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WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

In the Accelerated BSN Nursing Program, you will learn how to provide care for people in different phases of the lifespan and in a variety of health care settings.Throughout the program, you will have the opportunity for collaborative practice and experiential learning in our in our state-of-the-art simulation center. Graduates of Accelerated BSN Program will be prepared to become health care leaders in a global society.

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CAREER PATHS

The BSN degree allows for graduates to practice in a profession that integrates the art and science of caring. Once you successfully complete the 16-month ABSN program you will be eligible to sit for the state board licensing exam to become a registered nurse. Registered nurses with a BSN degree are able to work in a variety of practice areas such as:

  • Acute care settings
  • Intensive Care Units
  • Specialty areas including pediatrics, maternity, and mental health nursing
  • Community health settings including schools, clinics, and health departments
  • Care management

 

NCLEX PASS RATES

The Northern Kentucky University 2019 NCLEX pass rate was 96%.

For more details and a past histroy of the NKU NCLEX pass rates, please visit:  https://kbn.ky.gov/education/Pages/nclex.aspx

Program Contact Information

Caitlin Drouillard Ahlrichs
ABSN Advisor, Last Names A-K
859-572-5756
drouillardc1@nku.edu


Thomas Liauba
ABSN Advisor, Last Names L-Z
859-572-5777
liaubat1@nku.edu

 

 

 

ACCREDITATION

The baccalaureate degree in nursing, master’s degree in nursing and postgraduate APRN certificate at Northern Kentucky University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington DC, 20001, 202-887-6791.

 

 

KENTUCKY BOARD OF NURSING

The Northern Kentucky University BSN nursing programs are approved by the Kentucky Board of Nursing (kbn.ky.gov

 

The Commonwealth of Kentucky Board of Nursing certifies that the Northern Kentucky University Baccalaureate Degree Program has met the requirements established by law and the Kentucky Board of Nursing. In alignment with the U.S. Department of Education regulation 34 CFR 668.43 (a) (5) (v) for Nursing Education, the Baccalaureate Degree Program at Northern Kentucky University provides a comprehensive curriculum which prepares students to sit for the NCLEX-RN examination.   Students seeking licensure in states other than Kentucky and Ohio should refer to https://www.ncsbn.org/14730.htm for additional licensure requirements.

FAST-PACED PROGRAM

The Accelerated BSN Program is designed for non-working, full-time students who can immerse themselves into the theoretical and clinical aspects of professional nursing practice.