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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.
We are now offering admittance to the ADN program twice a year!
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, applicants must take the TEAS Exam, which is proctored and given online. Dates and times for testing are listed in the ADN application packet.
Spring 2023 application deadline is October 1, 2022, and Fall 2023 application deadline is February 15, 2023.
WRI 118 College Writing OR
ENG 112 Composition II 3 hrs.
BIO 171 Anatomy & Physiology I 4 hrs.
PSY 110 General Psychology 3 hrs.
NUR 110 Fundamentals of Nursing I 8 hrs.
Total: 18 hrs.
BIO 172 Anatomy & Physiology II 4 hrs.
PSY 215 Lifespan Development 3 hrs.
SW 315 Human Behavior in the Social Environment
NUR 120 Fundamentals of Nursing II 4 hrs.
NUR 125 Family Nursing 4 hrs.
Elective Restricted Elective* 3 hrs.
*Choose one: BIO 280, HEA 261, SOC 119, SOC 229, REL 230, or SPN 111
Total : 18 hrs.
BIO 273 Microbiology w/lab 4 hrs.
NUR 200 Pharmacology in Nursing 2 hrs.
NUR 230 Nursing Lifespan I 8 hrs.
REL xxx Systematic Study of the Bible (meet Gen Ed req) 3 hrs.
Total: 17 hrs.
NUR 240 Nursing Lifespan II 7 hrs.
NUR 241 Preparing for NCLEX 1 hr.
NUR 245 Mental Health Nursing 4 hrs.
NUR 246 Professional Transition 4 hrs.
Total: 16 hrs.
Support Courses – 27 hrs.
Nursing Courses – 42 hrs.
Total Hours: 69 hrs.
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:
UPIKE’s Elliott School of Nursing and Pikeville Medical Center have partnered in offering the Rural Health Nursing Fellowship, a new educational and employment opportunity. Students eager to pursue a career in nursing can now earn a two-year associate degree from UPIKE and graduate debt-free by making a commitment to work at PMC upon becoming a licensed RN. With their commitment, the hospital agrees to cover the remaining education costs once financial aid is applied. UPIKE and PMC are innovatively working together to address the ongoing nursing shortage in the commonwealth by creating an opportunity for education and employment in a lucrative career path. Any student interested in the Elliott School of Nursing or this fellowship can get more information from the UPIKE Admissions Office by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (606) 218-5251.