Nursing Degree Online Options
Our online nursing classes allow you to continue your education on your terms without having to come to campus. Choose from the following online programs:
An accredited, accelerated online RN to BSN program for working nurses, the EKU program is devoted to your continued success. Eastern Kentucky University is ranked among the best online nursing programs for graduate study, and we are pleased to bring that same level of excellence to the EKU Online RN-BSN program.
Manage common illnesses and injuries and provide your patients with education for healthy living as a family nurse practitioner. Our program has a proud history of a 100% pass rate on national certifying exams. We believe in high quality education and strive to educate nurses who provide much needed health care to the citizens of their own communities. Through the EKU Online Family Nurse Practitioner Program, you will take courses that fit your busy schedule and still receive the essential hands-on experience needed to be successful in the field through clinical hours.
Position yourself as a leader who takes a lifespan approach to care. Eastern’s Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program has had a high certification exam pass rate since its inception. With this online nursing program, you will be qualified to meet the population’s growing mental health needs in private practice, psychiatric hospitals, mental health clinics and a variety of other environments.
A post-master's certificate in a second nursing specialty or role is for nurses who have completed a master of science in nursing degree.
EKU Online offers two online nursing programs of study in the Psychiatric Mental Health area:
Get the nursing certification that will position you for success as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner.
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate –Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Post-MSN)
Choose the nursing certification that will advance your career as a family psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner.
Excel in our progressive public health nursing program with a focus on administration. Gain expertise in population health, assessment, program development, grantsmanship and evaluation. Expand your knowledge in the areas of leadership, systems change, human and financial resources, magnetism and quality management. Graduates are employed in acute care settings, public health agencies, community agencies, and the public sector.
Position yourself as a leader. The online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program has a concentration in organizational leadership. The curriculum is centered on evidence-based practice, culminating in a capstone project in which students address a specific healthcare problem or health outcome and implement practice changes that improve health care, health care delivery or health-related outcomes. Unlike an academic research degree, the DNP is focused on real world implementation of practice improvements that are supported by a body of research evidence.
Gainful Employment-Higher Education Act (78 Fr666665 and FR 66832) Disclosure: Estimated program cost tuition and fees for the 20-hours Post Master’s Rural Public Health Nursing are $8,480.00(Kentucky resident), $14,760(Non-resident); 23-hours Post Master’s in Rural Health Family Nurse Practitioner $9719(Kentucky resident), $16,941(Non-resident; 22-hours Post Master’s Rural Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner $9316(Kentucky resident), $16,224(Non-resident). Two students completed the Post Master’s Rural Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner between Spring 2012 and Fall 2012; one student completed the Post Master’s in Rural Health Family Nurse Practitioner in Spring 2012. Students receiving their Post Master’s in Rural Public Health Nursing may obtain jobs in administrative, supervisory positions in local health departments, state health departments, community health centers, staff development, nurse managers, in health departments and in nursing education. Students receiving their Post Master’s in Rural Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner may obtain jobs in private practice, hospital, rural health clinics. Students receiving their Post Master’s in Rural Health Family Nurse Practitioner may obtain jobs in hospitals, emergency rooms, private medical practice, hospital owned medical clinic, rural health clinics and health departments. Students who are eligible to pursue and receive a Post Master’s Certification must hold a master of science in nursing degree from a nationally accredited program and hold a current, free and unrestricted R.N. license in an approved state with no imposed restrictions on practice, voluntary or otherwise.
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