be considered for third semester entry. Applicants scoring below 80 may apply to second semester entry. The NACE may be taken one time a year for a maximum of 2 attempts.
Students completing the Practical Nursing diploma will exit the program after 3 semesters and will be qualified to apply for licensure as a practical nurse. To practice as a PN, graduates must pass the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN).
Students completing an associate in applied science will exit the program after 4 semesters and will be qualified to apply for licensure as a registered nurse. To practice as an RN, graduates must pass the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).
Criminal Background Check
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.
Length of Program
You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.
This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.