Competence. Caring. Compassion.
Campbellsville University School of Nursing provides education to students seeking entry into the nursing profession as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Upon successful completion of the curriculum requirements, students will become Licensed Practical Nurses “LPN” by successfully passing the NCLEX-PN® exam. LPNs are valued in the healthcare community and can serve in many diverse roles. Within 3 semesters you will be a working professional within primary care clinics, acute care hospitals, long-term care facilities, and more!
The mission of the Practical Nursing program at Campbellsville University is to motivate students to apply clinical judgment and critical thinking skills acquired through knowledge and experience. Our nursing students and graduates will uphold the dignity, respect, and culturally diverse values of all persons, lead and empower others through Christian service, and promote health through innovative and holistic care.
Licensed Practical Nurses provide services such as medication and treatment administration, obtaining vital signs, supervision of nurse aides and ancillary personnel, and development of medical histories. Contact the Campbellsville University School of Nursing to learn more about our nursing programs and how to prepare for a rewarding career in nursing. You can realize your dream of becoming an LPN by calling today!
- Enrollment in the Practical Nursing programs may be limited due to resources and/or volume of applicants.
- Admission to the University does not guarantee admission to the Practical Nursing program. Applicants must be officially accepted into the program prior to enrolling in any nursing course.
PRACTICAL NURSING END OF PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (EPSLOs)
- Engage in holistic practice that respects the dignity, diversity, and self-determination of patients and their families.
- Provide safe, competent, quality care that is evidence-based and promotes the health of patients within the context of the family and community.
- Model accountability and integrity according to the scope and standards of practice for a practical nurse.
- Provide culturally, ethnically, and socially appropriate care to patients and their family members.
- Use the nursing process, clinical reasoning, and caring and compassionate behaviors to make best practice decisions.
- Collaborate and communicate effectively with patients, families, and members of the interprofessional team to coordinate holistic care.
- Engage in practices that will promote a professional journey toward scholarship, fellowship, effective stewardship, and Christian Servant Leadership.
Applying to the School of Nursing
- A minimum score of 80 on the National League for Nursing (NLN) Pre-licensure Examination
- Successful completion of an SRNA course with certification. This certification must be active, in good standing, without restrictions.
- Current CPR Certification by the American Heart Association for Healthcare Providers Basic Life Support (BLS).
- Required immunizations are up-to-date.
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, 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.
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.
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 this process accurately.
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.
- August 12th, 2021 @ 5:00 PM held at Central Kentucky Career Academy (CKCA)
- August 26th, 2021 @ 5:00 PM held at Central Kentucky Career Academy (CKCA)
- September 9th, 2021 @ 5:00 PM held at Central Kentucky Career Academy (CKCA)
- September 23rd, 2021 @ 5:00 PM held at Central Kentucky Career Academy (CKCA)
- October 7th, 2021 @ 5:00 PM held at Central Kentucky Career Academy (CKCA)
Upcoming Spring 2022 PAC dates: TBA
- September 2nd @ 5:00pm
- September 16th @5:00pm
Contact Mrs. Sharon Blair at (859) 605-1389 Ext 9056 to schedule.
First Semester – 16 Credit Hours
- PN 100 Foundations of Practical Nursing
- PSY 111 General Psychology
- PN 120 Human Sciences for Nursing
- PN 101 Adult Health Nursing I
Second Semester – 16 Credit Hours
- PN 200 Pharmacology
- PN 201 Adult Health Nursing II
- PN 203 Maternity and Pediatric Nursing
- PN 303 Psychiatric Nursing
Third Semester – 15 Credit Hours
- PN 301 Adult Health Nursing III
- ENG 111 Freshman Composition I
- PN 304 Professional Nursing Capstone
PN 100 – Foundations of Practical Nursing: (5 Hours) This course focuses on the basic nursing care needs of the adult client, according to Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. Students will learn holistic care of the physical, spiritual, emotional, and psychosocial needs of the client across the lifespan. Emphasis will be placed on safe, effective care that addresses client safety, communication, cultural awareness, and legal and ethical issues in nursing. Students will be introduced to nursing process and the scope of practice for practical nursing. Students will learn the importance of documentation and interdisciplinary communication in the clinical setting. In the clinical component of this course, students will be introduced to psychomotor and assessment skills needed to meet the basic human needs of clients. Co-requisite: PN 120, PSY 111.
PSY 111 – General Psychology: (3 Hours) 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.
