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Nursing is one of the most rewarding and challenging careers you can choose. You’ll get the opportunity to help people every day while working with the latest technology in one of the most needed health fields. Nursing is unique because it represents so many career paths. Depending on your interests and skills, you can focus on dozens of nursing specialties. You can always get more training to move on to other areas of interest too.
The Associate Degree Nursing Program for Registered Nurse provides continuing/workforce education for nurses in the service area. The ADN program prepares graduates who can:
Nursing is a very portable career. Jobs may be found throughout the country. You can work in places from doctor's offices and schools to hospitals. As you complete additional education (bachelor's and master's degrees and certifications), more focused opportunities will become available, such as Nurse Practitioner.
The nursing programs at Hopkinsville Community College have a selection admission process. Admission will be granted to the students who have:
Associate Degree Nursing Program - application by May 15 for consideration for fall admission cycle and September 15 for consideration for spring admission cycle.
Enrollment in the Associate Degree Nursing Program may be limited because of available laboratory facilities in the community, as well as limited faculty and financial resources at the community college.
Practical Nursing Program - Spring 2014 admission
Enrollment in the Practical Nursing Program may be limited because of available laboratory facilities in the community, as well as limited faculty and financial resources at the community college.
Check out the Hopkinsville Community College Nursing Department Blog for current announcements.
Nurse Aide (NAA 100)
Nursing Assistant Skills I (NAA100) is taught each semester (fall, spring, and summer) at the Hopkinsville campus and the Ft. Campbell campus. This course will provide knowledge and skills for nurse aides to assume the role and responsibility required in a long term setting. The focus is communication, infection control, safety, resident/patient rights, and basic nursing skills. This course has a strict attendance policy with no room to miss class. Immunizations (PPD and Hepatitis B), liability insurance, and CPR certification are required for the course. The nurse aide student must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
Active status on a state nurse aide registry is a pre-requisite for admission to the RN and PN programs. HCC’s NAA 100 and the state nurse aide exam will fulfill this requirement.
Review the NAA 1001 – Online Long Term Care Nurse Aide Advanced Course Information
The Kentucky Nurse Aide Registry exam is offered on the Hopkinsville Campus. After successful completion of NAA100, students have one year from the course completion date to take the state nurse aide exam. To schedule an exam date, please contact Veronica Tolbert by phone at (270)707-3860.
Phlebotomy (PHB 120)
Fundamentals of Clinical Laboratory Phlebotomy (PHB120) is taught at the Hopkinsville campus each fall and spring semester. Fundamental techniques of areas of the clinical laboratory appropriate to the phlebotomist are introduced. Included is a study of medical ethics, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology of the circulatory system, professional organizations, communication, record keeping, specimen collection, chain of custody, laboratory safety, and quality control. Blood work required: Varicella, PPD, rubeola, and rubella. CPR certification and liability insurance are required as well.
Kelley Sandefur, Allied Health Administrative Assistant
Office: Hopkinsville Campus, Technology Center 224
Phone: (270) 707-3840
Veronica Tolbert, NAA100 On-Demand Division Assistant
Office: Hopkinsville Campus, Technology Center 224
NAA100 On-Demand Phone: (270) 707-3858
State Nurse Aide Exam Phone: (270)707-3860
The nursing faculty at HCC are hard at work writing the Self-Study Report to be completed and sent to the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission this summer for a site visit from the NLNAC September 24-26, 2013. This will be for re-accreditation by the NLNAC. The HCC Associate Degree Nursing Program has been accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission since 2000.
Several of the faculty have also had some major personal accomplishments:
Dr. Kimberly Robitaille completed her PhD in Nursing from the University of Tennessee, Memphis in December 2012.
Beth Meade has received the 2013 Family Nurse Practitioner Award from Western Kentucky University where she will complete her Master of Science in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner in May of 2013.
Terri Higdon will graduate from Murray State University with her Master of Science in Nursing May 2013.
Ann Justice will complete her Master of Science in Nursing from Western Governors University in May 2013.
We are very proud of the outstanding accomplishments of the HCC Nursing Faculty! Congratulations to all!
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.