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Career opportunities for associate,  baccalaureate,  graduate, and doctorally prepared nurses are expanding each and every day. Nursing will continue to be a critical component in the health care system of tomorrow. See How to Apply instructions on menu.

EKU Nursing Video "Turn Your Passion for Helping People Into a Rewarding Career" 
EKU Nursing Program Combatting Shortage Spectrum News 1 11/20/23
US News & World Report -2024 Best Bachelor of Science In Nursing Ranking EKU Stories 9/29/23
Baptist Health Richmond Donates Hospital Beds to EKU Nursing Program Fox56 News Video 11/14/22
EKU Online MSN Program Ranked Among the Country's Best EKU Stories 9/9/22
School of Nursing Celebrates 50 Years EKU Stories 10/29/21

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree is the minimal preparation for the professional practice of nursing. After graduation and successful completion of the National Council Licensure Examination, you will be prepared to practice nursing in a variety of settings including hospitals, community health and mental health agencies, industrial health centers, nursing homes, family planning centers, and crisis care centers. A Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree makes the difference in direct patient care, in your leadership management potential, and in the variety of opportunities open to you.  The BSN degree offers an educational foundation that will allow you to grow into your potential and pave the way for future graduate study.  Baccalaureate education in nursing prepares for a career in professional nursing practice.  Graduate education in nursing prepares you for advanced levels or advanced practice nursing roles.

Some of our graduates have entered the armed forces as commissioned officers or have served as missionary nurses, nurses with HOPE, Vista, or other humanitarian organizations.

At Eastern we have a progressive, innovative curriculum to guide you through the study of nursing science. The BSN & MSN programs at EKU are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC, 20001 (202) 887-6791. Accreditation is one indicator of excellence in nursing education.

If you want the opportunity to be a provider of patient-centered care, a designer/manager/coordinator of care, and a member of a profession who is proactive in a changing health care system, then a nursing degree is for you. EKU will help you achieve these goals! That is the "Essential Eastern" we are proud of.

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