Curriculum

Nursing credit hours are earned by both lecture and clinical/skills laboratory instruction. One clock hour of lecture instruction is 50 minutes and equates to one semester credit hour. One clock hour of clinical/skills laboratory instruction is 60 minutes. Three clinical/skills laboratory clock hours equate to one semester credit hour. Depending on the length of lecture or clinical instruction, time may be added to the required clock hours to accommodate lunch and other breaks.

Semester I
ENG 111/114 Composition I 3 hours
BIO 171 Anatomy & Physiology I 4 hours
PSY 110 General Psychology 3 hours
NUR 110 Fundamentals of Nursing I 8 hours
  Total:  18 hours
 
Semester II
ENG 112/115 Composition II 3 hours
BIO 172 Anatomy & Physiology II 4 hours
PSY 215 Lifespan Development 3 hours
NUR 120 Fundamentals of Nursing I 4 hours
NUR 125 Family Nursing 4 hours
  Total:  18 hours
 
Semester III
BIO 273 Microbiology w/lab 4 hours
NUR 200 Pharmacology in Nursing 2 hours
NUR 230 Nursing Across the Lifespan I 8 hours
REL 213/214 Old/New Testament 3 hours
  Total:  17 hours
 
Semester IV
NUR 240 Nursing Across the Lifespan II 8 hours
NUR 245 Mental Health Nursing 4 hours
NUR 246 Professional Transition 2 hours
Elective Restricted Elective* 3 hours
  Total:  17 hours
 
Summary
  Support Courses 30 hours
  Nursing Courses 40 hours
  Total:  70 hours

*Restricted elective
Choose one of the following courses:

REL 230 - World Religions
SPN 111 - Beginning Spanish
SOC 119 - Introduction to Sociology
SOC 229 - The Family

NOTE: Additional costs for ADN students include: Nursing fees for skills’ kits and standardized testing, textbooks, uniforms, health examination, TB skin test (or if applicable, a chest X ray), immunizations, CPR certification, Courtnet, drug screening, liability insurance, University graduation fees, RN licensure application, NCLEX-RN registration, and NCLEX-RN review course. Students are responsible for providing their own transportation to meet all course-related requirements. A detailed list of costs is available here.

An applicant for RN licensure must submit findings from a criminal background and fingerprint card to the Kentucky Board of Nursing (KBN). KBN has the power to delay or deny a nursing graduate the right to take the NCLEX-RN if the applicant for licensure has been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor which bears directly on the qualifications of the applicant to practice nursing.

Progression in the ASN nursing program is dependent upon submission or completion of required activities by publicized deadline dates, adherence to nursing program policies as stated in the Nursing Student Handbook (available upon admission or by request) and course syllabi, meeting minimal functional abilities and standardized testing scores, completion of required remediation, “C” or higher grade in pre- and co-requisite courses, “C” or higher grade in the theory portion of nursing courses, and final “Satisfactory” rating in the clinical portion of nursing courses.

The University of Pikeville and clinical affiliating agencies may require a criminal background check and drug screen. These agencies have the right to deny a student’s clinical placement based on findings of the criminal background check or drug screen. Should this situation occur, the school of nursing does not guarantee the student’s placement in the nursing program or at an alternate site and the student may need to withdraw from the program.

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