HCTC offering new nursing program initiative, could lead to free tuition

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Published: Mar. 3, 2022 at 8:33 AM EST
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HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - Hazard Community and Technical College (HCTC) is offering a new initiative aimed at offering free tuition to nursing students.

The initiative is called 4FreeNursing at HCTC.

”We are doing all we can to address the critical shortage of nurses across the state,” said President and CEO Dr. Jennifer Lindon.

Lindon said students who complete four prerequisite classes, attend a Nursing Pre-Admission Conference, apply to the nursing program and apply for scholarships, including the Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship, may have their entire nursing degree covered.

“Then they take four prerequisites, those include Contemporary College Math, Anatomy and Physiology 1, Psychology and Nurse Aid,” she said.

She added students can apply for grants and scholarships to pay for those classes. Then they can apply for the Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship which can pay for 100% of their tuition.

”The best thing about the Work Ready Scholarship is it is not income-based, so as long as you are otherwise eligible for Tile IV aid and you do not already have a degree, most likely you will be eligible for that Work Ready Scholarship,” she added.

High school students can also take those prerequisite classes.

“It is the best time if you are thinking about a career in health care or nursing, to begin that pathway,” she said.

April 15 is the RN program deadline for the fall semester.

Find out more here.

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