RN to BSN Completion Programs in Kentucky

The RN to BSN curriculum builds on the prior knowledge a registered nurse has gained through a diploma or associate’s degree nursing program. Courses focus on critical thinking, communication skills, leadership skills and other areas that help strengthen a nurse’s clinical nursing skills and management capabilities. Graduates are prepared for the current issues impacting nursing practice as well as for entry to graduate degree programs where they can specialize in nursing education, nursing leadership, advanced practice nursing and other areas.

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RN to BSN Online Programs in Kentucky

Most RN to BSN programs are offered online or at least partially online. One of the more critical considerations is accreditation. Nursing program accreditation ensures that the RN to BSN program will adequately prepare a nurse for professional practice at the BSN caliber. RN to BSN online programs can be completed in as little as twelve months with the transfer of prior nursing credits. The schools below participate in nursing articulation models or course credit transfer toward the BSN degree, which can significantly shorten the length of the program. Inquire with the schools found below to learn more.

According to Workforce Kentucky, the mean annual wage in 2008 for a registered nurse was $57,645. This number will vary significantly based on experience, location, facility, position and other factors, however it provides a ballpark expectation. Higher education has continuously been associated with greater earning power. Many states are considering legislation that would require the BSN as a minimum for professional nursing practice and the AACN and ANA have published statements that they feel the BSN should be the minimum for professional nursing practice. Find an RN to BSN program below that meets your needs or learn about the RN to MSN programs in Kentucky.

Nursing Schools Based in Kentucky Offering RN to BSN Programs

Bellarmine University

Programs Offered: MSN – (Nursing Education, Nursing Administration, Family Nurse Practitioner, MSN/MBA Dual Degree Option), Post-masters certificates in Nursing Education and Nursing Administration

2001 Newburg Road – Miles Hall,
Louisville, KY 40205,
PH: 502-452-8215

Eastern Kentucky University

Programs Offered: MSN – (Rural Health Family Nurse Practitioner, Rural Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Advanced Practice Rural Public Health Nursing – Nursing Education or Administration), Post-MSN Certificate – (Family NP, Psych-Mental Health NP, Public Health Nursing)

521 Lancaster Avenue,
Richmond, KY 40475,
PH: 859-622-6353

Frontier Nursing University – Distance Education

The Frontier Nursing University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of College and Schools. They offer online MSN Programs with post masters certificates in the following areas: Certified Nurse Midwifery (accredited by ACME), Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner (accredited by the NLNAC). FSMFN also offers an online DNP program accredited by the AACN.

Programs Offered: Online ADN – MSN (Tracks: Nurse Midwifery) , Online MSN – (Tracks: Nurse Midwifery), DNP (Online)

Indiana Wesleyan University

Indiana Wesleyan University holds institutional accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

Programs Offered: BSN, RN-to-BSN, MSN, MSNA, MSNE | Nursing, Nursing Admin, Nursing Education, Primary Care

Kentucky Christian University

The Online RN to BSN is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

100 Academic Parkway,
Grayson, KY 41143,
PH: 606-474-3255

Kentucky State University

The Online RN to BSN is accredited by the (NLNAC).

400 East Main St.,
Frankfort KY 40601,
PH: 502-597-5957

Midway College

The Online RN to BSN is accredited by the (NLNAC).

512 E. Stephens Street,
Midway, KY 40347-1120,
PH: 859-846-5725

Moorehead State University

The Online RN to BSN is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

150 University Blvd.,
213 Reed Hall,
Morehead, KY 40351,
PH: 606-783-2630

Murray State University

Programs Offered: MSN – (Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) – Adult Health Family NP)

120 Mason Hall,
Murray, KY 42071,
PH: 270-762-2193

Northern Kentucky University

Programs Offered: MSN – (FNP, ANP, PNP, GNP, Nursing Administration, and Nursing Education), Post-Master’s Certificates – (nursing administration, nursing education and NP)

303 Albright Health Center,
Highland Heights, KY 41099,
PH: 859-572-5248

University of Kentucky

Programs Offered: MSN – Acute Care NP: (Adult Clinical Nurse, Adult Psychiatric/Mental Health NP, Parent-Child Nursing (Neonatal/Perinatal Clinical Nurse specialist, Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist, Pediatric NP), Primary Care NP: (Adult NP, Family NP, and Geriatric NP), Public Health Nursing (Public Health Clinical Nurse Specialist, Public Health Nursing Management, Nursing Care Management)

315 College of Nursing Building,
Lexington, KY 40536,
PH: 859-323-5108

University of Louisville

The Online RN to BSN is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

School of Nursing, University of Louisville,
Louisville, KY 40292,
PH: 502-852-5368

Western Kentucky University

Programs Offered: MSN – (Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator, Nurse Administrator, Occupational Health Nurse)

1906 College Heights Blvd., #11036,
Bowling Green KY 42101-1036,
PH: 270-745-3391

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