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University of Louisville

School of Nursing

Louisville, KY

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Overview

University of Louisville / School of Nursing is located in Louisville, KY, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioner
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Adult gerontology nurse practitioner
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Women's health nurse practitioner
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Neonatal nurse practitioner
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Family nurse practitioner
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioner
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Family nurse practitioner
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Adult gerontology nurse practitioner
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Nursing research
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Education and administration
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Neonatal nurse practitioner

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 54
Other Advanced Degrees 7

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE with minimum score of 156 Verbal, 146 Quantitative, 4.0 Analytic (for PhD)
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required for some

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

61
Applied
41
Accepted
36
Enrolled
67%

Applying

65
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th January 15th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Bachelor's degree from nationally-accredited college, completion of 6 prerequisite courses, minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE with minimum score of 156 Verbal, 146 Quantitative, 4.0 Analytic (for PhD)
Doctoral Degree Requirements 3 letters of professional reference; minimum GPA of 3.0 with BSN, 3.25 with MSN; written statement of career goals, areas of expertise, and reasons for pursuing doctoral degree; resume including RN license

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Recommended TOEFL Paper score: 560
IELTS: Recommended IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards October 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

160
Total Graduate Students
1%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.13%
Black or African American 10%
White or Caucasian 77%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 4.38%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3.13%
Unknown 0.63%

Gender

Male (17%)
Female (82%)

Faculty

89
Total faculty
Full-time - 44
Part-time - 45
Male (8)
Female (81)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Environmental health, health services research, women's mental health, self-management of chronic illness in adults and children, health disparities
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
762,266

Location & Contact

Address K-Wing 3019
555 South Floyd Street
Louisville, KY  40202
United States
Contact Dr. Marcia J. Hern RN
Dean and Professor
Email: m.hern@louisville.edu
Phone: 502-852-8300
Fax: 502-852-8783

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