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Hopkinsville Community College Associate Degree Nursing Program prepares graduates for a challenging career in health care. A degree in nursing offers a wide array of opportunities that can lead to career advancement in acute and chronic care of patients. The goals of nursing education at HCC are to develop the ability in graduates to enhance human flourishing, demonstrate sound nursing judgment, develop professional identity and possess a spirit of inquiry in order to improve patient outcomes.

Available Credentials

Program Requirements

To be eligible for admission to the RN or PN Program, the below requirements must be met.

  • Complete Pre-requisite courses - See above links for the Admission Packet and Curriculum Requirements for specific courses for each program
  • Have an active status on a state nurse aide registry - This would show current certification as a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)
    • For information on Nurse Aide courses offered at HCC, please click here.
  • Submit ACT scores to the HCC Admissions and Records office
  • Submit NLN Pre-Admission Exam (PAX-RN) scores to the HCC Nursing Department
  • Attend a Pre-Admission Conference (PAC) - Nursing applications distributed at this session
  • Submit a Nursing application by May 15 for Fall Admission and by October 30 for Spring Admission
  • Complete all HCC admission procedures, including the submission of official transcripts from any college where credit was received

Information About the PAC and PAX

Please click here PDF Icon for information about the Pre-Admission Conference (PAC) as well as the Pre-Admission Exam (PAX-RN).  Subject areas covered by the PAX-RN test as well as the website where you can register for the exam are listed in this link.

**Pre-Admission Conference Dates for applicants interested in FALL 2016 admission to the RN Program**

            Date:  Friday, March 25, 2016
Place:  Hopkinsville campus, Technology Center room 215
            Time:  9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

            Date:  Friday, April 8, 2016
            Place:  Fort Campbell campus, Army Education Center room 151
            Time:  10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

            Date:  Friday, April 22, 2016
            Place:  Hopkinsville campus, Technology Center room 215                
            Time:  1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Pre-registration is not required.

We will not be admitting a new cohort to the Practical Nursing Program until January 2017.  Pre-Admission Conferences for that program will be held in the Fall.  Please check back in August for dates.


Hopkinsville Community College is a test facility for the National League for Nursing Pre-Admission Exam (PAX-RN).  Please register at

  • Test dates are being added through December 2016.

  • Seats may be limited.

Other Courses Offered

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.


Kristi Martin, 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 HCC RN and PN Programs are fully approved by the Kentucky Board of Nursing (

The RN Program is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Ga 30326, (404)975-5000.

ACEN Accreditation Status:  Continuing accreditation with the condition of a Follow Up Report to be submitted in February 2016.

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