About Our Department

The Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing Department at EKU has a proud 40 year history of preparing students for professional nursing practice and providing healthcare services to our Appalachian region rural communities.


The mission of the Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing Department is to:

  • serve the community of interest by providing high quality, accessible learning opportunities which encourage students to act independently, to think critically, to communicate effectively, and to practice professional or advanced levels of nursing with integrity, enlightenment and creativity
  • collaborate with regional partners to promote health