Blackboard Catalyst Award Winner 2019 Badge
The EKU Online Family Nurse Practitioner program was honored with a Catalyst Award for Teaching and Learning from Blackboard Inc., a leading technology company for education and student engagement. The award recognizes courses and programs that demonstrate innovative use of online learning platforms to enhance flexibility and positively impact the educational experience.
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Primary care physician checks patient's heart rate
Across the United States, communities are facing a shortage of primary care providers. That’s due, in part, to the changing healthcare needs of the Baby Boomer generation. In fact, the number of Americans over the age of 65 is expected to double by 2060.
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25 Top Online DNP Programs Badge
Eastern Kentucky University is home to one of the best online doctor of nursing practice programs according to Nursing School Hub. The EKU Online program ranked No. 20 on the organization’s list of the top DNP degrees.
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EKU nursing graduates smiling in hospital
Eastern Kentucky University is one of the best colleges offering online bachelor’s degrees in nursing according to rankings released by SR Education Group. Among fully online, regionally accredited programs, the EKU Online RN to BSN degree was named among the Top 25 programs in the United States.
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U.S. News & World Report, Top 25
EKU Online nursing degrees ranked in the Top 25 for Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs by U.S. News & World Report. EKU placed 23rd up from 39th in 2017. This is the third consecutive year the EKU Department of Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing has been ranked in the Top 40.
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EKU Alum Shannon Rey-Barreau
As a fulltime working nurse, Sharon Rey-Barreau needed an accredited program that would work with her schedule. “The online classes gave me the opportunity to pursue an advanced degree while also honoring other commitments,” explained the RN-BSN graduate who lives in Lexington, Kentucky.
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A busy hospital hallway, with nursing students in residency
Dr. Molly J. Bradshaw has an impressive resume. She’s been a school nurse, a nurse manager, a nurse practitioner and a Navy nurse. She is nationally board certified in women’s health and family care. While she’s proud of her accomplishments as a practitioner, she believes her most important role is that of a nurse educator.
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Best Online Masters Degree Badge
Eastern Kentucky University’s online MSN program ranks 13th according to Best Master’s Degrees. The organization reviewed online nurse practitioner programs from 90 accredited colleges.
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2017 Top Online Masters in Nursing
The EKU Online MSN programs are among the educational options rated highly by SR Education Group. The organization ranked Eastern Kentucky University #20 among online master’s degree programs in nursing. EKU is also one of the more affordable schools to make the list.
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EKU Nursing Student Vicky Turner
When Vicky Turner decided to earn her DNP with EKU Online, she didn’t expect much to change. She had a job she liked as an acute care nurse at a respected research university. She was a lifelong Kentucky resident, and she had been with the same employer for 20 years.
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