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Follow your call to a healthy career of healing others!

Nursing is the ultimate service profession. You’re dedicated to providing a compassionate, healing touch for people experiencing some of the most challenging times of their lives. From high fevers to broken bones, you dedicate your life to ease pain and facilitate healing.

At University of the Cumberlands, we applaud your commitment. But more than that, we provide tangible support in the form of degree programs with state-of-the-art simulation labs and applied experiences designed to help you achieve your goals for helping others and for helping your career.

Attention Working Nurses

University of the Cumberlands has initiated partnerships with hospitals and healthcare centers throughout Kentucky to provide training opportunities for their staff, including nurses. Talk with your HR department or one of our enrollment specialists to see if you qualify for tuition relief or reimbursement through your employer.

Associate Degree in Nursing

Our 100 percent online Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) prepares those aspiring to enter the field of nursing for an RN role. Foundational nursing concepts are explored in this program, emphasizing the pre-licensure quality and safety competencies presented by the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) Institute, including evidence-based practice, client-centered care, teamwork and collaboration, quality and improvement, safety and informatics. Graduates are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN exam and apply for licensure upon successful completion of the exam.

Associate Degree in Nursing at a Glance:

  • 100% online coursework
  • Program designed for completion in two years
  • 43 credit hours required
  • $500 per credit hour*


This 100 percent online degree completion program was designed to give working RNs a clear path toward earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing that is programmatically accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). With a rolling admissions process and accelerated 8-week bi-terms, students can complete the program in as little as 12 months. And your clinical rotations can be completed locally in your community. Plus, working nurses may be eligible for tuition reimbursement through their employers*. Coursework covers problem-solving and critical thinking skill, building on your existing nursing fundamentals in quality improvement, informatics, health promotion, evidence-based nursing practice and more.

RN to BSN at a Glance:

  • 100% online coursework
  • Finish in under a year
  • 38 credit hours required
  • 8-week sessions
  • $199 per credit hour*

Master of Science in Nursing

Our 100 percent online Master of Science in Nursing — Family Nurse Practitioner program was developed to give working nurses the skills, insight and education they need to take their careers to the next level. Programmatically accredited by the CCNE, our graduate level nursing program covers coursework in informatics, data management, healthcare technologies and more.

Master of Science in Nursing at a Glance:

  • 100% online coursework
  • Cohorts complete in 2 years
  • 48 credit hours required
  • 720 clinical hours
  • $500 per credit hour*

*University of the Cumberlands can defer billing to allow for full tuition reimbursement from employers on a case-by-case basis. Talk to your financial advisor for details.

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