Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College Nursing Program prepares students to fill a critical role in the health care industry with a career as a professional registered nurse (RN). The Associate Degree Nursing Program can be completed in two years with the graduates qualified to take the NCLEX RN exam. The program prepares graduates to use their skill and knowledge to fulfill the role of the registered nurse. The curriculum combines general education and nursing courses that link classroom and clinical instruction in a variety of community agencies. Acceptance into the Associate Degree Nursing Program is based on a selective admission process. In order to be considered for admission, applicants must comply with the college and program admission requirements prior to the March 1, deadline.

SKCTC Associate Degree Nursing Program required pre-admission conferences scheduled before the March 1 deadline include: January 27, 4 p.m. Belinda Mason Building auditorium, Whitesburg campus; February 10, 4 p.m. room 140, Pineville campus; February 12, 4 p.m. room 118 Falkenstine Hall, Cumberland Campus.

All information regarding the nursing program can be viewed on the Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College web page and specific questions may be addressed to the nursing office at 606-589-3095 or email the Division Chair for Nursing, Professor Kathy Guyn at


Contestants are being sought to compete in the 2015 Miss Southeast Scholarship Pageant to be held Saturday, Feb. 7 at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium at the Letcher County Central High School, Whitesburg. Deborah Young, pageant coordinator and the director of the SKCTC Whitesburg campus, noted a first for the pageant as it is being held at a location other than Cumberland.  Southeast female students who are enrolled full time and have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or better are invited to compete for the coveted title. The winner, according to Young, will receive a tuition scholarship for one semester and valued at $1,000. The winner will represent the college at the Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival to be held Memorial Day weekend at Pine Mountain State and Resort Park at Pineville.  Contestants will be judged on their poise, talent, interview, on-stage answer to a question and evening gown appearance. Southeast Professor Carlton W. Hughes will serve as master of ceremonies. The winner will be crowned by Dr. Lynn Moore, president of the college. Awards will be issued to the winner, runner up, first runner up, talent winner and Miss Congeniality. Applications are available at any of the SKCTC admissions offices located at the campuses in Whitesburg, Cumberland, Harlan, Pineville and Middlesboro. For more information about the Miss Southeast Scholarship Pageant, phone Ms. Young at 606-589-3323 or Cookie Baldwin, Cumberland, at 606-589-3018.