The mission of the Nursing program at Campbellsville University is to motivate students to think critically through knowledge and experience. Our nursing students and graduates will uphold the dignity of all persons and respect diversity, lead and empower others through Christian servant leadership, and promote health through innovative holistic care.
Our core values are caring, competence and compassion.
Applying to the School of Nursing
In addition to admission to the university, the School of Nursing has specific admission criteria and application processes that must be met. Please schedule an appointment today to start that process.
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.
Prior to applying to the School of Nursing, NLN testing is required.
NLN testing is given twice each semester. Click below to register for the next NLN pre-admission exam or contact Jennifer Richerson at (270) 789-5155 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
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Enrollment in the Associate of Nursing and Associate of Applied Science in Nursing programs are limited due to resources and the large volume of applicants.
Admission to the University does not guarantee admission to the Associate of Nursing or Associate of Applied Science in Nursing programs. 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 6 prerequisite courses:
- Anatomy and Physiology I
- Anatomy and Physiology II
- Medical Microbiology
- Freshman Composition I
- College Math
- General Psychology
In addition to the cumulative GPA of 3.0 you must take the NLN- PAX and score a 100 out of 200 possible points. All applicants must be listed on the KY Board of Nursing Nurse Aid Registry and listed as an current SRNA (State Registered Nurses Aid) prior to enrollment into the program.
A NLN Pre-Admission Exam with a composite score of 100 or above is required as well as completion of the SRNA state exam. (State Registered Nurses Aid) or hold a LPN license.
All students seeking Admission must attend a PAC (Pre-Admission Conference) prior to application.
- Contact Jennifer Richerson at (270) 789-5155 to schedule.
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Students seeking admission may only repeat pre-requisite courses once. (W, WA, WF, D,U or below count as a repeat). Other circumstances such as Auditing a course will require documentation and will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee.
*Transfer Students will be accepted on a case by case basis.
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School of Nursing
Pre-Requisite Courses – 21
Take each course on this list before applying for admission to the Nursing program.
- BIO 221 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
- BIO 222 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
- BIO 322 Medical Microbiology
- ENG 111 Freshman Composition I
- PSY 111 General Psychology
- MTH 110 College Math
First Semester – 13
- NUR 100 Nursing Fundamentals
- ENG 112 Freshman Composition II
- NUR 206 Pathophysiology for Nursing
Second Semester – 12
- NUR 103 Medical-Surgical Nursing I
- NUR 200 Psychiatric Nursing
Third Semester – 15
- NUR 211 Maternal Child Nursing Care.
- MAC 120 Fundamentals of Speech
- NUR 204 Pharmacology of Nursing
- HP 180 Principles of Wellness
Fourth Semester – 14
Take each course on this list – 11
- NUR 201 Medical-Surgical Nursing II
- NUR 300 Professional Nursing and Application to Practice
Choose one course from this list:
- CHS 111 Introduction to Old Testament Study
- CHS 121 Introduction to New Testament Study
- CHS 130 Christ and Culture
- PHI 241 Introduction to Philosophy
First Six Courses are Pre-Requisites
- PSY 111 – General Psychology: This course is (3) three credit hours, is a prerequisite for nursing.
- BIO 221 – Anatomy and Physiology I: Includes one 150-minute laboratory per week this course is (4) four credit hours, and is a prerequisite for nursing.
- BIO 222 – Anatomy and Physiology II: Includes one 150-minute laboratory per week this course is (4) credit hours, and is a prerequisite for nursing.
- ENG 111 – Freshman Composition I: (3) three credit hours, and is a prerequisite for nursing.
- BIO 322 – Medical Microbiology for Nurses: This course is (4) four credit hours including lab, and is a pre- requisite for nursing.
- MTH 110 – College Math: This course is (3) three credit hours, and is a prerequisite for nursing.
- (Any math course that is considered a higher course than the above will also count as the math requirement in Nursing. Mth 100- Intermediate Algebra is considered remedial and therefore does not count as credit towards graduation.)
- Freshman Year Experience: Required of any student age 23 or younger or with 23 or less credit hours. This course is (1) one credit hour.
- ENG 112 – Freshman Composition II: ENG 112 should be taken the next semester after ENG 111 if at all possible. This course is (3) three credit hours and must be taken prior to or with the fourth semester in nursing.
- NUR 100 – Fundamentals of Nursing (7 hours): This course is designed to meet the needs of the adult client in a safe, legal, and ethical manner using the nursing process and Gordon’s Functional Health Patterns. This course introduces psychomotor nursing skills needed to assist individuals in meeting basic human needs, across the lifespan. Students learn concepts and theories basic to the art and science of nursing, with an emphasis on the geriatric population. The role of the nurse as a member of the healthcare team is also emphasized.
- HP 180 – Principles of Wellness: This course is (3) credit hours and must be taken the first semester of nursing.
- NUR 099 – Strategies/Opportunities for Success: This course is (2) two credit hours and is designed for the student identified to be at risk for unsuccessful progression in the nursing program. The student will be guided in a self-inventory process to identify learning styles and individual traits to overcome barriers to success. The student will explore time management strategies, utilize a variety of study methods, incorporate test-taking techniques, and identify relevant resources.
