Department of NursingMorehead State UniversityCenter for Health, Education & Research316 W. Second St., Ste. 201Morehead, KY 40351Phone: 606-783-2296Fax: 606-783-9123
The Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) program is accredited through the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Ste. 850, Atlanta, GA 30326. Phone: (404) 975-5000.
MSU's Baccalaureate Nursing Programs (BNP) are accredited through the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, NW Ste. 530, Washington, DC 20036. Phone: (202) 887-6791.
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850 Atlanta, GA 30326
Status: Continuing accreditation with conditions.
Kentucky Board of Nursing (KBN) 312 Whittington PkySuite 300Louisville, KY 40222
Board of Nursing approval Status: Monitoring
According to the 2011 Bureau of Labor statistics (BLS) report, Registered Nurses comprise the greatest number of healthcare professionals with a total employment of approximately 2.6 million jobs. The Registered Nurse (RN) has a panoramic set of responsibilities. The RN is responsible for treating patients, educating patients, families and the public, helping perform and analyze diagnostic tests and administering treatment and medications. The RN will also work to teach patients and their families topics such as diet, exercise, nutrition and self medication administration.
Registered Nurses are employed in a variety of settings. According to the 2011 BLS report, 60% are employed in hospitals, either public or private. RNs are also employed in physician’s offices, home health care services, nursing care facilities and employment services. Some RNs choose to pursue advanced degrees that allow them to practice as Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Educators, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Public Health Nurses or Nurse Anesthetists.
The job outlook for RNs is excellent. According to the BLS report in 2008 2,618,700 were employed. The projected employment in 2018 is 3,200,200, an increase of 581,500 or 22%. Demand will remain high for registered nurses in hospitals, employment services and extended care settings. In addition, there will be an increased demand for registered nurses will be in physician’s offices and home health services, according to the BLS report.
The average starting annual salary for a Registered Nurse in Kentucky is $40,314.
Admission to Morehead State University (see MSU admission requirements).
The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program has
limited enrollment on the Morehead and Mt. Sterling campuses. The following
criteria are used to determine conditional acceptance to the ADN Program
for ADNP applicants and Paramedic to ADN Track applicants:1.
American College Test (Enhanced ACT) Score with a mandatory minimum composite
score of 20 or higher.2. A. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or
higher on a scale of 4.0 with a minimum grade of "C" in prerequisite courses
required for the Associate Degree Nursing Program. ADNP Students
Paramedic to ADN Track StudentsBIOL 234
Human Anatomy & Physiology I
See list of prerequisites courses on the reverse side.BIOL
235 Human Anatomy & Physiology II
(A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required for BIOL 234,ENG 100
BIOL 235, MATH 135 and ENG 100).Math Core
MATH 135, Mathematics for Technical Students,recommended (or 131, 152,
174, 175 or equivalent)B. Applicants with a grade less than "C" in
two courses required for the ADNP within the last two years are not eligible
for admission.C. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative
GPA of 2.0 on all work at the University. D. Applicants may be
conditionally admitted to the program pending successful completion of
prerequisite courses required for admission to the program.E.
Paramedic to ADN Track applicants must (1) successfully complete the National
Standard Curriculum paramedic course, (2) hold an active and unrestricted
national or state certification to practice as a Paramedic, and (3) have
the equivalent of one year’s experience as a Paramedic.F. Paramedic
to ADN Track applicants must successfully complete (with a minimum grade of
"C") all other prerequisite courses prior tocompletion of the NURA 111,
Paramedic to ADN Track Transition Course..G. Paramedic to ADN Track
applicants must seek admission into the ADNP within one year after completion
of the NURA 111, Paramedic to ADN Transition Course, with a grade of "C"
or higher. Please refer to the Paramedic to ADN Track Course Sequence.3. Final acceptance will be dependent on maintaining course grades and grade
point average as well as meeting CPR and Health requirements by
established dates. Compliance with the Technical Performance Standards is also
required. 4. Clinical education is a mandatory component of the
ADNP. Due to accreditation requirements of the clinical education centers,students will be required to obtain a criminal background check and/or undergo
drug testing prior to acceptance to the clinical assignment.The student
is responsible for any incurred cost. Any student who fails acceptance to the
clinical assignment will be unable to complete theprogram. Conditions for Enrollment1. Students may be assigned to clinical
practice areas other than those in the immediate area, requiring traveling some
distance from campus.Transportation to and from these settings is the
responsibility of the student.2. Clinical experiences and formal
lectures may be required during various hours of the day, evening, and
night. 3. Students have the responsibility for the cost incurred by
enrollment in the nursing program. This cost includes CPR, immunizations, professional malpractice insurance, criminal background check, academic
materials, testing fees, clothing, and equipment.Application DeadlinesAdmission
criteria and procedures are reviewed on an annual basis. It is the applicant’s
responsibility to verify current application criteria and procedures
prior to the application deadline.
Application for Fall admission into
the Associate Degree Nursing Program and the Paramedic to ADN Track is made in
the spring semester prior to fall classes. The application deadline date
is the last Friday in March. Application for
Spring admission is made in the fall semester prior to spring classes.
The application deadline date is the last Friday in
The Department of Nursing admission
application form is available on-line at www.moreheadstate.edu/nursing.For additional information, please contact Carla Aagaard, Academic Counseling
Coordinator, at (606) 783-2641 and email@example.com, or Misty Lilley, Regional Academic Counseling Coordinator, at (606) 783-2639
Primary Phone: 606-783-2641
E-mail: Carla Aagaard
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