Masters of Science in Nursing

Masters of Science in Nursing

Why Choose NKU's Fully Online MSN Program?

Our online MSN program offers flexibility and affordability, allowing you to take your nursing career to the next level. The Master of Science in Nursing Program at Northern Kentucky University was established in 1992. We currently offer seven concentrations ranging from Primary Care Nurse Practitioner to Nursing Informatics.

Features of the Program
Our online MSN Program offers the flexibility that most working RNs desire. Unique features of this program include:

·       Part-time curriculum designed to accommodate working

·       All courses and degree programs offered online

·       Experienced faculty who are focused on student success

·       Average of 92% passage rate on ANCC and AANP
        certification exams

Program Length
Concentrations vary between 34 and 49 credit hours. Students are expected to take courses year round (fall, spring, and summer). Students can expect to finish in seven to eleven semesters depending on the concentration.

Can I Work and Go to School?
Most students work full time and have family responsibilities. Our fully online MSN provides the needed flexibility to successfully complete your degree.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall semester February 15th
  • Spring: October 1st

All applications are reviewed after the respective application deadline. Decisions will be released a minimum of 30 days after the application deadline.

The Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and Nursing Informatics concentrations only admit to the fall semester.


Have More Questions?

Please contact Amanda Kilmer at or 859.572. 5579