Nursing at Spalding University | JCTC

Nursing at Spalding University

Associate in Art/Science to Bachelor of Science in Nursing


Completion of the following curriculum will satisfy the requirements for the Associates in Science at the Kentucky Community and Technical College System and leads to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Spalding University. 

Admission Requirements 

Admission to the School of Nursing requires a 3.0 overall GPA: 

  • 24 completed credits OR A conferred AA/AS degree
  • If less than 24 completed credits a cumulative GPA of 2.0 is recommended
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  • A separate application into the School of Nursing at Junior status facilitated by your Spalding advisor, assuming all progression courses are completed or almost completed with a C or better. 

Kentucky Community and Technical College System 

Option 1: For those who have earned AS/AA- Qualify for the Block Credit Transfer (Gen Ed Certification status). This student would move directly into their Junior year of the Nursing program. Below is the class that must be taken to progress toward upper level Nursing course completion. We recommend taking the progression class, if possible, while pursuing your associate‚Äôs degree at JCTC. 

  •  Associate of Arts = Gen Ed Certified
  • Associate of Science = Gen Ed Certified
  • Progression course(s):
    • Spalding A&P I with lab BIO 251 @ KCTCS BIO 137
    •  Spalding A&P II with lab Bio 252 @ KCTCS BIO 139
    • Spalding Microbiology Bio 256 with lab @ KCTCS BIO 225
    • Spalding Research in Health Science HS 350 @ KCTCS PSY 215 OR PSY 213
    • Spalding Psychology 103 @ KCTCS PSY 110
    • Spalding Pathophysiology Bio 301 @ KCTCS HST 122

Option 2: This pathway is intended for students who have not earned their AS/AA and wish to transfer before completing their degree at Jefferson.

TBS XXX means to be selected by KCTCS student.
TBD XXX means to be determined by Spalding based on course selected.

KCTCS Course Course or Category Credits Spalding Course
ENG 101  Writing I 

ENGL 109
ENG 102 Writing II 

3 ENGL 110
COM 181 

Basic Public Speaking  3 COMM 201
HIS XXX  Heritage 3 HIST XXX 
PYS 110

General Psychology 3 PSY 103
  Lifespan Development 3 PSY 202

Any Religious Studies Social/ Behavioral Gen Ed

PHI 130 Ethics 3 PHIL 154
BIO 137 Anatomy + Physiology I 4

BIO 251
BIO 139 Anatomy + Physiology II 4 Bio 252
MAT 109 OR MAT 150

College Algebra 3 MATH 113

Subtotal General Education Core Courses: 34

KCTCS Course Course or Category Credits Spalding Course

Any Comm or Foreign Language Gen Ed 3-4 COMM XXX

Any English Literature Humanities Gen Ed 3 ENG XXX

Subtotal AA Requirement Courses: 6

KCTCS Course Course or Category Credits Spalding Course
FYE 105 Achieving Academic Success 3 SU 100
CIT 105 Intro to Computers or IC3 0-3 Elective Hours
HST 122 Pathophysiology 3 BIO 301
PSY 215 OR PSY 213 Research in Health Science 3 HS 350
BIO 225 Microbiology    4 Bio 256
TBS XXX  Social Behavioral Science Gen Ed*  3 SOC XXX 

One of the courses taken at KCTCS must be selected from the KCTCS identified Cultural Studies course list to fulfill requirements for the Associate in Arts.

Subtotal Elective Courses: 21

TOTAL Associate Degree Hours: 61