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Competence…Caring…Compassion

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.

 

 

 

Courses Offered at:
  • All Locations
  • Campbellsville
  • Harrodsburg
  • Online
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Nursing Degrees


Applying to the School of Nursing

How to Apply

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.

Admission Requirements

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.

NLN-Pre-Admission Exam

Prior to applying to the School of Nursing, NLN testing is required.

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Pre-Admissions Background Check

Prior to applying to the School of Nursing, a Background check is required.

Register Here will direct you to the Castle Branch application site to complete the process. Please review the “Background Check Instruction Guide,” prior to beginning, and follow the step by step instructions provided to complete this process accurately.

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Pre-Admission CANS - Central Registry Check

Prior to applying to the School of Nursing, a Central Registry Check is required.
Register Here will direct you to the Kentucky Online Gateway site to complete the application, please review the “Central Registry Check Instruction Guide,” prior to beginning, and follow the step-by-step instructions provided to complete this process accurately.

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Pre- Admissions NurseTim Student Success 6 Pack

Prior to applying to the School of Nursing, registering for NurseTim and completion of viewing the “Student Success 6 Pack,” is required.

Please review the “NurseTim Instruction Guide,” prior to beginning, and follow the step-by-step instructions provided to complete the process accurately.

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Applying for the Associate Degree in Nursing or Associate of Applied Science in Nursing

Concurrent Enrollment Plan for the Associate in Nursing and BSN

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.

Pre-Admission Conference Dates

All students seeking Admission must attend a PAC (Pre-Admission Conference) prior to application.

Once you have attended the mandatory conference your application packet will be emailed to you.  Pre-Admission conference dates are listed below.

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Campbellsville Location 

Main Campus – Fall 2021 

  • Monday, Sept. 20th at 4 PM
  • Tuesday, Sept. 28th at 4 PM
  • Wednesday, Oct. 6th at 4 PM
  • Friday, Oct. 22nd at 10 AM
  • Monday, Oct. 25th at 4 PM
  • Tuesday, Nov. 2nd at 4 PM

Main Campus – Spring 2022 

  • Monday, Feb. 28th at 4 PM
  • Wednesday, Mar. 16th at 4 PM
  • Thursday, Mar. 24th at 4 PM
  • Friday, Apr. 1st at 10 AM
  • Monday, Apr. 4th at 10 AM
  • Tuesday, Apr. 12th at 4 PM

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Harrodsburg Location
Harrodsburg – Spring 2022

  • March 11, 2021 at 5:00 PM
  • March 25, 2021 at 5:00 PM
  • April 8, 2021 at 5:00 PM
  • April 22, 2021 at 5:00 PM
  • August 5, 2021 at 5:00pm
  • August 19, 2021 at 5:00pm
  • September 2, 2021 at 5:00pm
  • September 16, 2021 at 5:00pm

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Pre-Requisite Course Requirements

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.

 

 


Program Contact

Program Locations
The Associate in Nursing and Associate of Applied Science in Nursing programs are offered in Campbellsville and Harrodsburg.
Campbellsville Program Contact

Campbellsville Program Contact

Mrs. LaDonna Eastham
Secretary
School of Nursing

(270) 789-5155

lpeastham@campbellsville.edu

Harrodsburg Program Contact

Harrodsburg Program Contact

Mrs. Tonia Walker
ADN Program Coordinator
School of Nursing, Harrodsburg

(859) 605-1389 ext. 9018

trwalker@campbellsville.edu

 

 

 

 


Curriculum Requirements

Associate Degree in Nursing
The Associate in Nursing and Associate in Applied Science requires 72 program hours.
Required Courses

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 Mathematics

First Semester – 13

  • NUR 100 Fundamentals of Nursing
  • ENG 112 Freshman Composition II
  • NUR 206 Pathophysiology

Second Semester – 11

  • NUR 103 Medical-Surgical Nursing I
  • NUR 204 Pharmacology of Nurses

Third Semester – 13

  • NUR 211 Maternal-Child Nursing
  • NUR 200 Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing
  • MAC 120 Fundamentals of Speech or MAC 140 Introduction to Communication

