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Welcome to our college

Congratulations on your admission and welcome to the College of Health and Human Services at Northern Kentucky University!  We at NKU look forward to an intense, yet enjoyable academic career with you and are eager to integrate you into our program.  This website highlights the essentials on how to navigate course registration, academic advising, and walks you through other details that establish you as a student at Northern Kentucky University.

Please peruse the links below, which provide you the needed information to be successful as you begin your academic journey in our MSN program.

Our faculty and staff are passionate about student success and dedicated to a philosophy of enhancing human health and preserving a good quality of life.

If you have further questions, your next step is to speak with an academic advisor. The information to follow will give you specific instructions on how to schedule an appointment.

Dr. Dale Stephenson
Dean of the College of Health & Human Services

Patricia Deane

Congratulations on your acceptance into the Master of Science in Nursing Practice (MSN) Program within the College of Health and Human Services.  This is an exciting time as you begin to advance your role and responsibilities in providing care to all people in a variety of settings.    We are honored and look forward to working with you as you continue to impact health care in a variety of settings; while, at the same time making contributions to our nursing profession.

As we face challenges in healthcare systems the leadership, knowledge and expertise of you as masters prepared nurses is critical for the care of individuals, families, groups, and society. Your time in the MSN program will be challenging yet extremely rewarding.   You will find the curriculum to be accelerated, engaging and will well prepare you to provide leadership in all healthcare settings. Faculty and I look forward to meeting you.

Welcome to the NKU Norse family!

Patricia Deane, DNP, DSL, PMHNP-BC, CTMH
Director, Master of Science in Nursing Program


New MSN Student Orientation:

New MSN Student Orientation 7/5/2022

Getting started: