What Is Integrated 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.
What are my career options?
A few examples of workplaces in your local area;
- Outpatient surgery centers
- Community clinics
- Home healthcare
- Rehabilitation and nursing care facilities
- Correctional facilities
- Serve in the military
- Business and industry
- Travel companies
Regional Pay Scale for RNs
- Entry = $39.942
- 25% = $44,689
- Median = $51,541
- 75% = $60,807
- Experienced = $66,358
What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?
- 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 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.
License and approval
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.
The Integrated Nursing Program at Madisonville Community College at the Health Sciences Campus located in Madisonville, Kentucky is accredited by the:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 3343 Peachtree Road NE< Suite 850 Atlanta, GA 30326 (404)975-5000
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Integrated Nursing Program found the program to be in compliance with all Accreditation Standards and Criteria. The Commission affirmed the next onsite accreditation review for the Fall 2022 cycle. View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm
Student Online Databook
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
- 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. The Fall 2020 application deadline has been extended to Friday, June 26, 2020.
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.
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.