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 based on two years of lower division general studies that can be completed at any accredited university or college and one part-time semester of lower division classes through UofL that are taken at OMHS before beginning the four semester upper division nursing curriculum.
Students must follow an application process in order to start the Owensboro BSN program.
In order to be eligible to start the program, students must have all prerequisite courses completed. To view transfer equivalencies for colleges and universities in the Owensboro area, please download our Transfer Guide [PDF]. Students will typically have 61 or more completed hours prior to enrolling at UofL.
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 A&P1 or A&P2 twice are not eligible. Additionally, students must have completed all BIOL and CHEM requirements within 10 years of starting the program.
Once admitted to Lower Division, students will enroll part-time (7 hours) in two courses through UofL at OMHS. These courses, Lifespan Pathophysiology (Patho) and Nursing Pharmacotherapeutics (Pharm), 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 minimum hours required for full-time status, 12 hours. Students must keep in mind that these extra courses may not be BIOL or CHEM courses as these are pre-requisites for Patho & Pharm.
While enrolled in Patho & Pharm students will go through a second application process for Upper Division. Up to 20 students are eligible to start Upper Division, twice per year, beginning in either the Spring or Fall. During this first Upper Division semester, students begin working 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 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.
After a student submits all official transcripts and is accepted to the UofL Owensboro BSN program, they should contact their Academic Counselor, Shaun Sowell at email@example.com to set up a phone advising appointment.
July 1 for Fall semester Patho & Pharm
December 1 for Spring semester Patho & Pharm
**We do not admit students for Summer semester