Program Overview

The online RN to BSN degree completion program from Eastern Kentucky University provides a supportive, encouraging educational community with professors dedicated to students' success. The curriculum incorporates the standards of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), including evidence-based practice and professional nursing communication and collaboration. Graduates are prepared for careers in nursing leadership, management, research, community/public health, acute care, long-term care, and advanced practice through graduate study.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor Completion

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: Yes

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training,Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

    Requirements

    This is a bachelor completion program. 120 total credits are required, including transfer and major requirements.

    • Associate’s degree in nursing from a regionally accredited program
    • RN license from an approved state that is free and unrestricted, meaning that it has not been subject to reprimand, revocation, probation, suspension, restriction, limitation, disciplinary action, discretionary review/hearing or encumberance nor had any type of complaint filed against it
    • Minimum grade equivalent of a 2.5 (C) or the previous nursing program’s passing grade in any nursing or support course to be transferred

    Restrictions

    Not authorized for residents of Minnesota, Massachusetts, and Tennessee.

    School Overview

    Eastern Kentucky University is a public, non-profit university that was founded in 1906 by the Kentucky General Assembly. Today Eastern Kentucky is an undergraduate and graduate teaching and research institution that comprises five academic colleges. Although, Eastern Kentucky has experienced many changes, its original focus on high-quality instruction, scholarship, and service has remained constant. Through emphasis on these cornerstone vales, Eastern Kentucky University strives to provide intellectual and cultural opportunities that will develop habits of scholarship and intellectual curiosity, provide a deep understanding of American democracy, enable effective and efficient communication, and prepare productive and responsible citizens.

    In addition to traditional in classroom learning, Eastern Kentucky also offers students the opportunity to earn associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degrees online. Through online degree completion students will be able to complete specialized, and in some cases, very diverse degrees. Eastern Kentucky University offers six different start dates for the online programs.

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