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


With technology and thoughtfully designed space, we simulate real-life health care situations like interviewing a patient, reading an X-ray, or administering an injection. The St. Elizabeth Healthcare Simulation Center features seven simulation rooms including an operating room and intensive care unit. Well prepared nurses, respiratory therapists, and radiological technologists are critical in emergency situations. The spaces for practice, as described below, allow for exploration and learning in a safe environment.




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