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:

Rural Health Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN)

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.

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (MSN)

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:

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate (Post-MSN)

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.

Nursing Administration

MSN – Nursing Administration

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.

Doctor of Nursing Practice (Post-MSN DNP)

Position yourself as a leader. The online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program includes coursework and immersion experiences focused on organizational leadership. Become an expert in designing, managing, implementing and evaluating healthcare outcomes.

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Gainful Employment

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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