Enrollment in the Associate Degree Nursing Program is limited due to resources and the large volume of applicants.

Admission to the University does not guarantee admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program.  Applicants must be officially accepted into the program prior to enrolling in any nursing course.  Applicants are considered on the basis of cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above from the following 6 prerequisite courses:

  • Anatomy and Physiology I
  • Anatomy and Physiology II
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Freshman Composition I
  • College Algebra
  • General Psychology

  An NLN Pre-Admission  Exam with a composite score of 100 or above is required as well as completion of the SRNA state exam. ( State Registered Nurses Aid) or hold a LPN license.

All students seeking Admission must attend a PAC ( Pre- Admission Conference) prior to application. Contact Jennifer Richerson @ 270-789-5155 to schedule.

Students seeking admission may only repeat pre-requisite courses once. ( W, WA, WF, D,U or below count as a repeat). Other circumstances such as Auditing a course will require documentation and will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee.

*Transfer Students will be accepted on a case by case basis. 

Admission Requirements

In order to be considered for admission or to be retained in the program after admission all applicants should possess:

  • Sufficient visual acuity, such as needed in the accurate preparation and administration of medications, and for the observation necessary for patient assessment and nursing care.
  • Sufficient auditory perception to receive verbal communication from patients and members of the health team and to assess health needs of people through the use of monitoring devices such as cardiac monitor, stethoscope, IV infusion pumps, etc.
  • Sufficient gross and fine motor coordination to respond promptly and to implement the skills, including the manipulation of equipment, required in meeting health needs.
  • Sufficient communication skills (speech, reading, writing) to interact with individuals and to communicate their needs promptly and effectively, as may be necessary in the individual’s interest.
  • Sufficient intellectual and emotional functions to plan and implement care for individuals.