Fourth Semester – 14

Take each course on this list – 11

  • NUR 201 Medical-Surgical Nursing II
  • NUR 300 Professional Nursing and Applications 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

Course Descriptions

First Six Courses are Pre-Requisites

  • PSY 111 – General Psychology (Credits: 3) This is an introductory course in psychology designed to acquaint students with such topics as psychological research, physiological processes, learning, development, and theories of personality.
  • BIO 221 – Anatomy and Physiology I (Credits: 4) An introduction to the structure and function of the human body including the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems. If a professional or graduate school requires anatomy and physiology, four hours can be counted on a biology major or minor; however, to receive four hours of credit, the student must complete the sequence, I and II. Includes one 150-minute laboratory per week. Students cannot enroll in this course if they are not academically eligible to enroll in ENG 111 and MTH 111 or are required to take GS 110. BIO 110 or CHE 110 recommended.
  • BIO 222 – Anatomy and Physiology II (Credits:4) A continuation of BIO 221 that covers the endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, excretory, and reproductive systems.
    Prerequisites: BIO 221 with a C or better or consent of instructor.
    Lecture/Lab: Includes one 150-minute laboratory per week.
  • ENG 111 – Freshman Composition I (Credits: 3) A course in writing as a recursive process involving the discovery and communication of meaning. The students write, revise, and edits texts with the aim of communicating with various audiences of readers. Students whose final grades are lower than “C” must retake ENG 111 the next semester.
  • BIO 322 – Medical Microbiology (Credits: 4) A study of microorganisms and their relation to health and disease for nursing students.
    Prerequisites: BIO 221 with a grade of “C” or better or BIO 200
    Lecture/Lab: (three-hour lecture; two-hour lab) Credit does not apply to a major or minor in biology.
  • MTH 110 – College Mathematics (Credits: 3) This course is designed as a terminal course in mathematics in the general education curriculum and does not assume any algebraic or geometric background on the part of the student. The objective of the course is to acquaint the student with the various branches of mathematics to the modern world. This course will not count toward mathematics major or minor programs.
    • (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 (Credits: 3) A course in argumentative and persuasive writing and academic discourse. Students practice rhetorical strategies and scholarly methods as they perform assigned research and writing projects. Students whose final grades are lower than “C” must retake ENG 112 the following semester.
    Prerequisites: ENG 111.

    • 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 (Credits: 7) 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.
  • NUR 206 – Pathophysiology (Credits: 3) 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 103 – Medical-Surgical Nursing I (Credits: 8) 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 204 – Pharmacology for Nurses (Credits: 3) 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 211 – Maternal-Child Nursing (Credits: 6) 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.
  • MAC 120 – Fundamentals of Speech (Credits: 3) This is a general education course that guides the student in developing a positive attitude toward public speaking and in increasing confidence in his or her own speaking skills.
  • MAC 140 – Introduction to Communication (Credits: 3) This course will provide an overview of the many different types of communication, including interpersonal, group, public, mass, verbal, nonverbal, computer-mediated, organizational and intercultural communication.
  • NUR 200 – Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing (Credits: 4) 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.
  • NUR 201 – Medical-Surgical II (Credits: 6) This course builds upon concepts taught in the first Medical-Surgical course. Emphasis is given on advanced nursing care for clients with comorbid conditions and life-threatening alternations in health in critical care settings.
  • NUR 300 – Professional Nursing and Applications to Practice (Credits: 5) 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.
  • CHS 111 – Introduction to Old Testament Study (Credits: 3) A survey of the Old Testament dealing with its backgrounds, customs, history, formation, theologies, and interpretation.
    Required: Required for areas, major or minors in Christian Studies.
  • CHS 121 – Introduction to New Testament Study (Credits: 3) A survey of the New Testament including the study of its history, formation, theologies, and interpretation.
    Required: Required for areas, major or minors in Christian Studies.
  • CHS 130 – Christ and Culture (Credits: 3) Relates the vital issues of the Christian faith to the contemporary scene.
  • PHI 241 – Introduction to Philosophy (Credits: 3) A survey of philosophical questions and major Western philosophical traditions.
  • NUR 099 – Strategies and Opportunities for Success (Credits: 2) This course is (2) two credit hours and is designed for the student identified to be at risk for unsuccessful profgression 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 manegement strategies, utilize a variety of study methods, incorporate test-taking techniques, and identify relevant resources.

