Admissions Process

KCU does not guarantee that programs that fulfill Kentucky licensure requirements will satisfy the criteria of professional licensure boards in other states or territories. Students from outside the state of Kentucky who are considering a program of study that may lead to professional licensure should contact the appropriate licensing agency in their state of residence before beginning a course of study. Eligibility for licensure and/or certification may involve more than successful degree completion.
Directory of State Boards of Nursing: https://www.ncsbn.org/contact-bon.htm

Every state has authority to regulate institutions offering education within the state’s boundaries, including online/distance learning. The need to seek state authorization for distance learning depends on a combination of the state’s laws and the activities that the program/institution is conducting in that state. KCU is committed to complying with all states’ regulations for distance learning programs. Students from outside the state of Kentucky should contact the program’s coordinator for specific information regarding state authorization in your state.
Kristen Geyer
APRN Program Coordinator

 


Admission Criteria 

  1. Scholastic achievement as evidenced by college GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  2. Valid, non-restricted license as a registered nurse in a United States jurisdiction.
  3. Two satisfactory letters of reference providing evidence that the prospective student is both competent and ethical.
  4. A writing sample describing the applicant’s educational and professional goals along with rationale for desiring to enroll in the YSN program.
  5. Applicants that enter the program without RN experience must provide evidence of a minimum of 800 hours of RN clinical practice prior to progressing to NUR 617: Advanced Nursing Internship I.
  6. TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) scores when English is a second language. An internet-based score of 85 is required.  Must be taken in the last 5 years.

Application Process

Two ways to apply:

You can apply to KCU’s nursing programs via NursingCAS, the centralized application service for nursing HERE

Or apply to KCU’s nursing program using a KCU application. HERE

Instructions for NursingCAS application: 
  • Click on the link above and you will be directed to the login page where you can either create an account or log into an existing account.
  • Navigate to the Programs List page and select Kentucky Christian University from the school drop down menu.
  • Click on the blue “+” button next to your program of choice. From there you can navigate to the main application dashboard and fill out your information.
  • We recommend you visit the “Program Materials” section first  to view KCU’s program page and learn about our requirements.

2. Be prepared to submit the following documents:

  • Resume
  • 2 references (1 from direct supervisor and 1 personal/academic)
  • Writing sample describing educational and professional goals along with rationale for desiring to enroll in the YSN program
  • Evidence of TOEFL for ESL students – have official scores sent to KCU
  • Copies of college transcripts from all schools attended – request official copies be sent directly to Nursing CAS                  
  • Official high school transcripts will be collected upon acceptance 

ATTENTION – IMPORTANT DATES

Priority Application Deadline – March 1
Regular Application Deadline – May 1

*Completed application packets received after deadlines will be reviewed based upon number of available seats

Questions?

If you have questions about our RN-MSN Program, please contact us: nursing@kcu.edu

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they knew about my life, provided counsel, encouraged me, and pushed me to grow. I felt that my education for
ministry was amazing and really helped prepare me for ministry. A lot of my spiritual mentors have come out of
KCU and also some lifelong friendships with fellow students. KCU might not be the biggest school, but it has one
of the biggest hearts.”

Cady Wurtz, Class of 2017 Graduate School

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