Department of Nursing
Welcome to the Department of Nursing!
We are housed within the College of Health Professions and offer two innovative nursing programs to prepare you for professional nursing practice:
- The Bachelor of Science (BSN) in Nursing.
- The 2nd-Degree BSN (ABSN) program for people who already hold a bachelor's degree in another field.
For further information about our programs or an advising appointment, please call (859) 572-5248 and choose option 2 from the main menu.
NKU's Nursing Program is directly associated with world class clinical affiliations such as Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (acclaimed by US News as one of America's Best Hospitals - 2006), St. Elizabeth Healthcare (recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Magnet hospital), and other top ranked hospitals located throughout the Greater Cincinnati area. Multiple additional experiences include area nursing homes, rehabilitation facilities, and primary health care settings.
NKU Nursing Baccalaureate Degree Program has Full Approval status from the Kentucky Board of Nursing.
Our 2012 NCLEX pass rate was 99%.