Frequently Asked Questions

Applications are processed through NursingCAS, the centralized application service for nursing. All application materials must be received before the deadline of the year the student desires to enter the program. Visit www.nursingcas.org to start your application or log into an existing account.
NursingCAS charges a nominal application. Please visit http://www.nursingcas.org/prepare-to-apply/fees/ for fee schedule.
  1. 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.
  2. A maximum of 60 students are selected from the pool of qualified applicants each fall for admission into the prelicensure baccalaureate program option.
  3. The maximum of 50 qualified applicants are selected for admission into the RN-B.S.N. program option each year.
  4. A maximum of 25 qualified applicants are selected for admission for admission into the B.S.N.-D.N.P. program.
Admission into any School of Nursing program is determined via a competitive selection process. The number and the quality of the applicants will determine the competitiveness of the applicant pool. Historically, students who have built a solid science foundation, who demonstrate the ability to communicate clearly and who have excelled in the prerequisite course work have had the highest probability of earning admission.
No. Faculty are concerned that students have established the foundation that is essential for success in our program.
Due to COVID 19 and accessibility of a testing site, the TEAS test will not be required for admission during the 2020-2021 School Year.”
No. Applications are not transferrable from year to year. Interested students must reapply annually, by the submission deadline, for admission consideration. Visit www.nursingcas.org to start your application or log into an existing account.
The School of Nursing offers:
  • Associate of Applied Science in Nursing
  • The Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-BSN in Nursing
  • The Doctor of Nursing Practice
No. The School of Nursing does not offer practical or vocational programs.
Yes. The Associate of Applied Science in Nursing program courses are offered primarily during evening hours with nights and some weekend clinicals. The entire RN-BSN in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs are available online.

Clinical rotations are held at many health care locations throughout Central Kentucky and Louisville regions.

A full-time commitment to study is encouraged.

No. Kentucky State University only accepts nursing students in the fall semester.

Yes. The application deadline for fall admission consideration is April 1.

Prelicensure Nursing courses can be completed at either Kentucky State University or another community college or university.

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.

Yes. A student may transfer courses from an institution that offers comparable prerequisite or non-major courses that are approved by Kentucky State University and the School of Nursing.
Yes. Applicants may reapply by the submission deadline for admission consideration. Visit www.nursingcas.org to start your application or log into an existing account.
No. Study abroad is not available at this time.
Yes, You will need your own transportation to all clinical and community service agencies.
Yes. All nursing programs are approved by the Commonwealth of Kentucky Board of Nursing.

No. The School of Nursing and Health Science 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.)

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
(502) 597-5957

General questions may be emailed to nursing@kysu.edu.

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.