Associate Degree Nursing Program
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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.
Associate Degree Nursing
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
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.
Upcoming Conferences – Sept. 5-6, 2017 beginning at 5 p.m. in the Bennett-Smith Nursing Building.
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.
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.
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 he/she has taken will fulfill the requirements for graduation.
ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN NURSING – 72
Prerequisite 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
For core requirements, general education requirements, electives and course descriptions, please see the undergraduate catalog link under Program Resources.
Caring, Competence, Compassion
NLN Pre-Admission Exam
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.
- Sept. 23, 2017 – Saturday beginning at 8:00 a.m.
- Sept. 30, 2017 – Saturday beginning at 8:00 a.m.
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|
|* COURSE FEE||$560.00*||$270.00*||$270.00*||$270.00*|
|BACKGROUND CK/IMMUNIZATION TRACKER||$89.00||$54.00||$54.00||$54.00|
|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 AND 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|
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: kbn.ky.gov/education/nisf/
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 Campbellsville University Financial Aid
$1,500 student scholarship opportunity F.A. Davis
Other scholarships are available for Campbellsville University students. For more information contact : Financial Aid at (270) 789-5013
Associate Degree Nursing Accreditation
The Associate Degree Nursing Program is Approved by the KY Board of Nursing
Campbellsville University Accreditation – https://www.campbellsville.edu/nursing/2016/07/29/accreditation/