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 three 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 think critically through knowledge and experience. Our nursing students and graduates will value diverse perspectives, lead, and empower others through Christian service, and promote health through innovative 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 program and how to prepare for a rewarding career in nursing. You can realize your dream of becoming an LPN by calling today!
PRACTICAL NURSING END OF PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (EPSLOs)
In order to be considered for admission or to be retained in the program after admission all applicants should possess:
The A2 will test applicants in two or three academic areas – English Language, Math, and Science – and one personal assessment area. The A2 is a requirement of the application process for the Practical Nursing program.
Please carefully review all information in this section regarding testing time frames, the number of attempts allowed, and requirements for the testing experience.
Applicants must choose the exam SPECIFIC to the campus and program for which they apply. DETAILS ARE LISTED BELOW.
Please follow all HESI ®Test Taker Portal instructions carefully to ensure a smooth test-taking experience.
Practical Nurse Applicants:
HESI® Admission Assessment (A2) Pre-Licensure Examination (required cumulative score of at least 74%)
Selected exams for the Practical Nursing program are:
The HESI® Admission Assessment (A2) exam may be taken up to 2 times per admission period, not to exceed 4 times in a year. Results are valid for 2 calendar years from the date of the exam.
Students applying for spring admission should take the HESI® Admission Assessment (A2) Exam from May 16th to November 14th.
In conjunction with 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.
In conjunction with 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.
In conjunction with 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 provided to you. Pre-Admission conference dates are listed below.
Upcoming Spring 2024 PAC dates: TBA
First Semester – 16 Credit Hours
Second Semester – 16 Credit Hours
Third Semester – 15 Credit Hours
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
|Cost Item||1st Semester||2nd Semester||3rd Semester||Refund Policy|
|$424.00 charged per Credit Hour for Tuition Includes:|
ExamSoft™, CJ Sim Next Gen Quizzing®
Evolve/Elsevier HESI® Package includes: HESI®/Saunders Online Review for the NCLEX-PN® Exam, Elsevier Adaptive Quizzing for the NCLEX-PN® Exam, HESI® Patient Reviews with PN Case Studies and Practice Tests, Standardized HESI® exams for each course, Standardized PN Exit HESI® Exams.
Background Checks-One background check prior to each semester.
CastleBranch™ and CB Bridges™- Track immunizations; CPR Certification; TB Blood Assay, etc. for clinical facilities.
Uniforms-Two Uniforms/two scrub jackets/Nametag.
Nursing Skills Pack-All items needed to perform nursing skills throughout the program.
Textbooks- All required textbooks/Nursing Central™.
Drug Screens-One per semester; random screening, as requested, or as needed.
Professional Liability Insurance-Coverage for each semester.
NCLEX-PN® Review Course (HURST®)
|$ 6,784.00||$ 6,784.00||$ 6,360.00||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|
Effective March 8, 2023, this nursing program is a candidate for initial accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. This candidacy status expires on March 8, 2025.
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326