- NUR 211 – Maternal-Child Health: will be taken the 3rd semester. This course is (6) six credit hours. (This course focuses on the nursing care of women, families, and children from pre-conception through adolescence. There is an emphasis on optimizing outcomes, evidence-based practice, and research that will support the goal of health promotion, disease prevention, and care of altered health states Practice application of theory will occur in the clinical laboratory component of the course.)
- COM 120 – Fundamentals of Speech: This course is (3) three credit hours and must be taken prior to or with the fourth semester of nursing.
- NUR 103 – Medical-Surgical Nursing I (8 hours): This course focuses on the application of the nursing process utilizing safe and holistic care, in a manner that is both ethical and legal for adult clients with acute and chronic health alterations. It is designed to promote critical thinking and the application of the nursing process to emphasize cultural competence, health promotion prevention, and the caring behaviors aligned with Gordon’s Functional Health Patterns..
- NUR 200 – Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing (4 hours): This course will focus on providing caring, compassionate, and professional nursing care to clients with commonly occurring psychiatric/mental health disorders. Therapeutic techniques of communication, that display caring behaviors, dignity and respect. A holistic approach is emphasized.
- Christian Studies Course: must be taken prior to or with the fourth semester. This course is (3) three credit hours.
- NUR 201 – Medical-Surgical II: will be taken the fourth semester. This course builds upon concepts taught in the first Medical- Surgical course with emphasis on advanced nursing care for alterations in cardiorespiratory and neurological systems. This course is (6) credit hours : 5 didactic and 1 clinical.
- NUR 206 – Pathophysiology for Nurses (3 hours): This course focuses on exploring the basic pathophysiology body systems and selected disease process that can affect the health of individuals across the lifespan.
- NUR 204 – Pharmacology for Nurses (3 hours): This course explores the basic principles of pharmacology and the nursing process as it relates to drug therapy. Pharmacologic interventions will be reviewed from the context of nursing implications and responsibilities.
- NUR 300 – Professional Nursing and Applications to Practice (5 hours): This course is designed to teach the student the professional roles and responsibilities of the nurse utilizing the most current practice guidelines. The student will receive an assessment of prior knowledge with development of an individualized study plan to prepare for the NCLEX-RN. The last segment of the course will focus on the practicum experience to meet the requirement of the Kentucky Board of Nursing for licensure eligibility.
General Education course descriptions are available in the Campbellsville University Bulletin Catalog.
- Each student is individually responsible for checking to see that courses they have taken will fulfill the requirements for graduation.
Approximate Cost of the Associate Degree Program
|Fee||1st Semester||2nd Semester||3rd Semester||4th Semester|
|Student Activity Fee||$100.00||$100.00||$100.00||$100.00|
|Background Check & Immunization Tracker||$89.00||$54.00||$54.00||$54.00|
|Uniforms & Lab Coats||$150.00||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Watch with second hand||$30.00||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Immunizations & CPR Certificate/TB Screening||Cost varies depending on source||Renewal fees vary||Renewal fees vary||Renewal fees vary|
|Personal Health Insurance||Cost varies depending on source||Renewal fees vary||Renewal fees vary||Renewal fees vary|
|Pinning Costs (hat, lamp, & pin)||N/A||N/A||N/A||$65.00|
|Clinical Parking Fees & Namebadges Fees||Varies by site||Varies by site||Varies by site||Varies by site|
|Licensure & NCLEX Fees||N/A||N/A||N/A||$350.00|
|Fee||1st Semester||2nd Semester||3rd Semester||4th Semester||Refund Policy|
|† Tuition †||$399.00 PCH||$399.00 PCH||$399.00 PCH||$399.00 PCH||See Student Handbook|
|Background Check & Immunization Tracker||$89.00||$54.00||$54.00||$54.00||Non-Refundable|
|Uniforms & Lab Coats||$150.00||N/A||N/A||N/A||See Bookstore|
|Watch with second hand||$30.00||N/A||N/A||N/A||Student|
|Immunizations & CPR Certificate/TB Screening||Cost varies depending on source||Cost varies depending on source||Cost varies depending on source||Cost varies depending on source||Student|
|Laptop||Cost varies depending on source||Cost varies depending on source||Cost varies depending on source||Cost varies depending on source||Student|
|Personal Health Insurance||Cost varies depending on source||Cost varies depending on source||Cost varies depending on source||Cost varies depending on source||Student|
|Pinning Costs (hat, lamp, & pin)||N/A||N/A||N/A||$100.00||Student|
|Clinical Parking Fees & Namebadges Fees||Varies by site||Varies by site||Varies by site||Varies by site||Student|
|Licensure & NCLEX Fees||N/A||N/A||N/A||$350.00||Student|
† Regional rates- PCH-Per Credit Hour. Tuition is subject to federal and state funding opportunities, but not to main campus institutional aid. †
For more information, visit Kentucky Board of Nursing Incentive Scholarship Fund.
For more information, contact Financial Aid at (270) 789-5013.
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Associate Degree Nursing Accreditation
The Associate Degree Nursing Program is approved by the Kentucky Board of Nursing.
Careers in Nursing
- General Nurse Practitioner
- Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist
- Gerontological Nurse Practitioner
- Pain Management Nurse
- Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
- Certified Nurse Midwife
- Family Nurse Practitioner
- Informatics Nurse
- Clinical Nurse Specialist
- Nursing Administrator
- Neonatal Nurse
- Medical-Surgical Nurse