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Caring, Competence, 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: Campbellsville Harrodsburg

Nursing Degrees

A.D.N.
B.S.

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 Requirements

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 jbricherson@campbellsville.edu for information.

Campbellsville Campus – RN applicants only

  • Feb. 23, 2019
  • April 27, 2019
  • June 29, 2019

Campbellsville Campus – LPN applicants only

  • Feb. 9, 2019
  • March 23, 2019

Harrodsburg Campus – RN applicants only

  • Feb. 9, 2019
  • April 13, 2019
  • June 8, 2019

Harrodsburg Campus – LPN applications only

  • Jan. 26, 2019
  • March 2, 2019

Register Here!   NLN Quick Tips

Applying for the Associate Degree in Nursing

Concurrent Enrollment Plan for the Associate in Nursing and BSN

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 6 prerequisite courses:

  • Anatomy and Physiology I
  • Anatomy and Physiology II
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Freshman Composition I
  • College Math
  • General Psychology

NLN Pre-Admission Exam Requirement

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.

RN- Pre- Admission Conference

  • Harrodsburg Campus – March 19, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.
  • Campbellsville Campus – March 12, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.
  • Campbellsville Campus – March 13, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

PN (LPN) Pre- Admission Conference

  • Campbellsville Campus – March 18, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

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 program is offered in Campbellsville and Harrodsburg.
Campbellsville Program Contact

Campbellsville Program Contact

Jennifer Richerson
Executive Assistant
School of Nursing

(270) 789-5155

Harrodsburg Program Contact

Harrodsburg Program Contact

Nancy Holland
Program Secretary
School of Nursing, Harrodsburg

(859) 605-9012


Curriculum Requirements

Associate Degree in Nursing
The Associate in Nursing 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 Math

First Semester – 13

  • NUR 100 Nursing Fundamentals
  • ENG 112 Freshman Composition II
  • HP 180 Principles of Wellness

Second Semester – 12

  • NUR 103 Medical-Surgical Nursing I
  • NUR 200 Psychiatric Nursing

Third Semester – 12

  • NUR 211 Maternal Child Nursing Care.
  • MAC 120 Fundamentals of Speech
  • NUR 204 Pharmacology of Nursing

Fourth Semester – 14

Take each course on this list – 11

  • NUR 201 Medical-Surgical Nursing II
  • NUR 203 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

Course Descriptions

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 – Nursing Fundamentals: will be taken the first semester. This course is (7) seven credit hours. (This course is designed to introduce the associate degree nursing student to cognitive, interpersonal, and psychomotor skills. Attention will be given to the theoretical and clinical knowledge needed to make sound judgments and perform nursing activities for clients experiencing health problems with predictable outcomes.)
  • 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 I: will be taken the 2nd semester. This course is (8) eight credit hours. (This course focuses on the application of the nursing process as it relates to health promotion and care of adults with acute and chronic health care alterations.)
  • NUR 200 – Mental Health-Psychiatric: will be taken the 2nd semester. This course is (4) four credit hours. (Commonly occurring psychiatric disorders and the nursing care associated with these disorders will be the focus of the course.)
  • 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 203 – Professional Nursing and Applications to Practice: will be taken the fourth semester. This course is designed to apprise the student of the professional role and responsibilities of the nurse.  Topics covered in the course are: delegation of responsibility, setting priorities, quality improvement, career development, ethical issues and time management.  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.  The course is (5) credit hours: 2.5 didactic and 2.5 clinical.
  • NUR 204 – Pharmacology for Nurses: will be taken the third semester.  This course is (3) three credit hours. (This course explores the basic principles of pharmacology and the nursing process as it relates to drug therapy. Pharmacologic intervention will be reviewed from the context of nursing implications and responsibilities.)

