Last Updated on August 28, 2023
Henderson Community College (HCC) is located in Henderson, Kentucky. The school is a member of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System. HCC was established back in 1960 and has been offering students in the community in various ways to further their academic pursuits for decades. The school has a plethora of different associate degree avenues that students can pursue. There are many technical and vocational courses as well. These noncredit courses will allow students to earn various diplomas and certificates. As a school that proudly serves over 2,000 students, HCC is committed to providing its students with the best possible college experience.
HCC has robust nursing programs that many students have taken advantage of over the years. The 2-year program will allow students to pursue an associate in applied science degree in nursing. Nursing students who go on to graduate from this program will feel completely prepared for the NCLEX-RN licensure exam. The school also offer LPN and CNA programs.
|Campus LocaleFringe Rural|
|Number of Students1,490|
|Student to Faculty Ratio15:1|
|Is Admission OpenYes|
|On Campus Housing-|
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
Average NCLEX pass rate
- NCLEX-PN: 97.3%
- NCLEX-RN: 96.4%
Henderson Community College’s Nursing program is a Selective Admissions program. The program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. and receives the approval of the Kentucky Board of Nursing.
Note: Boards of Nursing may deny graduates the opportunity to obtain licensure as a Registered Nurse due to previous criminal conviction(s). Graduates must successfully pass the NCLEX-RN examination and gain licensure status from a Board of Nursing upon program completion to become a Registered Nurse.
What are my career choices?
There are many job opportunities as a Registered Nurse that include, but are not limited to, hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics, child care centers, educational facilities, physician’s offices, etc.
Our courses are organized around a clearly defined conceptual framework that combines general education and nursing education. Nursing courses correlate classroom and clinical instruction in community agencies.
Nurses perform a variety of tasks in hospitals, offices, and clinics which include:
- bedside care
- evaluation of client needs
- planning and implementation of care
- supervise nursing assistants
- taking vital signs
- applying dressings
- administering medicines
- make appointments
- keep records
- perform various medical duties
Data displayed based upon: Kentucky, USANursing in the Real World
Kentucky, USASearch New RegionChange location, please type 2 letters for suggestions to appears, then use up and down arrow keys to highlight the locations, then use the enter key to select a location.Overview60,303
Current Job PostingsEmployment Trends2.2%
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What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?
- Associate in Applied Science Degree in Nursing
- Student Handbook ADN (updated August 2021) (pdf)
- Online HCC Nursing PreAdmission option
- Nursing Estimated Student Costs
- Nursing Admissions Point Scale
- Nursing Readmission Application
- HESI Student Registration Instructions
Applicants must meet the following admission criteria prior to March 1 for consideration for the Fall Semester; or prior to September 1 for consideration for the Spring Semester:
- Attend a scheduled Pre-Admission Conference prior to the designated deadline
- Complete a Personal Data Form (completed at Pre-Admission Conference)
- Submit the following to the college Admissions Office:
- Current application to the college
- Official results of the HESI A2, ACT and/or SAT scores
- Official high school transcripts (if applicable)
- Official college transcripts
Prior to entry into NSG 101, students must have completed BIO 137 (earning a C or better), PSY 110, and Quantitative Reasoning at AA/AS Level. Students must also be certified in an approved CPR course (American Heart Association BLS Provider).
Pre-requisites for the LPN to ADN Bridge Program: BIO 137, BIO 139, PSY 110, or Quantitative Reasoning Course at AA/AS Level, ENG 101, and an unrestricted, current LPN license.
Effective January 2022: All students must have an active SRNA registry by the first day of their entry into the nursing program; In the event a student is unsuccessful or withdraws and seeks readmission, an active SRNA certification is required as a part of the readmission process with the following exceptions:
- Applicants who have tested but have pending results will be ranked and considered for admission with the stipulation of successful certification by end of their first semester in the nursing program. In the event a student is unsuccessful obtaining certification by end of their first semester in the nursing program, the student will be required to withdraw from the nursing program.
- Applicants from the high school direct entry cohort (pathway) have until the end of the first semester to secure SRNA certification.
- Applicants who hold an active LPN/LVN license are exempt from this SRNA requirement
The Henderson Community College Associate Degree Nursing Program at Henderson Community College located in Henderson, KY is accredited by the:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Henderson Community College Associate Degree Nursing Program is continuing accreditation. View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm .
Length of Program
You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.
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.
How many hours are classroom/online sessions?
Associate in Applied Science in Nursing:
32 out of the minimum 62 *required hours are classroom instruction. The remaining 30 credit hours may be taken online.
*does not include <100 level credit hour courses
Kentucky Public Colleges/Universities
Transferring Your Credits From KCTCS
Looking to transfer your KCTCS credits? The KnowHow2Transfer website has all the information you need to make sure the credit you earn at KCTCS will count toward a bachelor’s degree at one of Kentucky’s public four year universities. (knowhow2transfer.org)
|Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges|
01/01/1971 – Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
|Nursing (ADNUR) – Associate degree programs|
02/01/1987 – Current
Acceptance RateThe college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$162/credit|
|In State Students||$162/credit|
|Out of State Students||$567/credit|
|In District Students||–|
|In State Students||–|
|Out of State Students||–|
Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.
|Program||Credit Hours||In district||In State||Out of State|
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 96% of Henderson Community College’s students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||4%||$833|
|State Grant & Scholarships||84%||$1,644|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||39%||$1,783|
|Federal Student Loans||13%||$4,324|
Average Net PriceThe average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$4,082|
|$30,001 to $48,000$4,444|
|$48,001 to $75,000$6,052|
|$75,001 to $110,000$6,855|
|Two or more races||3%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||0%|