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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.

Simulation Center


NKU’s Center for Simulation Education uses technology and thoughtfully designed spaces to create a safe learning environment where students can practice real-life healthcare situations.  The center features eight inpatient simulation rooms including an operating room, and a multi-bed critical care room.  In addition, the center has a simulated home health environment and eight outpatient examination rooms.  The simulation spaces, as described below, allow for exploration and learner-centered education. 




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, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington DC, 20001, 202-887-6791.

Council on Accreditation
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

Department of Nursing Mission

Consistent 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 an innovative environment to facilitate excellence in academics, scholarship, engagement, practice, leadership and lifelong learning within a global context to promote health. 


Our People

Nurse Anesthesia Program
Graduate Nursing
Undergraduate Nursing