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.
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.
Upon program completion, graduates will have:
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.
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.Learn More About Nurse Practitioner Career Opportunities
Prepare for a rewarding career with evidence-based learning and the tools needed to become highly skilled primary care providers and health care leaders.
Since 2013, the faculty and design team at EKU have collaborated to make the family nurse practitioner program one of the highest ranked online programs in the country. Their commitment to student engagement and excellence earned the faculty and instructional designer the prestigious Blackboard Catalyst Award.
EKU Online offers veterans and active duty military students an unparalleled online learning experience that provides accessibility, convenience and flexibility.
Special Tuition for Active Duty* Military
Eastern Kentucky University offers reduced tuition expenses to $250 per credit hour for undergraduate and $325 per credit hour for graduate courses to all service members currently serving on active duty.
*Active duty is defined as on federal orders for 180 days or more.
“I’d like to thank the EKU College of Justice & Safety for the opportunity to complete my degree online. It’s very user-friendly, and everyone has bent over backwards to make this happen.”
– 1LT Heath Bergmann, EKU Online graduate student on deployment in Afghanistan