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HEALTH PROGRAMS ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE DEGREE IN NURSING The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing program is a full-time, 18-month program. Receive training to perform nursing interventions with precision and efficiency based on current concepts and evidencebased practices. Nursing professionals provide instruction in nursing theory and supervision in extensive clinical experiences. Upon successful completion of the first 9 months of study, students are prepared for licensure through the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN®). Career Opportunities: • Hospital/Long Term Care Facility Nurse • Medical Offices/Clinics Nurse • School/Camp Nurse • Mental Health Facility Nurse • Hospice Nurse Accreditation: Kansas State Board of Nursing Accreditation: Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. Business Sponsors PRACTICAL NURSING Practical Nursing program students receive training to perform nursing intervention with precision and efficiency consistent with current evidence-based practices. Nursing professionals provide nursing theory instruction in the classroom, the campus laboratory and at clinical sites. Students obtain extensive clinical experience through hands-on experiential learning. Upon completion of the 9-month program, students receive a Practical Nursing Certificate and are prepared for licensure through the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN®). Career Opportunities: • Surgical Scrub Nurse • Physician Office Nurse • Long Term Care Facility Nurse • Health Department Nurse Accreditation: Kansas State Board of Nursing PHARMACY TECHNICIAN The Pharmacy Technician program provides the fundamental knowledge, skills and training needed for entry-level employment. Students receive training in pharmaceutical calculations and pharmacy practices, operation and management as well as preparation techniques for pharmaceutical products. Upon successful completion of the 9-month program, students receive a Pharmacy Technician Certificate and are registered as a Pharmacy Technician with the Kansas State Board of Pharmacy. Students are then eligible to sit for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination (PTCE) and may become a Nationally Certified Pharmacy Technician. Career Opportunities: • Medical and Surgical Center Pharmacy Technician • Chemotherapy Technician • Nuclear Pharmacy Technician • Insurance Medication Reviewer • Pharmacy/Hospital Inventory Management Accreditation: Research and American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists www.ncktc.edu | 23