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Nursing Additional Information

Program Options

You have options while pursing your nursing career:

  • Track 1: Traditional (for most students) - 2 years of nursing courses, 62-66 total credit hours
  • Track 2: Medic To ADN Transition (for military medics level 10 / MOS 68W) - 2 years of nursing courses with prior learning credit for clinical hours in 1st and 2nd semester, 57-61 total credit hours
  • Track 3: LPN to RN Bridge (for currently licensed LPNs) - 1 1/2 years of nursing courses with prior learning credit for 1st semester fundamentals course, 50 -51 total credit hours
  • 11-month program (mid August-mid July), 45-53 total credit hours



Visit the Nursing Assistant page for information about this course and more information on the nurse aide state testing.



Estimated Cost

Estimated Cost
Program Tuition and Fees Additional Expenses Total
RN Traditional $12,804 $6,937 $19,741
Medic to ADN $11,834 $6,937 $18,771
LPN to RN Bridge $9,894 $5,952 $15,846
PN Program $10,282 $5,005 $15,287

Tuition based on in-state rate for 2023-2024 academic year and maximum number of credit hours per program.  All costs are subject to change without notice.

Nursing additional expenses may include but are not limited to: books, nursing kits, uniforms, liability insurance, immunizations, CPR certification, background checks, drug screenings, required online course resources, NCLEX fees, licensure application fees prior to obtaining RN or LPN license, and graduation regalia.


Technical standards for nursing Programs

Nursing at the technical level involves the provision of direct care for individuals and is characterized by the application of verified knowledge in the skillful performance of nursing functions.  All students should possess sufficient:

  • visual acuity
  • auditory perception
  • gross and fine motor coordination
  • communication skills
  • intellectual and emotional functions

Students in the nursing program should expect to use physical abilities such as lifting up to 50 pounds and standing for long periods of time.


Nursing Student Handbook

Current nursing students may access the Nursing Student Handbook through their nursing course in Blackboard.  Prospective students who would like a copy may contact to request an electronic copy to be emailed to you.  Students are welcome to review the handbook prior to being accepted to the Nursing Program but are not required to do so.


Nursing Student Honor Society

On September 21, 2020, Hopkinsville Community College was only the second school in the state of Kentucky to be awarded a chapter in the Alpha Delta Nu Honor Society, governed by the Organization for Associate Degree in Nursing (OADN).  Students who hold a letter grade of "B" in all courses, including prerequisite courses, throughout the nursing program may be invited to be inducted into this honor society.

Alpha Delta Nu Honor Society Seal