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    Jane M. Kirschling, D.N.S., R.N., F.A.A.N., is Dean of the     •   conceptualization, integration, and quan-
College of Nursing. Patricia V. Burkhart, Ph.D., R.N., is
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies. Patricia B.
                                                                       tification; and,                                     APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR
Howard, Ph.D., R.N., C.N.A.A., F.A.A.N., is Associate Dean         •   behavioral and social skills, abilities and            COLLEGE OF NURSING
for M.S.N. and D.N.P. Studies. Terry A. Lennie, Ph.D., R.N.,           aptitude.
F.A.A.N., is Associate Dean for Ph.D. Studies. Suzanne
Prevost, Ph.D., R.N., C.O.I., is Associate Dean for Practice                                                                    Traditional B.S.N. Program:
                                                                    Full details on these standards are available by
and Engagement. Thomas Kelly, Ph.D., is Interim Associate                                                                                 March 1
Dean for Research and Scholarship.
                                                                 contacting the College of Nursing.
                                                                    Progression to upper-division is regulated so
                                                                 that the total number of full-time equivalents at                Second Degree Program:
Accreditation
                                                                 the beginning of the junior year does not exceed                  March 1 for fall semester
   The College of Nursing has had continuous
                                                                 120.                                                           August 15 for spring semester
accreditation since 1967. The baccalaureate de-
gree curriculum offered by the College of Nursing                Admission Criteria
is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate                                                                                     R.N.-B.S.N. Program:
                                                                   Criteria for admission to the 4-year B.S.N.
Nursing Education and approved by the Ken-                                                                                  March 1 preferred, until August 1 on
                                                                 program include:
tucky Board of Nursing.                                                                                                     space-available basis for fall semester
                                                                     1. Freshman Student:
Undergraduate Program in Nursing                                    Students will be admitted as freshmen to a pre-            December 1 for spring semester
  The University of Kentucky grants the fol-                     nursing curriculum based on the following cri-
lowing degree in the College of Nursing:                         teria:                                                                D.N.P. Program:
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing                                 a) high school grade-point average of 2.75 or                         February 15
                                                                       above on a 4.0 scale;
      ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS                                       b) meeting criteria for selective admission to
    The College of Nursing enrollment is com-                          the University of Kentucky (see the Under-
                                                                                                                          g) an interview with members of the Admis-
posed of four-year students, associate degree                          graduate Admission section of this Bulletin
                                                                                                                             sions and Progression Committee, or their
nursing graduates, and diploma nursing school                          for more information).
                                                                                                                             designees.
graduates. Admission to the University does not                     Consideration for admission to the profes-
guarantee admission to the College of Nursing.                   sional nursing program will occur at the sopho-        Early Admission
Preference is given to Kentucky residents.                       more level for all students based on the following        Early provisional admission to the Profes-
    Applicants must be in a state of good health                 criteria:                                              sional Nursing Curriculum will be granted to
enabling them to carry out the functions of the                                                                         graduating high school seniors who meet the
                                                                   a) a minimum cumulative and science grade-
professional nurse. Routinely, each student will                                                                        criteria of a high school GPA of 3.5 or higher and
                                                                       point average of 2.75;
be required to obtain a rubella and rubeola titers,                                                                     an ACT composite of 28 or higher (or the
                                                                   b) a grade of C or better in all required pre-       equivalent SAT combined score). Students will
hepatitis B immunizations, and have an annual                          nursing courses;
tuberculin test or chest x-ray. (Other immuniza-                                                                        be required to maintain a 3.25 GPA in each
tions may be required. Check with the College of                   c) completion of an approved Medicaid Nurse          semester in their first year and a 3.25 GPA in
Nursing for a current list.)                                           Aide training program;                           science to retain guaranteed admission to the
    The University of Kentucky will consider for                   d) the Internet-based TOEFL is required of all       professional level. Students who meet these
admission any applicant who demonstrates the                           applicants whose first or primary language       requirements will be granted full admission in
ability to perform or to learn to perform the skills                   is other than English. Minimum cumulative        either the fall or spring of the student’s sopho-
listed below. Applicants are not required to                           score of 90; and at least minimum individual     more year to the Professional Nursing Curricu-
disclose the nature of any disability, but an                          scores of 26 in speaking, 22 in listening, 20    lum. Students not meeting those requirements
applicant with questions about these technical                         in writing and 22 in reading. The require-       will be grouped with other applicants who are
requirements is strongly encouraged to discuss                         ment may be appealed by the student in           considered for admission after completion of the
the issue with the dean for the particular program                     extenuating circumstances.                       prerequisites.
