School of Nursing & Health Sciences

The Union College School of Nursing and Health Sciences, established in 2010, is home to the nursing and athletic training programs.

The RN-to-BSN track was created to serve registered nurses who wish to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, enhance their practice and grow as health care professionals. The program is offered on a part-time basis so nurses may continue to work full-time as they pursue the degree.

A pre-licensure track began Fall 2012 to serve those in the region who are not nurses who wish to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). This program will include two years of pre-requisite, and liberal arts and science courses before the upper division nursing major is anticipated to begin in Fall 2014. Admission into the upper division major will be competitive. Admission to Union College will not guarantee admission to the upper division major.

The athletic training program prepares students to take the Board of Certification exam and/or to pursue graduate studies. Students get excellent hands-on experience through access to multiple team physicians, clinical settings, Union’s 23 athletic programs and opportunities to intern with professional sports teams and in other settings.

The  nursing program is approved by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS),and the Council on Post-secondary Education (CPE). The baccalaureate program at Union College is accredited by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (http:/www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation)..  Additionally, the program has development status with the Kentucky Board of Nursing to develop the pre-licensure track.


Leadership

Staff

Mr. Douglas Branch
Assistant Professor Athletic Training; Clinical Coordinator
Ms. Brisja Brewer
Adm Asst: Nursing and Health Sciences
Ms. Marisa Greer
Assistant Professor: Nursing
Dr. Lorene Putnam
Dean of Nursing & Health Sciences
Ms. Melinda Smith
Assistant Professor: Nursing
Mr. Lucius Willson
Assistant Professor Athletic Training