PN 120 – Human Sciences for Nursing: (5 Hours) This course focuses on the normal anatomy and physiology of the human body. The development and function of body systems including their interactions with each other will be discussed. Emphasis will also be given to alterations in structure and function of body systems as well as the body as a whole system. A laboratory component will be included. Co-requisite: PN 100, PN 101
PN 101 – Adult Health Nursing I: (3 Hours) This course addresses health and wellness in the aging adult client. Healthy aging will be discussed, along with psychosocial concerns associated with aging. Students will identify safety and security concerns for the older adult client and will recognize community agencies and facilities that provide a continuum of care to elderly clients including hospitals, home care, assisted living, long-term care, and hospice care. Students will participate in a clinical rotation in a setting that provides basic geriatric care, using skill set attained in PN 100 and those attained in this course. Pre-requisite: PN 100, PSY 111; Co-requisite: PN 120
PN 200 – Pharmacology: (3 Hours) This course provides the student with knowledge of specific drug groups, classifications, generic nomenclature, pharmacological interventions, therapeutic effects, adverse effects, contraindications, and expected outcomes of medication therapies. Students will learn and practice how to administer drugs correctly and safely. Students will learn and practice dimensional analysis arithmetic to master drug calculations needed to ensure safe dosing when administering medications. Pre-requisite: PN 100, PSY 111, PN 120, PN 101; Co-requisite: PN 201
PN 201 – Adult Health Nursing II: (6 Hours) This course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide nursing care to adult patients in the acute care setting. The course focuses on nursing care before, during and after surgical procedures and treatment of acute and chronic medical conditions requiring hospitalization. An intravenous therapy seminar that meets the Kentucky Board of Nursing requirements is included in this course. Students will participate in a clinical rotation in a setting that provides acute care, using skill sets attained in PN 100, PN 101, and those attained in this course. Pre-requisite: PN 100, PSY 111, PN 120, PN 101; Co-requisite: PN 200
PN 203 – Maternity and Pediatric Nursing: (4 Hours) This course explores health promotion and illness prevention of women from the prenatal to postnatal period and the growth and development of the newborn from conception to adolescence. Normal growth and development, as well as, deviations from normal, are explored in the course. The focus is on nursing care concepts necessary to provide a safe, effective care environment for the mother, newborn and child. Students will participate in clinical rotation in a setting that provides maternal, newborn, and pediatric care, using skill sets attained in PN 100, PN 101, PN 201, and those attained in this course. Pre-requisite: PN 100, PSY 111, PN 120, PN 101, PN 201, PN 200; Co-requisite: PN 303
PN 303 – Psychiatric Nursing: (3 Hours) This course will explore mental health and psychopathological issues across the life span and the nurse’s role in promoting mental health for psychiatric and behavioral phenomena. Concepts related to safety, quality of care, ethical/legal issues, addictive illnesses, community support, effective communication and treatment modalities is discussed. Students will participate in a clinical rotation in a setting that provides psychiatric care. Pre-requisite: PN 100, PSY 111, PN 120, PN 101, PN 201, PN 200; Co-requisite: PN 203
PN 301 – Adult Health Nursing III: (6 Hours) This course focuses on health promotion, health maintenance and disease prevention among populations. The course assists students to recognize and analyze the interrelationships between individuals, families, population groups, and communities in determining the health status of each. Students will participate in a clinical rotation in a setting that provides community health care, using skill sets attained in PN 100, PN 101, PN 201, PN 303, and those attained in this course. Pre-requisite: PN 100, PSY 111, PN 120, PN 101, PN 201, PN 200, PN 203, PN 303; Co-requisite: PN 304, ENG 111
ENG 111 – Freshman Composition I: (3 Hours) A course in writing as a recursive process involving the discovery and communication of meaning. The students write, revise, and edit 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.
PN 304 – Professional Nursing Capstone: (6 Hours) This course will address professional nursing standards, laws and ethical principles, safe practice, communication, and leadership. Students will be guided through the processes associated with preparing for and taking the NCLEX-PN®, seeking a nursing position, and transition from a nursing student to an entry level professional nurse. A 120-hour practicum will be completed within this course in accordance with the regulations of the Kentucky Board of Nursing. Pre-requisite: PN 100, PSY 111, PN 120, PN 101, PN 201, PN 200, PN 203, PN 303; Co-requisite: PN 301, ENG 111
Ms. Shiphrah Mosemann
Practical Nursing Program Secretary
School of Nursing, Campbellsville
Approximate Cost of the Practical Nursing Program
|Cost Item||1st Semester||2nd Semester||3rd Semester||Refund Policy|
|$399.00 charged per Credit Hour for Tuition Includes:|
ExamSoft™, Go React®, Swift River®
Evolve/Elsevier HESI® Package includes: HESI®/Saunders Online Review for the NCLEX-PN® Exam, Elsevier Adaptive Quizzing for the NCLEX-PN® Exam, HESI® Patient Reviews with PN Case Studies and Practice Tests, Standardized HESI® exams for each course, Standardized PN Exit HESI® Exam.
Background Checks-One background check prior to each semester.
CastleBranch™ and CB Bridges™- Track immunizations; CPR Certification; TB Blood Assay, etc. for clinical facilities.
Uniforms-Two Uniforms/two scrub jackets/Nametag.
Nursing Skills Pack-All items needed to perform nursing skills throughout the program.
Textbooks- All required textbooks/Nursing Central™.
Drug Screens-One per semester; random screening, as requested, or as needed.
Professional Liability Insurance-Coverage for each semester.
NCLEX-PN® Review Course (HURST®)
|$ 6,384.00||$ 6,384.00||$ 5,985.00||See Handbook|
|Shoes||Cost Varies||N/A||N/A||Student Purchase|
|Watch with Second Hand||Cost Varies||N/A||N/A||Student Purchase|
|Immunizations/TB Screening- Testing/Annual Physical Examination/CPR||Cost Varies Depending on Vendor||Renewal Fees Vary||Renewal Fees Vary||Student Purchase|
|Laptop||Cost Varies||N/A||N/A||Student Purchase|
|Personal Health Insurance||Cost Varies Depending on Vendor||Renewal Fees Vary||Renewal Fees Vary||Student Purchase|
|Approximate Pinning Costs (Hat, Lamp and Pin)||N/A||N/A||$72 and up (depending on pin design)||Student Purchase/Non-Refundable|
|Clinical Parking Fees/Clinical Agency Name Badge Fees||Varies by Site||Varies by Site||Varies by Site||Student Purchase|
|Licensure/NCLEX Fees||N/A||N/A||$398.25||Student Purchase|