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Owensboro BSN Program

Program Information

The UofL-Owensboro BSN Program began as a partnership between the University of Louisville and Owensboro Health, providing students in the Owensboro area with the opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing in a traditional format. This program is divided into two tiers: Lower Division and Upper Division. This BSN program prepares students for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).

Upper Division Application Deadline: September 15 for Spring admission and May 1 for Fall admission

Click HERE to apply for Upper Division

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

Admission Counselor: Terri Knott

Location: The Owensboro extension campus is located on the 4th floor of the Breckenridge Medical Office Building; 1000 Breckenridge Street Owensboro, KY

Application Process

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.

Lower Division

The Lower Division tier consists of general education requirements and prerequisite science courses needed for the Upper Division nursing courses. Students may complete the majority of Lower Division courses at any regionally accredited college. Pathophysiology and Pharmacology are the two final Lower Division courses which must be completed through the University of Louisville. Students must apply by the semester deadline and gain admittance to UofL as an undergraduate transfer student.

To insure the correct courses for transfer are being taken, students should contact admissions counselor, Terri Knott by phone (270)688-1051 or by email

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

Upcoming Tours and Information Sessions:

February 13th at 1:00pm

April 17th at 1:00pm

To sign up, please contact Terri Knott at


Upper Division

The application process for Upper Division should be completed while enrolled in Pathophysiology and Pharmacology. Once accepted to Upper Division, students begin nursing courses and work in a clinical setting. 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 each semester.

Students admitted to the Owensboro BSN program must be able to complete classwork and clinical assignments in the Owensboro-Daviess County area. All clinical compliance policies must be adhered to as established by the University of Louisville.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) will be conferred from the University of Louisville upon successful completion of all degree requirements.

Transfer Information

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 Admission Counselor, Terri Knott at 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.

Important Documents

Owensboro Community College Lower Division Equivalency Guide

Kentucky Wesleyan College Lower Division Equivalency Guide

Brescia University Lower Division Equivalency Guide

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