of study. If appropriate, and upon the request of                   In addition, any or all of the following informa-      2. Transfer Student:
the applicant, student or faculty, reasonable                    tion may be requested as part of the application:        a) for transfer students with less than 24
accommodations for a disability will be pro-                                                                                 hours of college credit, meeting the crite-
vided.                                                             e) a writing exercise based on the criteria estab-
                                                                      lished by the College of Nursing;                      ria for entering freshmen and a minimum
    Students must possess aptitude, abilities, and                                                                           grade-point average of 2.75 on all college
skills in five areas:                                              f) two letters of reference from individuals
                                                                                                                             work attempted as computed by the Office
   • observation;                                                     who can assess potential for success (e.g.,
                                                                                                                             of Admissions;
                                                                      teacher, employer). Reference forms are
   • communication;
                                                                      available by calling (859) 323-5108.
   • sensory and motor coordination and func-
       tion;

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                                                         ii. For Diploma Prepared Nurses:                          Candidates for the degree who do not complete
   Seeking licensure as a Registered Nurse
                                                             The registered nurse who is a graduate of a        all requirements within a seven-year period (five
   requires that applicants have no criminal
                                                             diploma program will be considered for             years for R.N. students) after admission will
   history. In Kentucky, applicants who are
                                                             admission after earning a minimum of 60            have their records reevaluated and may be re-
   convicted felons may be denied licensure.
                                                             college credits which include:                     quired to repeat or take selected courses.
   Cases are reviewed individually, upon ap-
   plication. Additionally, some clinical agen-             English – 6 semester credits                        Financial Aid
   cies require criminal background checks                  Natural Sciences – 6 semester credits                  The college has scholarships designated for
   and drug screening for students who might                Social Sciences – 6 semester credits                Nursing students. Inquiries should be directed to
   be placed there for a learning activity. The                                                                 the Office of Student Services, College of Nurs-
                                                            Humanities – 6 semester credits
   agency reserves the right to deny a student                                                                  ing.
   permission to meet clients, based on the                 Nursing* – 28 semester credits
                                                                                                                   Students may also wish to pursue funds avail-
   results of the criminal background check.               *Nursing credits may be earned from region-
                                                                                                                able through hospitals and other agencies that
   If you have a criminal history, we urge you         ally accredited colleges by taking the courses or
                                                                                                                offer financial assistance in return for a work
   to contact the board of nursing in any state        by submission of a portfolio of R.N. licensure
                                                                                                                commitment.
   where you may seek licensure prior to               and experience to the R.N.-B.S.N. Option Coor-
   enrolling in a nursing program. The regula-         dinator.                                                 Academic Advising
   tions vary from state to state.                         All nursing courses taken in associate degree or        Students who are admitted to the College of
                                                       diploma programs are considered lower-division           Nursing are assigned to an advisor within the
  b) for transfer students with more than 24           courses and are not equivalent to upper-division         college. Curriculum plans are determined in the
     hours of college credit, maintaining grade-       courses in this program. The applicant must have         first semester of enrollment in the college and
     point average of 2.75 on all college work         at least a GPA of 2.5 on a scale of 4.0 in all college   updated each semester. Questions regarding pro-
     attempted as computed by the Office of            course work attempted as computed by the                 gression through the program may be directed to
     Admissions;                                       Office of Admissions.                                    the Office of Student Services, College of Nurs-
  c) grades of C or better in all courses required                                                              ing.
                                                         b) a statement of academic and professional
     for CON curriculum;                                    goals.                                                        DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
   In addition, any or all of the following informa-     c) two letters of reference from individuals
tion may be requested as part of the application:           who can assess potential for success (e.g.,                 BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN
                                                            teacher, employer). Reference forms are                           NURSING
  d) a writing exercise based on the criteria estab-
                                                            available by calling (859) 323-5108.
     lished by the College of Nursing;                                                                             To obtain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing,
  e) two letters of reference from individuals         Application Deadline                                     students must satisfy the University require-
     who can assess potential for success (e.g.,         The preferred application deadline is March 1;         ments for graduation, including the UK Core
     teacher, employer). Reference forms are           however, applicants will be considered on a              requirements, and obtain a 2.0 grade-point aver-
     available by calling (859) 323-5108.              space-available basis until August 1 for the fall        age in nursing in the courses listed below. A grade
  f) completion of an approved Medicaid Nurse          semester. For spring semester, applications must         of C or better must be attained in all courses
     Aide training program;                            be received by December 1.                               required in the nursing curriculum in order to
  g) an interview with members of the Admis-                                                                    proceed to the next clinical course or to graduate.
