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Elliott School of Nursing
Karen Damron, Dean
Admission to the ADN program is competitive and based on, but not limited to, ranking according to an objective ranking scale and other qualifying factors such as semester GPA, overall GPA, pattern of coursework and professional behaviors.
A new ADN class is admitted once a year in the fall semester with an application deadline of March 1. ADN readmission, LPN-RN, and transfer applicants who were in another nursing program are admitted to either fall or spring semester with an application deadline of March 1 or November 1, respectively.
The applicant is responsible to verify the university’s receipt, by the deadline date, of accurate records used in the admission selection process. The nursing admissions committee determines acceptance of applicants into the nursing program. Admission or readmission to the nursing program is not guaranteed to any applicant. All students accepted to the nursing program also must be accepted to the University of Pikeville.
In addition to completing and submitting the nursing application by March 2, applicants must take the KAPLAN Nursing School Entrance Exam, which is given at the University of Pikeville. Dates and times for testing are listed in the ADN application packet. To register for the Kaplan Nursing Admission Test click the button below.
ENG 111/114 – Composition I – 3 hours
ENG 112/115 – Composition II – 3 hours
BIO 171 – Anatomy & Physiology I w/lab – 4 hours
BIO 172 – Anatomy & Physiology II w/lab – 4 hours
PSY 110 – General Psychology – 3 hours
PSY 215 – Lifespan Development – 3 hours
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
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 II – 4 Hours
NUR 125 – Family Nursing – 4 Hours
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
NUR 240-Nursing Across the Lifespan II-8 hours
NUR 245-Mental Health Nursing-4 hours
NUR 246-Professional Transitions-2 hours
Elective-Restricted Elective(Choose one: SOC 119, SOC 229, REL 230, SPN 111)-3 hours
Support Courses – 30 Hours
Nursing Courses – 40 Hours
Total Hours – 70 Hours
LPN-to-RN applicants are considered for admission once a year to Semester III of the nursing program, with an application deadline of March 1.
Students will be accepted into the RN-BSN program at the University of Pikeville after completing an associate degree program or a diploma program with a major in nursing. For admission to the RN-BSN program, the student must meet the following: