College of Nursing

RN-BSN

$70K

average salary for graduates with similar degrees

according to Burning Glass

110K

job postings last year

according to Burning Glass

16%

expected job growth rate

according to Burning Glass

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Program Summary

Application Dates: 07/1/2020
10/15/2020
Start Dates: 08/24/2020
01/13/2021
Credits required: 30

Tara Grana, B.S.N, R.N.

Academic Advisor

College of Nursing

College of Nursing

315 College of Nursing Building

751 Rose Street

Lexington, KY 40536-0232

(859) 323-5108

  • BSN

Enhance your expertise and develop the skills to provide patient-centered care in multiple settings with a bachelor’s of science in nursing (B.S.N.). Learn from our faculty, who are clinical experts, and develop your existing experience to address a full-range of healthcare issues.

Program Summary

Application Dates: 07/1/2020
10/15/2020
Start Dates: 08/24/2020
01/13/2021
Credits required: 30

Take Care of Your Future

Designed for working registered nurses, this flexible, online program can be completed in as little as one calendar year. As a student in our program, you will become familiar with concepts such as population health, healthy work environments, interprofessional collaboration, and evidence-based practice.  As graduate of this program, you will:

  • Integrate knowledge, skills, and values from the arts and sciences in order to provide safe, effective, and patient-centered care.
  • Make independent and collaborative decisions that employ clinical reasoning and draw on your knowledge of complex healthcare systems.
  • Use evidence-based practice and systematic processes to prevent illness and injury; promote, maintain, and restore patient health; and support patient choices for a peaceful death.
  • Communicate effectively in oral and written formats in order to facilitate safe, high-quality care that improves health outcomes.

Admission to the program requires an associate’s degree from an accredited nursing program with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. Students must obtain R.N. licensure before beginning courses with clinical practice experience. Clinical practice experience will be completed at a geographically convenient location.

Jon Grillon, Neuroscience/Stroke ICU Staff Nurse
"Even though the program was online, the faculty members were very accessible, accommodating, and encouraging. They strengthened my leadership, research, and writing skills."

Jon Grillon

Neuroscience/Stroke ICU Staff Nurse

Imagine Your Future

Registered Nurses

Registered nurses (RNs) provide and coordinate patient care, educate patients and the public about various health conditions.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics | Click the link for more info.

Median Salary

$71,730

per year in 2018

Number of Jobs

3.06m

in 2018

10 Year Job Outlook

371,500

new jobs (average)

Work Environment

Registered nurses work in hospitals, physicians’ offices, home healthcare services, and nursing care facilities. Others work in outpatient clinics and schools, or serve in the military.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Contact

Tara Grana, B.S.N, R.N.

Academic Advisor

College of Nursing

College of Nursing

315 College of Nursing Building

751 Rose Street

Lexington, KY 40536-0232

(859) 323-5108

State Authorization & Licensure

If you plan to complete a University of Kentucky online program while living outside of Kentucky, you should check the Out-of-State Students page to determine if the University of Kentucky is authorized to provide this program in your state of residence. If you plan to use the degree to seek licensure, you should also determine if the degree meets the educational requirements for licensure in your state.