                                                       Application for Admission                                A minimum of 120 credit hours is required for
     sion and Progression Committee or their
     designees.                                           All applications and transcripts for admission        graduation.
                                                       must be submitted to the Office of Admissions            UK Core Requirements
    3. Students will be eligible to apply for          according to the deadlines listed in the box above       See the UK Core section of this Bulletin for the complete
readmission to the College of Nursing after            Transfer applicants will be evaluated for fall and       UK Core requirements. The courses listed below are (a)
suspension from the College when they meet             spring admission, according to the deadlines             recommended by the college, or (b) required courses that also
criteria as stated in Section 2 a and b of this        listed. Those accepted for admission must notify         fulfill UK Core areas. Students should work closely with
policy.                                                the college within 30 days, in writing, of their         their advisor to complete the UK Core requirements.

   4. A student who is a registered nurse              intent to enroll. Late applicants will be consid-        I. Intellectual Inquiry in Arts and Creativity
                                                       ered for admission on a space-available basis.           Choose one course from approved list ............................. 3
will be considered for admission to upper-divi-
sion courses in the UK Professional Nursing            Part-Time Study
                                                                                                                II. Intellectual Inquiry in the Humanities
program based on the following criteria:                                                                        Choose one course from approved list ............................. 3
                                                          The traditional and Second Degree Option
  a)                                                                                                            III. Intellectual Inquiry in the Social Sciences
                                                       nursing curricula were designed with co-requi-           PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology ............................ 4
  i. For Associate Degree Nurses:                      sites and courses taken in sequence. Therefore,
     The registered nurse with an associate de-        students will be admitted to these options with          IV. Intellectual Inquiry in the Natural, Physical,
     gree in nursing from a college accredited by                                                               and Mathematical Sciences
                                                       the expectation that they will follow the pre-           BIO 103 Basic Ideas of Biology ...................................... 3
     one of the six regional academic accrediting      scribed nursing curriculum. R.N. students who
     associations will be considered for admis-        are working toward the completion of the B.S.N.          V. Composition and Communication I
     sion with a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a scale                                                                  CIS/WRD 110 Composition and Communication I ........ 3
                                                       degree on a part-time basis must plan a course of
     of 4.0 in all course work attempted as            study with the appropriate College of Nursing            VI. Composition and Communication II
     computed by the Office of Admissions.             personnel or committee and may not alter that            CIS/WRD 111 Composition and Communication II ....... 3
     NOTE: R.N. licensure is required to               plan without prior approval from the College of          VII. Quantitative Foundations
     progress to the second semester of the            Nursing.                                                 Choose one course from approved list ............................. 3
     curriculum or prior to beginning clini-
     cal experiences.


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VIII. Statistical Inferential Reasoning                                                                  Sample Curriculum                                                                  Senior Year
STA 210 Making Sense of Uncertainty:                                                                   Baccalaureate Program                                                   First Semester
  An Introduction to Statistical Reasoning .................... 3                                       (Four-year Students)                                                   NUR 880 Leadership/Management in
                                                                                                                                                                                 Nursing Care Delivery ..................................................              3
IX. Community, Culture and Citizenship in the USA                                                               Freshman Year
Choose one course from approved list ............................. 3                                                                                                           NUR 881 Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing ...............                               5
                                                                                                                                                              Hours
                                                                                                                                                                               NUR 883 Public Health Nursing ...................................                       5
X. Global Dynamics                                                                   First Semester
                                                                                                                                                                               Elective ............................................................................   3
Choose one course from approved list ............................. 3                 ANA 109 Anatomy and Physiology for Nursing I ........ 3
                                                                                     CHE 103 Chemistry for Health Professionals                                                Second Semester
     UK Core Hours ............................................... 31
                                                                                      or                                                                                       NUR 884 Career Management in Nursing ....................... 2
                                                                                     BIO 103 Basic Ideas of Biology ................................... 3-4                    NUR 885 High Acuity Nursing ...................................... 5
Premajor Requirements*                                              Hours                                                                                                      NUR 886 Synthesis of Clinical Knowledge
ANA 109 Anatomy and Physiology for Nursing I ........                            3   CIS/WRD 110 Composition and Communication I                                                for Nursing Practice ...................................................... 6
ANA 110 Anatomy and Physiology for Nursing II .......                            3    or
PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology ............................                  4   UK Core ........................................................................... 3                          Sample Curriculum
CHE 103 Chemistry for Health Professionals .................                     4   PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology ............................ 4                                            Baccalaureate Program
CIS/WRD 110 Composition and Communication I ........                             3   UK Core ........................................................................... 3                         (Registered Nurses)
CIS/WRD 111 Composition and Communication II .......                             3
BIO 103 Basic Ideas of Biology ......................................            3   Second Semester                                                                                                           Junior Year
     Subtotal: Premajor Hours ............................ 23                        ANA 110 Anatomy and Physiology for Nursing II ....... 3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hours
   *At the time of publication, the premajor requirements                            CHE 103 Chemistry for Health Professionals                                                First Semester
for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing were provisionally                             or                                                                                       NUR 854 Concepts in Professional Nursing .................                              5
approved; formal approval is expected in Fall 2012.                                  BIO 103 Basic Ideas of Biology ................................... 3-4                    NUR 855 Health Assessment ..........................................                    2
                                                                                     CIS/WRD 111 Composition and Communication II                                              NUR 872 Research for Evidence-Based
Major Requirements                                                  Hours
                                                                                      or                                                                                         Nursing Practice ...........................................................          3
NUR 860 Foundations for Professional Nursing ...........                         2
                                                                                     UK Core ........................................................................... 3     STA 210 Making Sense of Uncertainty:
NUR 861 Family Health Promotion and
                                                                                                                                                                                 An Introduction to Statistical Reasoning ....................                         3
 Communication Across the Lifespan ............................                  8   UK Core ........................................................................... 3
NUR 863 Professional Nursing Care                                                    UK Core ........................................................................... 3     Second Semester
 Across the Lifespan .......................................................     8                                                                                             NUR 883 Public Health Nursing ...................................                       5
NUR 866 Pathopharmacology I ......................................               3                            Sophomore Year                                                   NUR 864 Pathophysiology ............................................                    3
NUR 870 Pathopharmacology II .....................................               3   First Semester                                                                            NUR 862 Pharmacology ..................................................                 3
NUR 871 Family Centered Care of                                                      BIO 208 Principles of Microbiology ..............................                     3   Elective* ..........................................................................    3
 Adults With Common Health Problems .......................                      7   NFS/DHN 212 Introductory Nutrition ..........................                         3
NUR 872 Research for Evidence-Based
                                                                                                                                                                               Third Semester
                                                                                     NUR 860 Foundations for Professional Nursing ...........                              2
  Nursing Practice ...........................................................   3                                                                                             NUR 880 Leadership/Management in
                                                                                     NUR 861 Family Health Promotion and
NUR 873 Nursing Care of Childrearing Families ...........                        4                                                                                               Nursing Care Delivery .................................................. 3
                                                                                      Communication Across the Lifespan ............................                       8
NUR 875 Nursing Care of Childbearing Families ..........                         4                                                                                             NUR 886 Synthesis of Clinical Knowledge
NUR 880 Leadership/Management                                                        Second Semester                                                                            for Nursing Practice ...................................................... 6
 in Nursing Care Delivery ..............................................         3   NUR 863 Professional Nursing Care                                                         Elective* .......................................................................... 3
NUR 881 Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing ...............                        5    Across the Lifespan ....................................................... 8               *Optional – for students who wish to take full time
                                                                                     NUR 866 Pathopharmacology I ...................................... 3                      course work.
NUR 883 Public Health Nursing ...................................                5
NUR 884 Career Management in Nursing .......................                     2   Second Tier Writing Requirement                                                           Curriculum Policies
NUR 885 High Acuity Nursing ......................................               5    or
NUR 886 Synthesis of Clinical Knowledge                                              UK Core ........................................................................... 3
                                                                                                                                                                                  Students are expected to be familiar with the
 for Nursing Practice ......................................................     6                                                                                             requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Sci-
                                                                                     STA 210 Making Sense of Uncertainty:
BIO 208 Principles of Microbiology ..............................                3                                                                                             ence in Nursing and to confer with advisors in the
                                                                                       An Introduction to Statistical Reasoning
HSM 241 Health and Medical Care
                                                                                      or                                                                                       College of Nursing when selecting courses.
 Delivery Systems ...........................................................    3                                                                                                Since the health needs of the nation are con-
                                                                                     HSM 241 Health and Medical Care Delivery Systems ... 3
NFS/DHN 212 Introductory Nutrition ..........................                    3
                                                                                                                                                                               stantly changing, an effective curriculum requires
STA 210 Making Sense of Uncertainty:                                                              Junior Year
  An Introduction to Statistical Reasoning ....................                  3
                                                                                                                                                                               continuous review and evaluation, which may
                                                                                     First Semester
                                                                                                                                                                               necessitate revision of courses and requirements.
     Subtotal: Major Hours .................................. 80                     NUR 870 Pathopharmacology II ..................................... 3
                                                                                     NUR 871 Family Centered Care of
                                                                                                                                                                               Thus, there can be no guarantee that course
Electives                                                                                                                                                                      content will be identical in each subsequent
                                                                                      Adults With Common Health Problems ....................... 7
Electives should be selected to complete the minimum 120                                                                                                                       academic year. Furthermore, to continue to meet
hours required for graduation.                                                       STA 210 Making Sense of Uncertainty:
                                                                                       An Introduction to Statistical Reasoning                                                the changing emphasis in nursing education,
     Subtotal: Electives .................... minimum of 3                                                                                                                     some courses will require educational experi-
                                                                                      or
     TOTAL HOURS: ............................................. 120                  HSM 241 Health and Medical Care Delivery Systems ... 3                                    ences for students in community facilities out-
                                                                                     UK Core ........................................................................... 3     side of Lexington.
                                                                                     Second Semester                                                                               BSN Program Learning Outcomes
                                                                                     NUR 872 Research for Evidence-Based                                                          •  Applies a systematic process, consistent
                                                                                      Nursing Practice ...........................................................         3
                                                                                     NUR 873 Nursing Care of Childrearing Families ...........                             4
                                                                                                                                                                                     with professional standards and evidence-
                                                                                     NUR 875 Nursing Care of Childbearing Families ..........                              4         based practice, to prevent illness and in-
                                                                                     UK Core ...........................................................................   3         jury; promote, maintain, and restore client
                                                                                     UK Core ...........................................................................   3         health; or support clients toward a peace-
                                                                                                                                                                                     ful death.
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Demonstrates leadership, responsibility
                                                                                                                                                                                     and accountability in addressing health
                                                                                                                                                                                     care issues.


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  •   Demonstrates caring, professionalism, and                      Sample Curriculum
                                                                                                                                                    M.S.N. - D.N.P. in Nursing
      respect in providing nursing care to diverse              Second Degree B.S.N. Program
      populations in a variety of settings.                                                                              Hours             Graduates of the post-M.S.N. -D.N.P. option
                                                                                                                                        are expected to be experts in designing, imple-
  •   Demonstrates clinical reasoning in making       Semester I
                                                                                                                                        menting, managing and evaluating healthcare de-
      independent and collaborative decisions in      NUR 866 Pathopharmacology I ...................................... 3
                                                                                                                                        livery systems. Simultaneously, they will know
      a complex health care system.                   NUR 869 Introduction to Professional Nursing Care
                                                       Across the Lifespan for Second Degree Students ......... 8                       how to manage the complex balance between
  •   Employs interprofessional communication                                                                                           quality of care, access and fiscal responsibilities.
      and collaboration in providing safe, high       Semester II
      quality care to improve client health out-      NUR 870 Pathopharmacology II ..................................... 3              Admission Criteria
      comes.                                          NUR 871 Family Centered Care of
                                                       Adults With Common Health Problems ....................... 7
                                                                                                                                         • Master’s degree in nursing from a nation-
                                                      HSM 241 Health and Medical Care Delivery Systems ... 3                                ally accredited program
      SECOND DEGREE OPTION                            Semester III
                                                                                                                                         • Graduate grade-point average of 3.3 on a
         B.S.N. PROGRAM                               NUR 872 Research for Evidence-Based                                                   4.0 grading scale
                                                       Nursing Practice ........................................................... 3    • Satisfactory scores on the Graduate Record
  The College of Nursing offers the Second            NUR 873 Nursing Care of Childrearing Families ........... 4                           Examination (minimum scores of 500 on
Degree B.S.N. (Bachelor of Science in Nursing).       NUR 875 Nursing Care of Childbearing Families .......... 4                            the Verbal and Quantitative portions are
This option is for people who have a bachelor’s
                                                      Semester IV                                                                           preferred. Analytical Writing scores are
degree in a field other than nursing. It is not an
                                                      NUR 880 Leadership/Management in                                                      evaluated individually.)
accelerated B.S.N. option but a five-semester          Nursing Care Delivery .................................................. 3
B.S.N. option.                                                                                                                           • Three references
                                                      NUR 881 Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing ............... 5
                                                      NUR 883 Public Health Nursing ................................... 5                • Personal interview(s)
Prerequisites for Second Degree B.S.N.                                                                                                   • Licensure as a registered nurse in the state
Option                                                Semester V
                                                      NUR 884 Career Management in Nursing ....................... 2
                                                                                                                                            in which clinical will occur
   Students who have earned a degree in another       NUR 885 High Acuity Nursing ...................................... 5               • Clinical practice hours as demonstrated by
field may apply to complete a B.S.N. The admis-       NUR 886 Synthesis of Clinical Knowledge                                               certification in an advance practice nursing
sion requirements/prerequisites include:               for Nursing Practice ...................................................... 6        specialty, or previous graduate level course
  •   a baccalaureate degree in another field;                                                                                              work (applicants who cannot demonstrate
                                                                            Graduate Study                                                  a minimum of 460 clinical clock hours of
  •   meet minimum GPA requirement for all
                                                         The Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) pro-                                       practice will be expected to complete clini-
      college work;
                                                      gram is a professional clinical doctorate program                                     cal course work beyond the proposed
  •   grade of C or higher in ANA 209 (Prin-          which focuses on development of advanced com-                                         curriculum)
      ciples of Human Anatomy) or equivalent;         petencies for complex practice, and research                                       • Written goal statement
  •   grade of C or higher in PGY 206 (Elemen-        utilization for the improvement of clinical care
      tary Physiology) or equivalent;                 delivery, patient outcomes, and system                                                                Sample Curriculum
                                                      management. Graduates will be expert in design-                                                      M.S.N. - D.N.P. Program
  •   grade of C or higher in CHE 103 (Chemis-
                                                      ing, implementing, managing, and evaluating health                                                                YEAR ONE
      try for Health Professionals) or equiva-
                                                      care delivery systems and will be prepared to lead                                                                                                         Hours
      lent;
                                                      at the highest clinical and executive ranks.
  •   grade of C or higher in PSY 100 (Introduc-         There are two entry points to the D.N.P.                                       Fall Semester
      tion to Psychology) or equivalent;                                                                                                NUR 902 Nursing Leadership
                                                      program: the post-Master of Science in Nursing
                                                                                                                                          in Health Care Systems .................................................. 3
  •   grade of C or higher in NFS/DHN 212             (M.S.N.) entry option for those with an awarded                                   NUR 915 Foundations of Evidence-Based
      (Introductory Nutrition)*;                      master’s degree in nursing that are already pre-                                    Practice and Program Plan ............................................ 4
                                                      pared in the role of the Advanced Practice Reg-                                   NUR 919 Strategic Analysis for Quality
  •   grade of C or higher in BIO 208 (Principles
                                                      istered Nurse (A.P.R.N.); and the post-Bacca-                                       Improvement in Nursing and Healthcare ...................... 3
      of Microbiology)*;                                                                                                                Statistics course* ............................................................. 3
                                                      laureate of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) entry
  •   grade of C or higher in BIO 103 (Basic Ideas    option. This option builds on the B.S.N. degree                                   Subtotal .................................................................. 10-13*
      of Biology); and                                and prepares individuals for the A.P.R.N.                                         Spring Semester
  •   a written statement.                            role. Both options culminate with the D.N.P.                                      NUR 903 Applied Biostatistics
  *NFS/DHN 212 and BIO 208 are prerequisites to NUR   degree.                                                                            for Outcomes Evaluation ............................................... 4
869.                                                                                                                                    NUR 904 Epidemiology Applied to the Design
                                                      Application Deadline                                                                and Evaluation of Nursing and Health Services .......... 3
   It is strongly recommended that students              Application materials are due by February 15                                   NUR 916 Evaluation for Improvement
complete the following course with a grade of C                                                                                          of Clinical Practice and Outcomes ................................ 3
                                                      for fall admission. Applications received after
                                                                                                                                        Subtotal ......................................................................... 10
or higher before beginning the Second Degree          this date will be considered if space is available.
B.S.N. Program (it is required for graduation):       For additional requirements for application, in-                                  Summer
                                                      cluding the application forms, go to:                                             NUR 917 Technology for Transforming
  •   STA 210 (Making Sense of Uncertainty:                                                                                              Nursing and Healthcare ................................................ 3
      An Introduction to Statistical Reasoning)       www.uknursing.uky.edu
                                                                                                                                        NUR 918 Protection of Human Subjects ........................ 1
      or equivalent.                                                                                                                    Subtotal ........................................................................... 4
   By the time of enrollment in the first course,
students must have also completed a CNA course
and all immunizations as listed above under
“Admissions Requirements.”



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                               YEAR TWO                                                                       Sample Curriculum                                                                              THIRD YEAR
                                                                         Hours                               B.S.N. - D.N.P. Program                                                                                                             Hours
Fall Semester                                                                                                           FIRST YEAR                                                 Fall Semester
NUR 778 Proseminar in Contemporary Health                                                                                                                          Hours           NUR 778 Proseminar in Contemporary Health
  and Nursing Policy Issues ............................................ 3                                                                                                           and Nursing Policy Issues ............................................ 3
NUR 914 Economic and Financial Aspects of Clinical and                                   Fall Semester                                                                             NUR 914 Economic and Financial Aspects of Clinical and
  Population-Based Health Care Delivery Systems ........ 4                               STA 570 Basic Statistical Analysis* .............................. 4                       Population-Based Health Care Delivery Systems ........ 4
NUR 920 Advanced Nursing Practice                                                        NUR 921 Pathophysiology                                                                   NUR 920 Advanced Nursing Practice
 in Dynamic Health Care Systems (Subtitle required) ... 3                                 or                                                                                        in Dynamic Health Care Systems (Subtitle required) ... 3
Subtotal ......................................................................... 10    NUR XXX Specialty Science** ....................................... 3
                                                                                                                                                                                   Spring Semester
Spring Semester                                                                          NUR 924 Concepts, Theories, and Models                                                    NUR 910 Clinical Residency .......................................... 3
NUR 910 Clinical Residency .......................................... 3                   for Advanced Practice Nursing ..................................... 3
Subtotal ........................................................................... 3   NUR 900 Process of Nursing Leadership ....................... 3                           Summer
                                                                                                                                                                                   NUR 910 Clinical Residency .......................................... 3
Summer                                                                                   Spring Semester                                                                              *STA 570 or comparable graduate-level course within
NUR 910 Clinical Residency .......................................... 3                  NUR 927 Special Topics in Pharmacology                                                    the past five years is a prerequisite to the program or can be
                                                                                                                                                                                   taken during the fall of the first year; statistics is a required
Subtotal ........................................................................... 3    (Subtitle required) ......................................................... 1
                                                                                                                                                                                   course prerequisite for NUR 925 (Research Methods in
   *STA 570 or comparable graduate-level course within
                                                                                         NUR 922 Pharmacologic Applications in Primary Care                                        Advanced Practice Nursing) and NUR 903 (Applied Bio-
the past five years is a prerequisite to the program or can be
                                                                                          or                                                                                       statistics for Outcomes Evaluation).
taken during the fall of the first year; statistics is a required
course prerequisite for NUR 903 (Applied Biostatistics for                               NUR XXX Specialty Science** ....................................... 3                        **Related specialty science courses to be completed by
Outcomes Evaluation).                                                                                                                                                              nurse practitioner and clinical nurse specialist students
                                                                                         NUR 923 Applications of Advanced Health Assessment                                        for direct patient care.
