Kennebec Valley Community College Nursing Program Review

Kennebec Valley Community College (KVCC) is a member of the Maine Community College System. It was founded in 1970 with 166 students, and has grown to enroll over 2500 students each semester.

KVCC has credit transfer agreements with many four year institutions in the area, making it easy for students to transfer and continue their studies. On average, 96% of graduates of KVCC are either employed or enrolled in further educational programs. The college has a main campus in Fairfield, and the Buker campus in Augusta.

Nursing Programs

Associate Degree Nursing (ADN)

The ADN program is designed to prepare students for entry-level nursing positions. This program is a combination of classroom, lab, and clinical experiences, and combines general education and nursing theory classes. Graduates of this program will earn an Associate in Science degree, and will be allowed to take the Registered Nurse (RN) licensing exam (NCLEX-RN).

Those that want to apply to the ADN program must first be admitted to KVCC as students. If applying from high school, students will need to have a GPA of at least 2.5, have taken Biology and a lab, Chemistry and a lab, and Algebra, all with a grade of C or higher.

Students who have graduated high school or who have a GED must take the college level courses of College Algebra, Anatomy and Physiology I, and English Composition, all with a grade of C or better. If these courses were taken someplace other than KVCC, they will need a grade of 2.5 or higher to transfer.

All applicants will need to take the National League for Nursing (NLN) Pre-Admission exam, provide proof of current immunizations, and complete CPR for Health Care Professionals.

Qualified applicants are admitted into the program in the order their applications are received, until the program is filled. Therefore, students are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

Once accepted into the program, students must maintain a grade of C or higher in all general education and nursing courses, and maintain an overall GPA of at least 2.0.

This program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) and approved by the Maine State Board of Nursing (MSBN).

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to ADN

This program allows LPNs to continue their education, earn their associate degree, and become a licensed RN.

LPNs must meet the same entrance requirements as for the ADN program. They must also submit proof of graduation from an approved practical nursing program, and have a GPA of at least 2.5. In order to be able to enter the ADN program during the second semester, they will also need to have completed English Composition, College Algebra, and Anatomy and Physiology I, all with a grade of at least a C, and a GPA of at least 2.5.

In addition, all applicants will need to take the National League for Nursing (NLN) Pre-Admission exam, provide proof of current immunizations, and take CPR for Health Care Professionals.

Other Health Related Programs

Health Information Technology (Online Program)

This Associate in Applied Science Degree program allows students to use cutting edge technology and become an expert on patient data. Graduates of this two year program may take the credentialing exam to become Registered Health Information Technicians (RHIT). This program is available completely online.

Health Science Certificate

This program is a certificate option that prepares students to transfer into a health degree program at a two year or four year institution. Students will complete 30 credit hours over a one year period, and must maintain a GPA of at least 2.0.

Kennebec Valley Community College
92 Western Avenue,
Fairfield, ME 04937

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