Department of Advanced Nursing Studies

Department of Advanced Nursing Studies
Albright Health Center Suite 206
859-572-7964 (Phone) 859-572-1934 (Fax)


The DNP is designed for those in direct clinical practice and areas that support clinical practice-administration, organizational management and leadership, education, and policy.

Ed.D. Nurse Educator Track ideal for nurses seeking careers in nursing education.

Nursing Informatics

Through the use of cutting edge technology and online instruction, the Master of Science in Nursing offers seven tracks to prepare Registered Nurses for Advanced Nursing Practice.

Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

Distance Registered Nurse Bachelor of Science(RN-BSN) program provides career mobility for the registered nurse who needs the high flexibility that distance education can provide.

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The MSN advanced practice programs and DNP have full approval status from the Kentucky Board of Nursing. 

The RN to BSN, MSN and Post Masters are accrediated by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Advanced Nursing News & Events

Fall 2014 Applications

We are still accepting applications for Fall 2014 semester in the following programs:  Doctorate of Nursing Practice and Post Masters Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. Deadline for admissions for these programs is August 1, 2014.

Spring admissions deadlines for all programs will be posted by August 1, 2014.

If you are interested in applying or have any specific application questions please email or call 859.572.7964.


The Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program is in approved candidacy status with ACEN.

NKU wishes to announce that it will host an onsite review for the initial accreditation of its DNP program by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing on September 16 -18, 2014.

As part of the open review process, you are invited to submit comments. Comments should be submitted to ACEN- Attn: Sharon J. Tanner, EdD, MSN, RN, Chief Executive Officer-ACEN, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, or via email