Western Kentucky University
1906 College Heights Blvd.
Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101
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Nursing Programs OfferedADN Programs
Family Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner - Post-master's certificate
RN to BSN Programs
ADN Program Details
The faculty of the Associate Degree Nursing Program of Western Kentucky University ascribe to the University's commitment to produce nationally and globally competitive graduates and to provide continuing education opportunities for lifelong learning to our constituents. The mission of the Associate Degree Nursing program is to provide the educational resources to meet the regional needs for registered nurses. The program prepares the graduate as a generalist to give nursing care in a variety of health care settings and provides the knowledge base for career mobility.
The nursing program has been accredited since 1966 by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), 3343 Peachtree RD NE Suite 500, Atlanta GA 30326, 1.800.669.1656 ext 153, www.nlnac.org. The program also has full approval from the Kentucky Board of Nursing. The Kentucky Board of Nursing determines eligibility for licensure. Applicants for licensure must provide necessary information regarding drug, alcohol, or conviction history for determination of licensure eligibility. The Kentucky Board of Nursing has the power to deny a nursing graduate the right to take the NCLEX-RN.
RN to BSN Program Details
The RN to BSN program of study is designed to facilitate registered nurses (RNs) to complete the requirements for the baccalaureate of science nursing degree (BSN). This academic program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) of the American Association of College of Nursing (AACN).
Each semester, two (2) cohorts of students will be admitted, a part-time and full-time cohort. When accepted for admission, students must choose which cohort they would like. The students in each of these cohorts will progress through the curriculum as a group and must take courses as noted in planned schedule for the designated cohort. The full-time cohort is reserved for students who have completed all general education and statistics requirements.
BSN Program Details
Individuals who complete a bachelor’s nursing degree receive training in areas such as communication, leadership, and critical thinking skills, all of which are becoming more important as nursing practice becomes more complex. Supervised clinical experience is provided in the hospital departments such as pediatrics, psychiatric, maternity, and surgery. In addition to the hospital setting our students receive clinical experience in nursing homes, schools and health departments all leading to a broader knowledge based student nurse.