Western Kentucky University

School of Nursing

Picture of WKU Medical Center Health Science Complex at NightNursing Skills LabNursing Students in ScotlandBSN StudentsSimulation LabNursing Faculty at Homecoming TeaDr. Ransdell with SON students at Dizney Clinical LabsRN to BSN StudentsKentucky Deans and graduate students in front of the Capital during Hill visits with legislators.SON students at Center for Courageous Kids

WKU Medical Center Health Science Complex

Nursing Skills Lab

Nursing Faculty Dr. Susan Jones and Instructor Diana Wooden in Scotland

Simulation Lab

Nursing Faculty

Dr. Ransdell with SON students at the Dizney Clinical Learning Center.

Kentucky Deans and Graduate Students

BSN students and faculty member Dr. Dawn Wright at Camp Courageous

Welcome From the Director of The WKU School of Nursing:

 Picture of Mary Bennett PhD, APRN

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.

 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

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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Mission, Philosophy and History of WKU School of Nursing

 Last Modified 6/26/14