Master of Science in Nursing / Rural Health Family Nurse Practitioner
Eastern Kentucky University

Program Details

The Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Rural Health Family Nurse Practitioner from Eastern Kentucky University is an online nurse practitioner degree for RNs seeking to advance their careers as nurse practitioners.  Courses offer an advanced education in the evidence based management of acute and chronic health conditions for patients of all ages, forming a strong foundation in the knowledge and skills needed for a career as a family nurse practitioner.  This degree also focuses on health promotion and disease prevention.  

Students will benefit from a program that is both highly interactive and flexible.  You will develop clinical competency is the assessment and critical analysis of data that meets the needs of patients in a variety of health care settings.  Graduates are prepared for careers in:

  • Federally qualified rural health centers
  • Primary care clinics
  • Urgent treatment centers
  • Retail clinics
  • Private practice

% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Eastern Kentucky University is accredited by:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

  • An undergraduate course in statistics with a "C" or higher
  • Have at least one year of experience prior to application
  • RN license from an approved state that is free and unrestricted

Restricted States

Colorado, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Washington