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2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

School of Nursing

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Location: FH 455
Telephone: 859-572-5895
Fax: 859-572-1934
Email Address: healthprofessions@nku.edu
Web Address: https://www.nku.edu/academics/chhs/programs/schools/nursing.html
Director: Kim Dinsey-Read, PhD, MSN, MBA, RN

Other Key Personnel:

Associate Director of Graduate Studies:
Post-Master’s DNP Program Director:  Karen Vietz, PhD, CNS, RN
Nurse Anesthesia Program Director:  Judy Audas, DNAP, APRN-CRNA, MSN
MSN Program Director:  Patricia Deane, DNP, DSL, PMHNP-BC, CTMH


Consistent with the mission and values of NKU and CHHS, The School of Nursing empowers students to advocate for the well-being of all communities through an innovative, evidence-based learning environment that fosters excellence in academics, scholarship, engagement, practice, leadership and lifelong learning.

Nursing is an art and a science.  Nurses care for the whole patient and community.  Nurses use core scientific and nursing knowledge combined with assessment of the patient’s biological, physical, social, emotional and community needs to provide the best possible care.  Nurses practice within the American Nurses’ Association Code of Ethics by acknowledging the uniqueness of every person and treating them with compassion, respect and dignity. In addition, nurses advocate for and protect patients’ rights.

The School of Nursing faculty believe nursing education is continually evolving and must be based in evidence.  Students learn through didactic, skill practice, and clinical rotations.  Students and faculty are both essential to this interactive process; both contributing and learning from each other in an environment of mutual respect. Nursing education is based on the development of cognitive, affective and psychomotor domains.

The School of Nursing faculty believe the goals of graduate education should be the development of persistent intellectual inquisitiveness, deeper analytical thinking, and enhanced clinical judgment. Students completing this education will display effective communication, competent delivery of advanced care, promotion and sharing of research, professional accountability, leadership and responsibility.

Graduate programs offered by the School include the Master of Science in Nursing, Post-Master’s of Science in Nursing certificate, Nurse Practitioner Advancement, and Doctor of Nursing Practice.

The DNP, MSN, NP Advancement and Post-Master’s certificate programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

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