Enrollment in the Associate Degree Nursing Program is limited due to resources and the large volume of applicants.
Admission to the University does not guarantee admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program. Applicants must be officially accepted into the program prior to enrolling in any nursing course. Applicants are considered on the basis of cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above from the following 5 prerequisite courses:
- Anatomy and Physiology I
- Anatomy and Physiology II
- Freshman Composition I
- College Math
- General Psychology
ACT composite score of 21 or above or NLN Pre-Admission Exam with a composite score of 105 or above. All applicants are required to be licensed in the State of Kentucky as a Nurse Aid (SRNA) (CNA) prior to admission.
*Transfer Students will be accepted using same criteria
In order to be considered for admission or to be retained in the program after admission all applicants should possess:
- Sufficient visual acuity, such as needed in the accurate preparation and administration of medications, and for the observation necessary for patient assessment and nursing care.
- Sufficient auditory perception to receive verbal communication from patients and members of the health team and to assess health needs of people through the use of monitoring devices such as cardiac monitor, stethoscope, IV infusion pumps, etc.
- Sufficient gross and fine motor coordination to respond promptly and to implement the skills, including the manipulation of equipment, required in meeting health needs.
- Sufficient communication skills (speech, reading, writing) to interact with individuals and to communicate their needs promptly and effectively, as may be necessary in the individual’s interest.
- Sufficient intellectual and emotional functions to plan and implement care for individuals.