Special arrangements have been made by which an undergraduate student may attend Georgetown College for three years and the University of Kentucky for two years and receive degrees from both institutions attended, a Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Nursing Arts from Georgetown College and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Kentucky. Students may be able to attend other schools of nursing, but no special arrangements have been made with other schools.

(*Students will attend Georgetown College four full-time semesters plus two part-time semesters and the University of Kentucky four full-time semesters and two part-time semesters. Students will be part-time in both institutions for two semesters.)

Initial Admission to the Program

To be accepted into the Dual Degree Program in Nursing all students, including transfer students, must meet admissions requirements of the University of Kentucky College of Nursing, namely: an ACT composite score at the 50th percentile on national norms and a high school grade point average of 2.5 or more. Students must also be approved by the Admissions Committee of Georgetown College.

Continuation in the Program

A student planning to pursue the dual degree program in Nursing Arts needs to contact the Georgetown College Program Coordinator by the beginning of the sophomore year.

Admission to the University of Kentucky

At the end of three full time semesters at Georgetown College, a student must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher for work completed at Georgetown College and at least a 2.75 grade point average in biology and chemistry. Students must have successfully completed CHE 111, 112, and CHE 113 before beginning their nursing courses at the University of Kentucky. In addition, enrollment in nursing classes requires completion of an approved certified nursing  assistant program.

General Requirements

Students will be required to satisfy the NEXUS program requirement by completing six NEXUS credits for each full-time semester at Georgetown College. See the discussion of this program in the Academic Policies and Regulations section of the Catalog. Students must finish all requirements for the degree at the University of Kentucky to be eligible to receive a degree from Georgetown College. Students must also satisfy the Foundations and Core requirements of Georgetown College. Specific courses required for the B.S. in Nursing Arts include: BIO 111, 212, 305, 305L, 306, 311, CHE 111, 112, 113, MAT 107, MAT 111 or PSY 211, KHS 320, and PSY 111.