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- Frequently Asked Questions about our Requirements
- NEW Guaranteed BSN Nursing Admission FORM - for High School Students with ACT Composite score of 23 or above
- Nursing Scholarships
- NEW APA Writing for Nursing Students
- Associate of Science in Nursing
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing
- Second BS/BA Degree Entry Option
- Registered Nurse to BSN
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Welcome From the Director of The WKU School of Nursing:
Our mission is to provide a range of high quality undergraduate and graduate nursing programs to meet the changing health care needs of a global society.
Why Choose Nursing as a Career?
If you want your life work to make a difference in the lives of others, nursing can be an excellent career for you. Nursing is the largest health care profession and one of the fastest growing. The job market is continuing to expand for nurses with a BSN or higher level degrees and nursing graduates command some of the highest starting salaries for college graduates.
Nurses Make the World a Better Place
When graduates of different majors across the US were asked about the importance of their work, Nurses were the most likely to say that their work makes the world a better place.
Why Choose WKU Nursing?
Just ask our students. WKU is a special place to become a nurse because of our excellent faculty, our new facilities, our community based clinical partnerships and the entire WKU experience. Our students have passrates ranging from 90-100% on the NCLEX licensure exam and the nurse practitioner exams. Our alumni routinely report 100% employment on 1 year post graduation surveys. We also recently doubled the number of students we admit to our nursing programs so there has never been a better time to become a WKU nurse!
How do I start?
Click on the future student link on the left navigation bar to help you determine which WKU nursing program is right for you.
Hope to see you soon at WKU!
Dr. Mary Bennett, Director, WKU School of Nursing
PUBLIC NOTICE OF UPCOMING ACCREDITATION REVIEW VISIT BY THE ACCREDITATION COMMISSION
FOR EDUCATION IN NURSING, INC. (ACEN)
Western Kentucky University wishes to announce that it will host a site review for continuing accreditation of its Associate of Science in Nursing Program by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
You are invited to meet the site visit team and share your comments about the program in person at a meeting scheduled at 2:30 pm on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at WKU South Campus, room 137.
Written comments are also welcome and should be submitted directly to:
Marsal P. Stoll, Chief Executive Officer
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: (404) 975-5000
Fax: (404) 975-5020
All written comments should be received by the ACEN by February 2, 2015
Accreditation of WKU Nursing Programs:
WKU Nursing programs have full approval by the Kentucky Board of Nursing and are accredited as follows:
The ASN program at WKU is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.(http://www.acenursing.org)
The BSN, MSN and DNP programs at WKU are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) (http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation).
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