Located in Richmond, Eastern Kentucky University offers a master of science in nursing with a concentration in rural health family nurse practice. The program consists of 47 credits, and students can complete the degree in 7-9 semesters. Students may also transfer in up to 12 credits. Regular semester courses last eight weeks, while summer courses last six weeks.
The curriculum focuses on health promotion and disease prevention, with courses like advanced pharmacology and pathophysiology. Courses run on an asynchronous schedule, allowing students to complete coursework on a more flexible timeline. In addition to online courses, learners complete 750 direct patient care hours through clinical courses and an internship.
Campus: Richmond, Kentucky
Accreditation(s): Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Tuition: $662 per credit hour
Admission Requirements: Bachelor of science in nursing with a minimum 3.0 GPA; three-hour undergraduate statistics course with grade "C" or higher; RN license; at least one year of RN experience
Minimum Time Commitment: 24 months
On-Campus Requirements: No
Program(s): MSN - Rural health family nurse practitioner