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Advance Your Career with Our Family Nurse Practitioner Degree

Build on your professional expertise through advanced education in evidence-based management of acute and chronic health conditions across the lifespan. With an added emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention, our program prepares graduates as highly skilled primary care providers and health care leaders.

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Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

EKU’s online doctor of nursing practice (DNP) prepares students to innovate, lead change, and improve health outcomes for patients and populations. Unlike a research focused degree, EKU’s respected program is practice focused. It equips students with the tools they need and guides them through real-world implementation and evaluation of evidence-based practice improvements.

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Post-MSN Certificate - Family Nurse Practitioner

Build upon your advanced nursing knowledge and skills through certification as a family nurse practitioner. Graduates are clinical experts prepared to deliver evidence based primary care of acute and chronic health conditions in a variety of settings for individuals across the lifespan.

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Dan Purtell

My experience at EKU has been absolutely wonderful, and I wouldn’t change a thing. The manageability of the program while maintaining full time employment is why I have recommended it to many friends and coworkers.

Dan PurtellEKU Online Family Nurse Practitioner Graduate
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Benefits of EKU Online

EKU’s CCNE-accredited program delivers competencies required for advanced practice nursing in a highly interactive and flexible online format.  Didactic courses provide foundational knowledge and skills necessary for development of clinical competency and national certification as a family nurse practitioner. 

  • 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
  • International Teaching and Learning award winner via Blackboard™ learning management system
  • 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
  • Recipient of international Blackboard Catalyst Award for Teaching and Learning for innovative and excellent use of the Blackboard learning management system

Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

The baccalaureate degree, master’s degree, Doctor of Nursing Practice, and post-graduate APRN certificate programs at Eastern Kentucky University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington DC 20001, (202) 887-6791.

Preparing You for Success

Upon program completion, graduates will have:

  • Obtained 700 direct patient care hours, the last 300 of which allow synthesis of all prior clinical and didactic courses.
  • Demonstrated clinical competency in assessment and critical analysis of data to meet the needs of patients in multiple health care settings.

EKU online nursing programs provide an engaging learning environment and accessible collaborative faculty. For detailed information about our programs, please review the MSN Student Handbook 2020 – 2021.

Career Opportunities

Family nurse practitioners are Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) educated to provide a full range of primary care services and are becoming a health care provider of choice for many people.  As clinicians with clinical expertise in diagnosing and treating health conditions with an added emphasis on disease prevention and health management, APRNs will be increasingly utilized in collaborative models of care.

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About Our University

Eastern Kentucky University is consistently recognized as being one of the best online colleges in the nation.

Eastern Kentucky University is a nationally recognized public university located in Richmond, Kentucky. Established in 1874, EKU strives to make quality education available to everyone. A brick-and-mortar accredited institution, EKU began offering online degrees in 2006 and continues to service all students with our on-campus offerings.

The University offers more than 50 online programs in various areas of study, designed for adult learners who want to earn a college degree or certificate while working full-time or juggling other life priorities. Online programs are available through the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences, College of Business, College of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics, College of Education & Applied Human Sciences, College of Health Sciences, and College of Justice, Safety & Military Science.