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NKU's nursing programs are directly associated with multiple top-ranked hospitals located throughout the Greater Cincinnati area. Additional experiences include area nursing homes, rehabilitation facilities, and primary health care settings.

Simulation Center

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NKU's Center for Simulation Education is proud to be accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare.



The baccalaureate degree in nursing, master’s degree in nursing, postgraduate APRN certificate and Post Master's Doctor of Nursing Practice degree at Northern Kentucky University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (


The Northern Kentucky will host an accreditation visit by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) on September 25-27, 2023.  The purpose of the visit is to seek continuing nursing accreditation of the Post MSN Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program and the DNP Nurse Practice Nurse Anesthesia Specialization program.  

In accordance with CCNE accreditation procedures, interested parties may submit written comments concerning a program’s qualifications for accreditation.

Written third party comments regarding the School of Nursing DNP Post Masters and Nurse Anesthesia Specialization program must be received by CCNE no later than September 7, 2023.  Only signed comments are accepted by CCNE.  All third-party comments submitted to CCNE must be written in English, consistent with CCNE’s policy on Conduct of Business in English.

CCNE shares their-party comments with members of the evaluation team prior to the visit, but at no time during the review process are these comments shared with the program.  During its review of the program, the evaluation team considers third-party comments that relate to the accreditation standards.

If you have comments regarding the School of Nursing DNP Post Masters and Nurse Anesthesia Specialization program at Northern Kentucky University, please submit to 

Or if you prefer mail comments to:

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Attn: Third Party Comments
655 K Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DE 20001.

The NKU Nurse Anesthesia Program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs, 222 S. Prospect Avenue Suite 304, Park Ridge, IL 60068-4001, Phone: 847-692-7050

School of Nursing Mission

Consistent with the mission and values of NKU and CHHS, The School of Nursing empowers students to advocate for the well-being of all communities through an innovative, evidence-based learning environment that fosters excellence in academics, scholarship, engagement, practice, leadership and lifelong learning.




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