Traditional BSN Owensboro Extension Program
The University of Louisville School of Nursing offers an innovative Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) curriculum designed to prepare professional nurses to work in a changing health care system. The curriculum is two tiered and encompasses lower division general studies courses that can be completed at any accredited university or college and one part-time semester of 7 hours of required coursework that must be taken through our UofL - Owensboro campus. Once the student is in their last semester of completing lower division course work, he/she will apply to our competitive upper division.
Upper Division Application Deadline: September 15 for Spring admission and May 1 for Fall admission
Number of Students Admitted to Upper Division: 20 for Fall and 20 for Spring
Minimum Cumulative Undergraduate and Program GPA to be considered: 2.8
Length of Program: Two years for upper division (junior and senior semesters)
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Louisville
Advisors: Shaun Sowell (last names A-K) and Jessica Roussel (last names L-Z)
Students must be admitted to the University of Louisville and to the lower division of the Nursing Owensboro BSN program (major code BSNOW) in order to register for Pathophysiology and Pharmacology and to be considered for upper division.
In order to be eligible to apply to the UL-Owensboro lower division, students must have all other lower division courses completed in order to take Pathophysiology and Pharmacology. To view UL Nursing lower division transfer credit equivalencies for colleges and universities in the Owensboro area, please download our Transfer Guide [PDF].
All students should note that a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8 is strictly enforced to be eligible for the program. Students who have failed either Anatomy and Physiology I or Anatomy and Physiology II twice are not eligible for admission. Additionally, students must have completed all lower division Biology and Chemistry requirements within 10 years of entering the BSN program.
Once admitted to the University of Louisville - Owensboro Nursing lower division, the student must contact his/her advisor, Shaun Sowell (last names A-K) at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jessica Roussel (last names L-Z) at email@example.com to schedule an advising appointment. Ms. Sowell or Ms. Roussel will review the admitted student's transcripts and create a program of study, which indicates the student's program GPA, which is a primary factor in the review process for determining admission to upper division. Ms Sowell or Ms Roussel will also give the student permission to enroll in Pathophysiology and Pharmacology, which are the last two required lower division courses that must be taken through UL -Owensboro. These two courses provide the basis for the clinical application of pharmacology and focus on the body's response to pathological processes throughout the lifespan. Since these two courses are 7 hours, students may choose to enroll in 5-7 additional hours of electives or lower division coursework to meet the 12 credit hour minimum to be considered a full time student.
While enrolled in Patho & Pharm students will go through the departmental application process for upper division, which is located on the School of Nursing website. Once accepted to upper division, students begin working in a clinical setting their first semester. The last upper division semester provides an internship model for intensive, preceptored clinical experiences. All courses provide interactive learning experiences within a community of learners. There are opportunities for extensive field and clinical experiences in each semester.
Students admitted to the Owensboro BSN program must be able to complete classwork and clinical assignments in the Owensboro, Kentucky area located in Daviess County. Clinical experiences and placements will be in the Owensboro-Daviess County surrounding area including many clinical experiences in Owensboro Medical Health System. Students must adhere to all clinical compliance policies established by the University of Louisville.
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) will be conferred from the University of Louisville upon completion of all degree requirements.
The University of Louisville recognizes appropriate course work completed at other accredited universities and colleges and accepts that work according to the principles set forth in the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers Transfer Credit Practices and state law under course equivalencies established in the Office of Transfer Services.
If a student is transferring from a Kentucky public institution and it certifies that a student is “General Education Fully Certified” or certified in certain General Education categories, then the student may not need to take additional humanities, history or cultural diversity courses upon transferring to the University of Louisville. General Education classes will be waived for students with a baccalaureate degree.
Students who are seriously interested in the UofL- Owensboro BSN program, should contact the Academic Counselor for their last name; Shaun Sowell (last name A-K) at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jessica Roussel (last name L-Z) at email@example.com for student specific information. Student who have been admitted to the lower division of Nursing for UL-Owensboro MUST be advised prior to registering for NURS 338 and 395.
UL Admission Deadlines
July 1 for Fall semester Patho & Pharm
December 1 for Spring semester Patho & Pharm
**We do not admit students for Summer semester