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Western Kentucky University

12 months
953 USD/credit
917 USD/credit
607 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The Nursing program offered by Western Kentucky University builds on the first professional degree, the baccalaureate of science in nursing. The purpose of the program is to develop expertise in advanced nursing practice that demands increased accountability, proficiency, and leadership.


The mission of the School of Nursing (SON) of Western Kentucky University is to produce culturally sensitive nurses for an increasingly global society at the associate, baccalaureate and graduate levels and to provide continuing education opportunities for life long learning to our constituents.


  • Family Nurse Practitioner (MSNP)
  • Nurse Administrator (MSNA)
  • Nurse Educator (MSNE)
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (MSNS)

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Advanced Physiological and Pathophysiological Concepts
  • Nursing, Politics and Health Policy
  • Advanced Health Assessment
  • Theoretical Foundations of Professional Nursing
  • Advanced Health Assessment Clinical
  • Transition to Advanced Nursing Practice
  • Advanced Issues in Professional Nursing
  • Practice Management for Advanced Practice Nurses
  • Graduate Nursing Research
  • Research Applications

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Earned BSN degree from nationally accredited nursing program
  • Hold unencumbered RN licensure at the time of application, and must be licensed in the state where clinical experiences will be completed
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on 4.0 scale
  • Applicants with a cumulative GPA between 2.75-2.99 in the BSN degree, will be considered for admission provided they have at least a 3.0 GPA in the last 60 hours of the BSN degree; and have a satisfactory review of additional required admission materials (goal statement, resume, references); plus a positive interview. Admission if approved will be on a probationary status requiring that the student earn a minimum grade of B in each course in the first 12 hours of the program.
  • Psychiatric NP applicants must document at least one year of RN experience in a psychiatric mental health nursing before the start of clinical course in the program.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    953 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 953 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    917 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 917 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    607 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 607 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Bowling Green

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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