Eastern Kentucky University teamed up with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield to create solutions to address rural Kentucky’s need for better access to quality healthcare. The Anthem Rural Medicine Scholarship is available to eligible students who agree to serve eastern Kentucky communities for at least three after graduation. This scholarship, funded by a $92,000 donation by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, is designed to cover the cost of textbooks and tuition. Eight Nurse Practitioner students at EKU received the Anthem Rural Medicine Scholarship in 2021. These recipients were Alan Sloas, Haley Bloom, Madison Trent, Alexis McWhorter, Breanna Goble, Sara Cornelison, Shaye Duvall and Sara Darmadji.
The EKU Online program maintains the same high standards as the face-to-face program. In fact, the EKU Online graduate degree programs in nursing are repeatedly recognized by U.S. News & World Report among the nation’s very best. Students learn through video content, applied assignments and synchronous technologies that allow them to communicate with faculty in real time. This accredited program allows working professional to take classes according to their own schedule and requires no campus visits.
Benefits of EKU Online’s nationally-accredited Rural Health Family Nurse Practitioner program:
- 98.6% first attempt pass rate on national certification exams
- Ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top 50 best online graduate nursing programs in the country
- No campus visits required
- Convenient 8-week terms for core courses
- Spring, summer and fall start dates
- High level of interaction and engagement with faculty and student peers
- Personalized academic advising
- High student satisfaction rates
Interested in earning your FNP online?
Earn your online master’s degree from a regionally accredited university that has been an online education leader for more than 15 years. With an added emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention, our nationally-accredited program prepares graduates as highly skilled primary care providers and health care leaders
To learn more about our online FNP program or what scholarship opportunities may be available, complete the form or visit our nursing program page.