Yancey School of Nursing

Our Mission

“The mission of the Yancey School of Nursing is to equip students as liberally educated nurses in a Christ centered academic environment, with the values, core competencies, and core knowledge necessary to provide leadership and service for the nursing profession. A population focused health care approach emphasizing health promotion and maintenance serves as the foundation to prepare graduates to function independently as clinical decision makers in multiple health care settings and to pursue advanced professional education.”


The Ministry of Nursing

Established in 2001, the Yancey School of Nursing (YSN) has a reputation for producing exemplary graduates who excel clinically and professionally. The faculty and staff of the YSN believe nursing is a ministry of compassionate, competent, and comprehensive physical, psychosocial, and spiritual caring. Utilizing Jesus Christ as a model of servant leadership, all of the courses in the nursing program are taught from a decidedly Christian perspective. Students are immersed in a supportive learning environment designed to shape them as professional Christian nurses.

The baccalaureate nursing program has been one of exemplary service and growth over the last decade. Most recently, the YSN has expanded its ministry to include online baccalaureate degree completion and graduate level programs. The YSN maintains approval from the Kentucky Board of Nursing (KBN) and accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Graduates from the YSN enjoy an excellent overall NCLEX-RN passage rate and are highly sought after by employers.

Benchmarks and NCLEX Pass Rates may be viewed HERE

Why choose KCU Nursing?

• Learn from experienced, well-qualified faculty who keep abreast of the ever-changing health care environment through continued employment in nursing positions providing direct patient care.
• Fellowship with faculty and staff who are passionate about the educational ministry of KCU and desire to personally invest in each student’s life.
• Enjoy low faculty to student ratios in classroom and clinical settings.
• Participate in an abundance of service opportunities promoting integration of faith and nursing knowledge.
• Practice application of nursing concepts and skills into care of patients in realistic, simulated health care environments utilizing current technology.
• Gain confidence in patient care through hands on clinical experiences in a variety of high quality health care facilities.
• Cultivate knowledge and skills necessary to serve in leadership roles and for the pursuit of advanced nursing degrees.

Opportunity to Use My Abilities for God

“At KCU I was able to learn under the guidance of the best ministry professors and administrators. KCU gave me
my first opportunity to use my abilities for God. KCU gave me an opportunity to excel athletically, artistically, and
academically. But most of all, when I look back on my time at KCU, I will remember the people. I will remember the
smiles, I will remember the laughs my friends and I shared. KCU is a family and one I am very proud to be in.”

Cody Sabol, Class of 2017

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