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50 years of Eastern Kentucky University's School of Nursing

Career opportunities for associate, baccalaureate, graduate, and doctorally prepared nurses are expanding each and every day. Nursing will continue to be a critical component in the health care system of tomorrow. Learn How to Apply.

​The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree is the minimal preparation for the professional practice of nursing. After graduation and successful completion of the National Council Licensure Examination, you will be prepared to practice nursing in a variety of settings including hospitals, community health and mental health agencies, industrial health centers, nursing homes, family planning centers, and crisis care centers. A Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree makes the difference in direct patient care, in your leadership management potential, and in the variety of opportunities open to you. The BSN degree offers an educational foundation that will allow you to grow into your potential and pave the way for future graduate study. Baccalaureate education in nursing prepares for a career in professional nursing practice. Graduate education in nursing prepares you for advanced levels or advanced practice nursing roles.

Some of our graduates have entered the armed forces as commissioned officers or have served as missionary nurses, nurses with HOPE, Vista, or other humanitarian organizations.

At Eastern we have a progressive, innovative curriculum to guide you through the study of nursing science. The BSN and MSN programs at EKU are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC, 20001 (202) 887-6791. Accreditation is one indicator of excellence in nursing education.

If you want the opportunity to be a provider of patient-centered care, a designer/manager/coordinator of care, and a member of a profession who is proactive in a changing health care system, then a nursing degree is for you. EKU will help you achieve these goals! That is the “Essential Eastern” we are proud of.


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The baccalaureate degree, master’s degree, Doctor of Nursing Practice, and post-graduate APRN certificate programs at Eastern Kentucky University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791

The associate nursing program at Eastern Kentucky University School of Nursing located in Richmond, KY is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, Georgia 30326 (404) 975-5000. The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the associate nursing program is continuing accreditation. View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program on the ACEN website.

School of Nursing

 521 Lancaster Ave
Rowlett 223
Richmond, KY 40475
Phone: (859) 622-1827
Fax: (859) 622-1972