Revised Curriculum

Freshman Admissions

*Effective beginning with the fall 2023 freshman class.
: High school dual credit students and transfer students, please contact Victoria Ochoa prior to applying to UofL to determine which curriculum plan you will follow.

Lower Division

Lower Division consists of a minimum of 50 hours. The UofL School of Nursing Owensboro Extension Campus does not offer lower division courses in-person. Applicants should complete their equivalent lower division course work at the institution of their choice prior to coming to UofL. It is advisable that any prospective student contact the Owensboro Academic Counselor to determine when they should apply for admission to UofL. Admission to lower division takes place through the UofL Office of Undergraduate Admission. As a guide, a list of KCTCS equivalent lower division courses is found below:

KCTCS Transfer students are welcome to send their unofficial transcript to Victoria Ochoa for evaluation of credit. Transfer students from schools not in the KCTCS system are welcome to request a transfer equivalency pre-evaluation through the Office of Transfer Services. A link to this is below:

Upper Division

Admission to upper division is competitive and consists of 70 hours of full-time lecture, lab and clinical course work. To be eligible to apply to the upper division portion of the degree, applicants must first be admitted into the lower division of the nursing major at UofL through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. UofL School of Nursing Owensboro Extension accepts up to 35 students each fall and up to 35 students each spring.  Upper division consists of five semesters with no summer courses and does not have an online option.  Any lecture, lab or clinicals will take place between Monday-Friday. Clinicals can be scheduled anytime between 6am-9pm depending on clinical site. Clinical compliance items will be required for those admitted into an upper division cohort. This includes the nurse aide requirement. More information regarding ways to meet this clinical compliance requirement can be found below along with the revised upper division curriculum: