Frequently Asked Questions
- A maximum of 60 students are selected from the pool of qualified applicants each fall for admission into the Associate of Applied Science and Bachelor of Science programs.
- A maximum of 60 students are selected from the pool of qualified applicants each fall for admission into the prelicensure baccalaureate program option.
- The maximum of 50 qualified applicants are selected for admission into the RN-B.S.N. program option each year.
- A maximum of 25 qualified applicants are selected for admission for admission into the B.S.N.-D.N.P. program.
The Test of Essential Academic Skills evaluates a student's readiness for college programs in the health sciences - primarily nursing programs. To be considered for the Nursing program at Kentucky State University, you must score a proficient. Due to the COVID 19, the TEAS test will be waived for the 2022-2023 School Year.
- Associate of Applied Science in Nursing
- The Bachelor of Science in Nursing
- RN-BSN in Nursing
- The Doctor of Nursing Practice
Clinical rotations are held at many health care locations throughout Central Kentucky and Louisville regions.
No. Kentucky State University only accepts nursing students in the fall semester.
Prelicensure Nursing courses can be completed at either Kentucky State University or another community college or university.
I am presently a certified nursing assistant and have been working for the last five years. Will I receive advanced placement in your program?
No. The School of Nursing does not require ACT or SAT scores to apply for undergraduate nursing programs. Please check with Kentucky State University admissions to determine if an ACT or SAT score is required for admission to the university.
No. The School of Nursing does not require a GRE score to apply for the Doctor of Nursing Practice program. Please check with Kentucky State University admissions to determine if an ACT or SAT score is required for admission to the university.
A student must earn competitive admission to the School of Nursing once prerequisite course work is complete. Applications are ranked according to qualifiers including GPA and deficits. Deficits are pre-requisite courses that are not completed prior to application submission. Due to the competitive nature of the admissions process, deficits can significantly impact your chances for admission to the nursing program.
No. The School of Nursing does not accept deferred enrollment.
Yes. Science courses must be taken within five (5) years of application. Other support courses (e.g., psychology, sociology, statistics, nutrition and human development have a ten (10) year time limit.)
I was unsuccessful in another nursing program; do you give special consideration to these applicants?
Each application is reviewed on an individual basis. We do not admit students who have been dismissed.
Applicants whose first language is not English must score at least 550 (paper) or 80 (internet-based) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Information of the TOEFL can be found at https://www.ets.org/toefl.
Yes. Students or Registered Nurses educated outside of the United States are required to present verification of having passed the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) examination. In addition, liberal arts and general studies credits earned at institutions of higher learning outside of the U.S. must be evaluated by the World Education Service (WES), Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) or International Academic Credential Evaluators (IACEI) for determination of transferability prior to submitting an application for admission.
Yes. All nursing programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.
School of Nursing
400 East Main St.
Betty White Health Center
Frankfort, KY 40601
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Your TEAS score report from ATI must be completed within five (5) years of the date of your application.
In a single attempt, you need to earn a proficient score.
Yes. There is a fee assessed each time you take the TEAS examination. Because promotions and discounts may be available, it is best to obtain information about the fee from the ATI TEAS website https://atitesting.com/teas-exam.aspx.