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.
The 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.
The 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.
The 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
Kentucky Board of Nursing (KBN) 312 Whittington PkySuite 300Louisville, KY 40222
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).
Admission 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:
1. American 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 Program.
BIOL 234 Human Anatomy &
Math Core MATH 135, Mathematics
for Technical Students, recommended (or 131, 152, 174,
175 or equivalent)
NURA 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 is equal.
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.
Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 on all work at Morehead
Applicants may be conditionally admitted to the program pending successful
completion of prerequisite courses
required for admission to the program.
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
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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 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.
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 October.
The 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: 606-783-2641Primary Phone: 606-783-2639
E-mail: Carla AagaardE-mail: Misty Lilley
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