                                                                                          or
            B.S.N. - D.N.P. in Nursing                                                   NUR 926 Systems Application of                                                            D.N.P. Student Outcomes
                                                                                          Advanced Health Assessment** .................................. 3                            Graduates will be prepared to:
   The post-B.S.N. entry option builds on a
student’s undergraduate degree and experience as                                         NUR 925 Research Methods                                                                     • Be expert practitioners for diverse popu-
                                                                                           in Advanced Practice Nursing ...................................... 3                          lations and systems who engage in leader-
a registered nurse and prepares the individual for
                                                                                         NUR XXX Advanced Practice Registered Nurse I                                                     ship to create practice environments that
the advanced practice registered nurse role in a                                          or Systems Management I
chosen specialty. Direct care specialties include:                                                                                                                                        improve health care outcomes.
                                                                                          (actual course numbers vary by specialty/track) .......... 3
Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Adult Clinical                                                                                                                                         • Promote evidence- based innovations, tech-
Nurse Specialist, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner,                                          Summer                                                                                           nologies, and scholarship in nursing and
                                                                                         Elective ............................................................................ 3
Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner                                                                                                                                              health care delivery to improve practice.
(Adult or Family), Primary Care Nurse Practitio-                                                                     SECOND YEAR                                                      • Synthesize scientific, theoretical, and
ner (Adult or Family) or population/systems                                                                                                                        Hours                  policy data from a variety of disciplines to
focus in the Populations and Organizational                                                                                                                                               improve health care systems and health
                                                                                         Fall Semester
Leadership specialty. Students apply to and are                                                                                                                                           outcomes for individuals and populations.
                                                                                         NUR 902 Nursing Leadership
admitted to a particular specialty. Admission                                             in Health Care Systems ..................................................           3       • Collaborate in inter/intraprofessional net-
decisions are made on a competitive basis by                                             NUR 915 Foundations of Evidence-Based                                                            works that promote diversity and opti-
specialty.                                                                                Practice and Program Plan ............................................              4           mize care in complex health care systems.
                                                                                         NUR 919 Strategic Analysis for Quality
Admission Criteria                                                                        Improvement in Nursing and Health Care ....................                         3
                                                                                                                                                                                      • Create an environment that supports per-
   •       Baccalaureate degree in nursing from a                                        NUR XXX Advanced Practice Registered Nurse II                                                    sonal and professional development to
           CCNE or NLN accredited program                                                 or Systems Management II                                                                        enhance health care outcomes and life qual-
   •       Undergraduate grade-point average of 3.3                                       (actual course numbers vary by specialty/track) ..........                          5           ity for populations.
           on a 4.0 grading scale                                                        Spring Semester                                                                              The College of Nursing also offers the terminal
   •       Satisfactory scores on the Graduate Record                                    NUR 903 Applied Biostatistics
                                                                                                                                                                                   academic degree program leading to the Doctor of
                                                                                          for Outcomes Evaluation ...............................................             4
           Examination (minimum scores of 500 on                                                                                                                                   Philosophy in Nursing. For more information on
                                                                                         NUR 904 Epidemiology Applied to the Design
           the Verbal and Quantitative portions are                                        and Evaluation of Nursing and Health Services ..........                           3    this program, refer to The Graduate School
           preferred. Analytical Writing scores are                                      NUR 916 Evaluation for Improvement                                                        Bulletin at: www.rgs.uky.edu/gs/
           evaluated individually.)                                                       of Clinical Practice and Outcomes ................................                  3
                                                                                                                                                                                      For further information, contact:
   •       Three letters of reference                                                    NUR XXX Advance Practice Registered Nurse III
                                                                                          or Systems Management III                                                                             College of Nursing
   •       Personal interview(s)                                                          (actual course numbers vary by specialty track) ...........                         5         315 College of Nursing Building
   •       Licensure as a registered nurse in the state                                                                                                                                       University of Kentucky
           in which clinical will occur                                                  Summer
                                                                                                                                                                                           Lexington, KY 40536-0232
                                                                                         NUR 917 Technology for Transforming
   •       Clinical nursing experience prior to the                                       Nursing and Healthcare ................................................ 3                                (859) 323-5108
           first DNP clinical course                                                     NUR 918 Protection of Human Subjects ........................ 1                                     e-mail: conss@uky.edu
   •       Written goal statement                                                        NUR 930 Problems in Advanced Practice Nursing                                                      www.uknursing.uky.edu
                                                                                          (Subtitle required) ......................................................... 2




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