How many students are admitted into upper division?

At the Owensboro Extension, 35 students will be admitted to upper division in the fall semester and 35 students in the spring semester.

Is the program full-time?

Students may attend full or part-time while enrolled in lower division. Upper division requires full-time enrollment for four consecutive semesters.

What is the length of the program?

It is possible to complete the program in four years if students are enrolled full-time while in lower division.

What degree is earned?

Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

What is the grade point average required for admissions?

A minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 2.8 is required for admission into lower division. A minimum 3.0 nursing program grade point average is required for consideration into upper division, effective fall 2019.

How competitive is it to get into upper division?

The applicant pool credentials vary with each admit term. The applicants are ranked on their program grade point average. The number of applications has ranged from 90-160 for Louisville and 40 for the Owensboro Extension. Historically, the program grade point averages have been over 3.3 for admitted students.

What happens if I am not admitted into upper division?

Students that are not admitted into upper division are advised to meet with their academic nursing advisor to plan a strategy on improving the quality of their application or other options. This may include repeating courses, looking into other health profession related majors or other nursing programs.

Can I take courses at other institutions and transfer them into nursing?

Students may transfer courses from other regionally accredited institutions. All courses are evaluated at the university level through the Office of Transfer & Adult Services for course equivalency.

Are there additional costs for the nursing program?

Yes, in addition to the undergraduate tuition rate, the upper division nursing program includes lab and clinical fees, incidentals such as uniforms, stethoscopes, technology software and hardware, and textbooks. Please refer to the Tuition section under the Admissions tab for additional information regarding upper division costs.

Is Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) training required?

Nurse Aide Training (NAT) training is a clinical compliance requirement for upper division. Please refer to the Nurse Aide Training (NAT) / Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) page for additional information.