Practical Nursing (to become an LPN)

Offered at Leestown (Lexington) and Danville campuses

 May 2013 Graduates

Photo of Practical Nursing Graduates & Faculty: Spring 2013

Click here to view the Practical Nursing Program Brochure: Admission and Program Information.

The Practical Nursing Program, approved by the Kentucky State Board of Nursing, combines classroom instruction with hands-on skill labs and supervised clinical instruction in local health care and/or other community facilities. Graduates who meet the program's academic and the Kentucky Board of Nursing requirements may apply to the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX) to become licensed practical nurses (LPNs). Following successful completion of the Practical Nursing Program and NCLEX-PN, the graduate will:

  • Assume the role of a competent, caring practical nurse in a variety of settings
  • Use the human caring phenomena and the nursing process in providing nursing care;
  • Demonstrate self-direction and responsibility for maintaining nursing competence by pursuing personal and professional development;
  • Communicate effectively with all members of the health care team; and
  • Demonstrate accountability of practice with adherence to ethical and legal standards of the profession.

Practical Nursing Pre-Admission Conferences Application by March 1, 2015 for Fall 2015

No appointment required.

The Following Pre-Admission Conferences Will Be On:

Danville Campus, Room 118, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

  • February 10, 2015 - Tuesday

Leestown Campus, Building A, Room 208, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

  • February 12, 2015 - Thursday

Leestown Campus, Building C, Conference Center, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

  • September 12, 2014 - Friday
  • October 3, 2014 - Friday
  • November 7, 2014 - Friday
  • January 16, 2015 - Friday


The mission of the Practical Nursing Program is to prepare students to provide nursing care commensurate with the knowledge and skills required by the scope of practice of the licensed practical nurse as defined by the Kentucky State Board of Nursing.

To apply for the Practical Nursing program:

If you are not currently a student at Bluegrass Community & Technical College, you must first complete an application for admission. Admission to the college does NOT guarantee admission to the Practical Nursing Program.

All applicants who are current students at Bluegrass must be a "pending practical nursing" or "pending health" student and do the following:

  • Applicants may pick up an application packet for the practical nursing program at any campus location, Admissions Office/Area or Division area.
  • Packets will also be provided at all pre-admission conferences and/or an individual meeting with a PN faculty member.
  • Applicants must submit a complete packet of all documents listed on the “Checklist” form in the application packet before the published deadline.
  • Upon receipt of your complete packet, please allow 7 - 10 days for the Office of Admissions to enter your information into SAS.
  • An applicant may print copies of the “Checklist” form and the letter and place all the documents in an envelope and submit it to an Admissions Office.
  • To obtain the letter and check list visit the Practical Nursing LPN page.

Program Costs

Click here for current program costs.