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 Semester
Tuition$12,450.00$12,450.00$12,450.00$12,450.00
Room/Board$4850.00$4850.00$4850.00$4850.00
Technology Fee$150.00$150.00$150.00$150.00
Student Activity Fee$100.00$100.00$100.00$100.00
Books$700.00$650.00$575.00$300.00
*Course Fee$456.00*$180.00*$180.00*$590.00*
Background Check & Immunization Tracker$89.00$54.00$54.00$54.00
Drug Screen$25.00$25.00$25.00$25.00
Uniforms & Lab Coats$150.00N/AN/AN/A
Name Badge$10.00N/AN/AN/A
Shoes$75.00N/AN/AN/A
Watch with second hand$30.00N/AN/AN/A
Immunizations & CPR Certificate/TB ScreeningCost varies depending on sourceRenewal fees varyRenewal fees varyRenewal fees vary
LaptopCost variesN/AN/AN/A
Personal Health InsuranceCost varies depending on sourceRenewal fees varyRenewal fees varyRenewal fees vary
Graduation FeeN/AN/AN/A$100.00
Pinning Costs (hat, lamp, & pin)N/AN/AN/A$65.00
Clinical Parking Fees & Namebadges FeesVaries by siteVaries by siteVaries by siteVaries by site
Licensure & NCLEX FeesN/AN/AN/A$350.00

Harrodsburg Cost

Fee1st Semester2nd Semester3rd Semester4th SemesterRefund Policy
† Tuition †$399.00 PCH$399.00 PCH$399.00 PCH$399.00 PCHSee Student Handbook
*Course Fee*$472.00*$187.00*$187.00*$597.00*Non-Refundable
Background Check & Immunization Tracker$89.00$54.00$54.00$54.00Non-Refundable
Drug Screen$25.00$25.00$25.00$25.00Non-Refundable
Uniforms & Lab Coats$150.00N/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 varies depending on sourceCost varies depending on sourceCost varies depending on sourceCost varies depending on sourceStudent
Personal Health InsuranceCost varies depending on sourceCost varies depending on sourceCost varies depending on sourceCost varies depending on sourceStudent
Graduation FeeN/AN/AN/AN/AStudent
Pinning Costs (hat, lamp, & pin)N/AN/AN/A$100.00Student
Clinical Parking Fees & Namebadges FeesVaries by siteVaries by siteVaries by siteVaries by siteStudent
Licensure & NCLEX FeesN/AN/AN/A$350.00Student
* Course fees include Skills Pack, HESI Testing Package, HURST review and Liability Insurance. Transfer/LPN students entering 2nd semester will have an additional fee of $255.00 for Skills Pack and nametag.*

† Regional rates- PCH-Per Credit Hour. Tuition is subject to federal and state funding opportunities, but not to main campus institutional aid. †

Nursing Scholarships

Campbellsville University Scholarships and Grants
For Campbellsville University scholarships and grants, visit Financial Aid.
Dr. William H. Olson Scholarship Trust
Eligible to graduates of Campbellsville High School, Taylor County High School and Green County High School who wish to pursue undergraduate college education in fields related to medicine or nursing. The successful applicants for the Dr. William H. Olson Scholarship awards demonstrate in character, academic achievement, community service and overall ability in addition to a mature commitment to the medical or nursing fields either in research or clinical medicine. Information and applications for scholarship consideration will be provided to each of the eligible schools through their administration and guidance counselor programs.

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 Board, using specified criteria. The amount of each scholarship is $3000.00 per year.

For more information, visit Kentucky Board of Nursing Incentive Scholarship Fund.

Citizens Bank Scholarship
The University will administer (select and award) the scholarship. The first criteria established is preference to Taylor County residents. Second consideration is to residents of contiguous counties. Students must have financial need.

For more information, contact Financial Aid at (270) 789-5013.

F.A. Davis Nursing Scholarships
F.A. Davis offers two $1,500 nursing scholarships annually to one undergraduate and to one graduate nursing student who is studying in the U.S. or Canada.

For more information, visit F.A. Davis Company.


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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