Northern Kentucky University
Highland Heights, Kentucky 41099
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Nursing Programs OfferedAccelerated BSN Programs
Adult Health Nursing - Post-master's certificate
Family Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner - Post-master's certificate
Pediatric Nursing - Post-master's certificate
RN to BSN Programs
RN to BSN Program Details
The Online RN-BSN completion degree provides career mobility for the registered nurse who needs the high flexibility that a distance learning program can provide. A substantial background in the liberal arts is an integral part of preparation for professional nursing and the upper-division curriculum blends scientific and humanistic theories with nursing theories to provide graduates with a foundation for professional nursing practice.
The online program can be completed on a full or part-time basis and the rotation begins each fall. Full-time students can complete the major core requirements in less than 18 months taking 4 courses (12 hours) each semester.
Applicants must be a graduate of an Associate Degree or Diploma Nursing program and hold current R.N. licensure of state in which student resides. Students must also provide additional proof of licensure for the state in which the student is completing practicum requirements if different than the state of residence.
BSN Program Details
The B.S.N. program curriculum is based on concepts and theories of nursing, liberal arts, and the sciences. The nursing process is incorporated throughout the curriculum. Carefully planned laboratory experiences, such as simulation and clinical experiences, are an integral part of the program of study, beginning in the first semester and continuing throughout. Hospitals and health care agencies in Northern Kentucky, Greater Cincinnati, and Southern Indiana serve as clinical practice settings during day and evening hours.
Graduates of the BSN program are prepared to function as a provider of care, a manager of care, and a member of the discipline of nursing. They use critical thinking, communication, and technical skills in providing care to individuals and families.
Knowledge is specific and factual and can be applied directly to practice. The practice of BSN graduates occurs in a variety of hospital, clinic, and community settings.
Graduates of the BSN program are awarded the degree of Bachelor of Science in Nursing and are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) and to continue their education at the master's and doctoral levels.
Accelerated BSN Program Details
The A.B.S.N is an accelerated program designed for bachelor's-prepared or post-baccalaureate individuals who want to make a career change. The course requirements for this program are the same as those in the traditional B.S.N. and pre-requisites are required.
The program is fast-paced and rigorous, incorporating an entire three years of nursing courses into 16 months. The accelerated program is designed for non-working, full-time students who can immerse themselves into the content with focus and without distraction.