Innovative Degree and Certification Programs

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.

Graduate Programs

The Department of Nursing at Northern Kentucky University will host an evaluation team from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) to review the Doctor of Nursing Practice program for initial accreditation. This on-site visit is scheduled for September 10-12, 2018 at Northern Kentucky University. Interested individuals and groups are invited to make comments directly to CCNE. All comments are considered confidential and are shared only with the evaluation team. Comments will be accepted until August 20, 2018.

Please submit comments to:

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Attn: Third-Party Comments

655 K Street, NW, Suite 750

Washington, DC 20001



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.

Department of Nursing Mission

Consist with the mission and values of Northern Kentucky University, and the College of Health Professions the faculty and staff of the Department of Nursing promote and innovative enviroment to facilitate excellence in academics, scholarship, engagement, practice, leadership and lifelong learning within a global context to promote health. 


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