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

Campbellsville Cost

Fee1st Semester2nd Semester3rd Semester4th SemesterRefund Policy
Tuition$12,450.00$12,450.00$12,450.00$12,450.00See Student Handbook
Room/Board$4,850.00$4,850.00$4,850.00$4,850.00See Student Handbook
Technology Fee$150.00$150.00$150.00$150.00See Bookstore
Student Activity Fee$100.00$100.00$100.00$100.00Non-Refundable
Books$317.00$459.00$433.33$383.35See Bookstore
*Course Fee$1,146.00*$587.00*$647.00*$937.00*Student
Uniforms & Lab Coats$200.00
Approximate Cost
N/AN/AN/AStudent
Shoes$75.00N/AN/AN/AStudent
Watch with second hand$30.00N/AN/AN/AStudent
Immunizations & CPR Certificate/TB ScreeningCost varies depending on sourceRenewal fees varyRenewal fees varyRenewal fees varyStudent
LaptopCost variesN/AN/AN/AStudent
Personal Health InsuranceCost varies depending on sourceRenewal fees varyRenewal fees varyRenewal fees varyStudent
Graduation FeeN/AN/AN/A$100.00Student
Pinning Costs (hat, lamp, & pin)N/AN/AN/A$65.00Student
Clinical Parking Fees & Namebadges FeesVaries by siteVaries by siteVaries by siteVaries by siteStudent
Licensure & NCLEX FeesN/AN/AN/A$400.00Student
*Course Fees*- Course Fee includes Skills Pack, HESI Testing Package, Case study, Adaptive Quizzing Package, ExamSoft, Drug Screening, Background Fee, Castle Branch Requirements, and Student Liability Insurance. 4th semester course fees also include HURST-NCLEX Review. Transfer Students entering 2nd or 3rd Semesters will have an additional fee of $427.00 for a Nursing Skills Pack.

Harrodsburg Cost

Fee1st Semester2nd Semester3rd Semester4th SemesterRefund Policy
† Tuition †$399.00 PCH$399.00 PCH$399.00 PCH$399.00 PCHSee Student Handbook
Room/Board$4,100.00$4,100.00$4,100.00$4,100.00See Student Handbook
Books$317.00$459.80$433.33$383.35See Bookstore
*Course Fee*$1,146.00*$587.00*$647.00*$937.00*Non-Refundable
Uniforms & Lab Coats$200.00
Approximate Cost
N/AN/AN/ASee Bookstore
Shoes$75.00N/AN/AN/AStudent
Watch with second hand$30.00N/AN/AN/AStudent
Immunizations & CPR Certificate/TB ScreeningCost varies depending on sourceCost varies depending on sourceCost varies depending on sourceCost varies depending on sourceStudent
LaptopCost variesCost variesCost variesCost variesStudent
Personal Health InsuranceCost varies depending on sourceCost varies depending on sourceCost varies depending on sourceCost varies depending on sourceStudent
Graduation FeeN/AN/AN/A$100.00Student
Pinning Costs (hat, lamp, & pin)N/AN/AN/A$65.00Student
Clinical Parking Fees & Namebadges FeesVaries by siteVaries by siteVaries by siteVaries by siteStudent
Licensure & NCLEX FeesN/AN/AN/A$400.00Student
*Course Fees*- Course Fee includes Skills Pack, HESI Testing Package, Case study, Adaptive Quizzing Package, ExamSoft, Drug Screening, Background Fee, Castle Branch Requirements, and Student Liability Insurance. 4th semester course fees also include HURST-NCLEX Review. Transfer Students entering 2nd or 3rd Semesters will have an additional fee of $427.00 for a Nursing Skills Pack.

