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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.
Morehead State University Associate Degree Nursing Program (ADNP) Faculty is
proud to announce the implementation of a new curriculum beginning fall 2015.
The ADNP will be moving to a concept based curriculum which provides organizing
principles to build upon. The new conceptual curriculum is designed to promote
clinical reasoning around central concepts rather than memorization of
difficult to relate material. Teaching strategies within the new curriculum
include many active learning strategies that promote the development of
effective clinical reasoning.
The new ADNP Curriculum is a 60
hour curriculum with eight hours of prerequisite courses. This curriculum will
include a new prerequisite course NURA 112: Introduction to Nursing Concepts,
which will be offered for the first time fall 2015. Students seeking to
apply for program admission for the spring 2016 semester should take NURA 112
during the fall 2015 semester. A pre-requisite requirement for NURA
112 includes a composite ACT score of 20 or higher.
Associate Degree Nursing Program (ADNP) is a program of study leading to an
associate of applied sciences degree (AAS) with an area of concentration in
nursing. The program combines general education studies with nursing theory and
clinical education. The program is designed to prepare graduates for a career
as a registered nurse. Graduates of the program are eligible to take the
National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). The
ADNP offers courses at both the Morehead Campus and MSU @ Mt. Sterling.
The program has a selective admission process and limited enrollment.
Students are admitted twice yearly, with classes beginning in January and
August. Qualified applicants must meet prerequisites and other qualifications
as outlined in the ADNP admission criteria. Following admission into the
program, students will undergo four semesters of full-time course work
including classroom, laboratory and clinical learning experiences.
ADNP Admission and Progression Committee is pleased to announce that a proposal
was passed by unanimous consent of the faculty to increase the number of
semesters to complete the nursing program from six to seven semesters. The
Associate Degree Nursing Program at Morehead State University is committed to
providing quality nursing education and promoting student success.Dr. Teresa Howell, ChairADNP Admission and Progression Committee
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).
CriteriaThe 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: The
admission criterion for the new curriculum follows:
College Test (Enhanced ACT) Score with a mandatory minimum composite score of
20 or higher.
2. Grade Point Requirements:
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
BIOL 234 Human Anatomy &
Math Core MATH 135,
Mathematics for Technical Students, recommended (or 131, 152, 174, 175 or
112: Pre Nursing
Priority will be given to students meeting admission guidelines with HESI
Admission Assessment composite scores of 75 or greater when other criterion
C. Applicants with a grade less than
“C” on two courses required for the ADNP within the last two years from the
term of application due date (last) Friday in March, last Friday in October)
are not eligible for admission.
D. Applicants must have
a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 on all work at Morehead State University.
E. Applicants may be conditionally admitted to the program
pending successful completion of prerequisite courses required for admission to
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. 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. 5. Paramedic to ADN Track applicants must
successfully complete (with a minimum grade of “C”) all other prerequisite
courses prior to completion of the NURA 113, Paramedic to ADN Track
Transitional Concepts Course. 6. Paramedic to ADN Track applicants
must seek admission into the ADNP within one year after completion of the NURA
113, Paramedic to ADN Transitional Concepts Course, with a grade of “C” or
higher. Please refer to the Paramedic to ADN Track Course Sequence.
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7. 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
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 the program.
Conditions for Enrollment
1. Students may be assigned to clinical practice areas other
than those in the immediate area, requiring traveling up to 1.5 hours from the
assigned 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
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.
Admission 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
ADNP Faculty is very excited about the new curriculum and look forward to
providing an efficient, effective and progressive program to promote student
success. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the new curriculum,
please contact our Academic Counseling Coordinator, Carla Aagaard at
606-783-2641 or firstname.lastname@example.org or
your academic advisor.
Primary Phone: 606-783-2641
E-mail: Carla Aagaard
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