In the Accelerated BSN Nursing Program, you will learn how to provide care for people in different phases of the lifespan and in a variety of health care settings.Throughout the program, you will have the opportunity for collaborative practice and experiential learning in our state-of-the-art simulation center. Graduates of Accelerated BSN Program will be prepared to become health care leaders in a global society.


The BSN degree allows for graduates to practice in a profession that integrates the art and science of caring. Once you successfully complete the 16-month ABSN program you will be eligible to sit for the state board licensing exam to become a registered nurse. Registered nurses with a BSN degree are able to work in a variety of practice areas such as:

  • Acute care settings
  • Intensive Care Units
  • Specialty areas including pediatrics, maternity, and mental health nursing
  • Community health settings including schools, clinics, and health departments
  • Care management

Program Contact Information

Rachel Croley
BSN Advisor 



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.


The Accelerated BSN Program is designed for non-working, full-time students who can immerse themselves into the theoretical and clinical aspects of professional nursing practice.