Program Highlights

  • Curriculum that provides hands-on learning and prepares graduates for the current healthcare environment.  Although rigorous and demanding, the practical experience students will gain in the very supportive atmosphere at KCCC, is beyond measure.

  • Provides graduates with a solid foundation for NCLEX-PN success [5-year NCLEX first-time pass rate is 97%].

  • Students learn in a broad range of clinical settings throughout the program of study.

  • Program length options – choose what learning pace works best for you: 12-month or 19-month

  • PN students will be eligible to take the Practical Nurse – National Certification Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN), which is required for practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse.


About The Licensed Practical Nurse

The LPN delivers nursing care and/or facilitates wellness and health promotion for individuals in a variety of health care settings.  The LPN possesses basic nursing knowledge and skills, critical thinking abilities, effective communication and organizational skills, ethics and compassion.

The practical nursing program at KCCC strives to provide quality education that prepares graduates for entry level nursing practice and for taking the licensure exam.

The Knox County Career Center-Adult Education is ranked a top LPN program in Ohio based on first time NCLEX-PN pass rates (98.21%). In fact, Knox County Career Center ranked #5 of 70 state approved offerings. You can find the rankings here:


Admission/Acceptance Requirements

The minimum requirements for consideration in the program include:

  • High School Diploma/GED

  • Completed Application and $75 Fee

  • Interview with Coordinator or School Representative

  • 2 Professional/1 Personal reference

  • TEAS Test  or ACT (within the last 18 months)

  • BEST test is required prior to skill assessment if English is a second language

  • Documentation of Basic Computer Literacy

  • BCI (state) and FBI (federal) background checks

  • Physician Release

  • Current Healthcare Immunizations

  • STNA Certification (active)

  • First Aid and Healthcare Provider  CPR certification (active)




Licensure is available through the Ohio Board of Nursing NCLEX-PN licensure examination.  Individuals successfully passing the licensure exam become a Licensed Practical Nurse.  The licensed practical nurse is legally responsible and accountable for knowing the legally-defined scope of nursing practice.

Information about licensure:

Course Schedule

The PN program is accepting applications until FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 2016 for the 19-month program
19 Month Schedule—1340 Hours
February 2016 - September 2017

Class Time
Three days per week
8:00 a.m.  -  4:00 p.m.*
(*Clinic/lab hours may vary)

Adult Education - 1481 Yauger Road, Mount Vernon

Current Program Calendar - 12 months

Current Program Calendar - 19 months



Career Opportunities

Including but not limited to:  Long-Term Care—Rehabilitative Facilities, Physician Offices, Clinics, Urgent Care Centers, Home Care, Hospice, Select Acute Care Facilities and the options go on!

Job Outlook