 

 

 

Nursing Scholarships

Tom Smith Scholarship

  • Recipient must be a Nursing student
  • Intention to practice nursing in a rural community
  • Financial Need

Healing Hands Scholarship

    • Recipient must be a Nursing student
    • 3.0 GPA current and maintained
    • High School Graduate from Taylor County or Campbellsville
      2nd preference: Green LaRue, Marion, and Adair County High School graduates

Padgett Scholarship

  • Recipient must be a health-related major
Not restricted to nursing – it can be awarded to any health-related major including any of our preparatory areas such as physical therapy, dentistry, medicine, etc.

Givan Scholarship

  • Recipient must be a Nursing student

Frances Clinkscales Scholarship

  • Recipient must be a Nursing student

Fox Scholarship

  • Recipient must be a Nursing student

Terry & Judy Dabney Scholarship

  • 1st preference: 2nd year student working toward a RN degree
  • 2nd preference: student seeking RN to BSN
  • Scholarship can be renewed with a minimum 3.0 GPA

The Lady Bug Nursing Scholarship

  • Successful applicants for the Ladybug Scholarship demonstrate excellence in character, academic achievement, community service and overall ability in addition to a mature commitment to nursing
  • Have a 3.0 GPA or higher in a nursing program at CU
  • Letter from the Applicant stating educational background, financial need, career goals, and educational objective specific to achieving these goals
  • 2 Letters of personal recommendations
  • Proof of enrollment in the Campbellsville University nursing program

Dr. William Olson Scholarship

  • The Trustees of the Dr. William H. Olson Scholarship Trust have generously endowed this scholarship to help eligible students from Taylor County High School, Campbellsville High School and Green County High School pursue undergraduate educational programs related to the medical field of study.Successful applicants for the Dr. William H Olson Scholarship demonstrate excellence in character, academic achievement, community service and overall ability in addition to a mature commitment to the medical fields either in research or in clinical practice. Information and applications for scholarship consideration can be obtained at the eligible schools through their guidance counselor programs and at the Main Office of the Citizens Bank & Trust Company of Campbellsville, or online at https://www.cbtky.com/william-olson-scholarship. Applications are due in the spring and awards are distributed in the fall.

Kentucky Board of Nursing Incentive Scholarship Fund

  • The NISF provides scholarships to Kentucky residents who will be attending approved prelicensure nursing programs (registered nurse or practical nurse) or graduate nursing programs. NISF recipients are selected individually by the KY Board of Nursing, using specified criteria. The amount of each scholarship is $3000.00 per year. For more information, visit https://kbn.ky.gov/nisf

The Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association

  • General Scholarship Program
Open to all currently enrolled nursing students across the country, the General Scholarship Program awards these scholarship funds based on a set of criteria established by the sponsor of the scholarship.  These scholarships typically reflect a specific area of specialization within the nursing profession such as oncology, critical care, or emergency nursing or a certain population of the nursing profession that is often under represented.  Funding is up to $7,500 per academic year. For more information, visit forevernursing.org

F.A Davis

  • A. Davis is dedicated to developing teaching and learning solutions that meet the needs of nursing and health science students, educators, and practitioners. As part of our commitment to the future of nursing and health science education, we are proud to offer scholarships twice a year to support those aspiring to work in healthcare. Award amount: 3 awards of $1,000. For more information, visit https://www.fadavis.com/scholarship

Health Resources & Services Administration

Nurse Corps Scholarship Program

As a student accepted or enrolled in a diploma, associate, baccalaureate, or graduate degree nursing program, you can receive funding for tuition, fees, and other educational costs. In exchange, you must work at an eligible facility with critical shortage of nurses—a Critical Shortage Facility (CSF—upon graduation. For more information, visit https://bhw.hrsa.gov/loansscholarships

 

 

 


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
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