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), 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.
STUDY ABROAD OPPORTUNITIES
Spring Break in Mexico City
Dates are March 9 – 15, 2014
Information Session – November 7, 2013 2:00 – 3:00 pm in SU 109
Contact: Lynn Smith - 859-572-5671
There is an opportunity to spend your Spring Break in Mexico City doing volunteer service work in the city and the countryside. You will live with a host family, and learn about Mexican culture and society first-hand. You will eat delicious food, your Spanish will improve by leaps and bounds (even if you speak no Spanish right now) and even have time for tourism!
We partner with the YMCA in Mexico City, and work with children, schools, and communities to establish relationships and make lasting impressions. Be aware: the person most changed by this service will be YOU!
Summer in Tanzania
Dates: June 12 to July 16, 2014
If you love adventure then traveling to Tanzania next summer is for you! Capture the essence of this east African country in an exciting 5 week adventure that emphasizes public health. Explore Swahili culture, traditions and history. Experience and practice in a variety of health care settings while learning about health challenges affecting this country. Travel on safari in the Ngorongoro region of northern Tanzania and also to the exotic island of Zanzibar for more exciting outdoor experiences as well as exploring the island’s health care. Also you may take Community and Public Health Clinical and get credit for it in our program!
Women’s Health and Community and Public Health Clinical, several other courses are offered including Swahili
Cost: $3975 without airfare
Financial Aid: Available through NKU and several other sources. See Study Abroad.
For more information:
Contact: Adele Dean HC 324, firstname.lastname@example.org, ext. 5627
Also visit the Study Abroad Office in UC 330
Visit Kentucky Institute for International Studies website: KIIS.org
NKU Nursing Baccalaureate Degree Program has Full Approval status from the Kentucky Board of Nursing.
Our 2012 NCLEX pass rate was 99%.