Build on your professional expertise through useful interactive discussions and meaningful course assignments. EKU’s curriculum blends academic and professional preparation through course topics such as health promotion and disease prevention, quality, performance improvement, coordination of services and population health.
*Program requires completion of a statistics course. Students transferring in an eligible statistics course can complete the program in 25 credit hours.
The Accelerated Path:
The accelerated path is available for students who:
The Traditional Path:
The traditional path is the best choice for most EKU Online RN-BSN students. It is designed for students who:
Contact your enrollment advisor to find out which path is best for you.View Sample Course Plans for the Traditional and Accelerated Paths
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.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 7 percent from 2019 to 2029, faster than the average for all occupations. An aging population, and an increase in chronic conditions, such as arthritis, dementia, diabetes, and obesity will lead to steady growth in this occupation.Learn More About RN Careers
With EKU, you are well on your way to your BSN. Just complete 25 credit hours to earn your degree! You will receive credit for additional courses based on your associate degree in nursing, NCLEX licensure and professional experience. If you have taken a qualifying statistics course, you will only take nursing courses. It’s possible to earn your BSN in as little as 12 months with the accelerated path.