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Cathy Abell
PhD, MSN, RN, CNE
Coordinator, RN to BSN Program
WKU Department of Nursing
1906 College Heights Blvd. # 11036
Bowling Green, KY 42101
cathy.abell@wku.edu
(270) 745-2391

WKU Online
Nikki Roof
Student Support Specialist
learn.online@wku.edu
(270)745-5173

Owensboro Health Partnership


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Program Curriculum

Required Core Courses (36 Hours)

Consists of upper (300 and 400) level nursing courses.

  • Nurs 300: Concepts of Disease Process (3 credits)
  • Nurs 309: Health Assessment (3 credits)
  • Nurs 315: Concepts of Pharmacology (3 credits)
  • Nurs 321: Transcultural Nursing (2 credits)
  • Nurs 323: Concepts/Professional Nursing (2 credits)
  • Nurs 339: Care of the High Acuity Patient (3 credits)
  • Nurs 340: Teaching and Health Promotion   (3 credits)
  • Nurs 400: Nursing Leadership/Management (3 credits)
  • Nurs 405: Nursing Informatics (2 credits)
  • Nurs 408: Professional Issues (3 credits)
  • Nurs 412: Nursing Research (3 credits)
  • Nurs 430: Concepts of Public Health Nursing (4 credits)
  • Nurs 431: Application/Public Health Concepts (2 credits)

Additional Courses (3 Hours)

 Colonnade (39 Hours) or General Education Certification

In addition to the program specific courses previously listed, students without an A.A. or A.S from a regionally accredited school must complete 39 additional hours as part of the Colonnade Program (formerly General Education). However, students who transfer to WKU with an earned associate degree from a regionally accredited school are considered General Education Certified and are not required to complete Colonnade requirements.

Please note the following as you plan your program of study:

  • A bachelor’s degree requires a minimum of 120 credit hours. Remaining hours may be earned through completing a Minor Program of Study, an Undergraduate Certificate, additional electives or through a combination of these options.
  • CCNE accreditation requires that all nursing programs, even if offered online, must include at least some clinical practice hours. Our program meets this requirement by assisting students to schedule clinical experiences in their home area and with limited face to face meetings.

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