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Feb. 12, 2007
For Immediate Release


By Linda Waggener, assistant director of university communications

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – The School of Nursing at Campbellsville University is now accepting applications for students wishing to begin classes in the fall semester of 2007. Two important requirements must be met now in order to prepare to enroll. These are explained below along with the contact information.

The School of Nursing offers a two-year program leading to the associate degree in nursing. The degree prepares the graduate to function as a generalist and to practice in a variety of positions in a variety of clinical settings. The program’s goal is to graduate “competent, qualified, caring and compassionate nurses,” according to Jo Ann Wever, dean of the School of Nursing.

CU nursing students learn how to take vital signs, give wound care, administer patients’ medications and practice disease prevention, she said. “You’ll learn what it means to be a nurse,” Wever said, “how to think like a nurse as well as what to do.”

Wever is a full colonel in the United States Army Reserve who has served as both an instructor at the University of Kentucky’s College of Nursing and the chief nurse of two medical units in the Army Nurse Corps. She is a licensed registered nurse in the state of Kentucky.

The associate degree program has limited enrollment and therefore admission will be selective and competitive, Wever said. Applicants must be officially accepted into the program prior to enrolling in any nursing course.

Applicants are considered on the cumulative GPA of prerequisite courses, ACT scores and/or NLN pre-Admission Examination. Transfer students will be accepted using same criteria and on a space available basis. Graduates of the program are eligible to write the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).

Steps to take now in order to qualify for enrollment by the deadline include:

1. Register for and complete the National League for Nursing (NLN) pre-admission exam. The required pre-admission exam should be arranged with the School of Nursing now in order to meet the March 16 deadline for registration. (Or provide an ACT score from within the last five years.)

2. Register for the fall semester on May 15, 2007 provided you have completed the test above.

For details, stop by the CU School of Nursing located on North Columbia Avenue in Campbellsville, or phone (270) 789-5155 or e-mail:

Campbellsville University, now celebrating her Centennial year, is a private, comprehensive institution located in South Central Kentucky. Founded in 1906, Campbellsville University is affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention and has an enrollment of 2,310 students who represent 100 Kentucky counties, 32 states and 28 foreign nations. Listed in U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” 14 consecutive years as one of the leading Southern master’s colleges and universities, Campbellsville University is located 82 miles southwest of Lexington, Ky., and 80 miles southeast of Louisville, Ky. Dr. Michael V. Carter is in his eighth year as president.