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.
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 530Washington, DC 20036
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.
Baccalaureate Nursing Program Post-licensure (RN-BSN)
Admission Criteria:1. Hold an
active and unrestricted license to practice as a RN in state where the
practicum will take place. 2. Have completed an Associate Degree
Nursing or Diploma Nursing Program. 3. Have completed 45 hours of
prescribed general education and support courses required for the BSN
degree.4. Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on all course
work required for admission to the RN-BSN component of the Baccalaureate
Nursing Program.5. Hold a minimum grade of “C” in each of the required
general education, support, and nursing courses. 6. Have documentation
of current American Heart Association’s Basic Life Support for Health Care
Provider’s certification.7. Have documentation of compliance with all
immunization requirements.8. Need to be compliant with the Technical
Performance Standards.9. Have documentation of current professional
malpractice insurance. 10. Have documentation of a criminal background
check. Special Notes for Enrollment:1. NURB 326: Advanced Health Assessment and NURB 327: Transition to
Professional Nursing Practice is open to ANY RN that holds an active and
unrestricted license. They may be taken PRIOR to official admission to the
BNP Post-licensure (RN-BSN Online Program) Component. NURB 326 and NURB 327
will be offered online in the fall and spring semester. 2. After
satisfactory completion of NURB 326: Advanced Health Assessment, NURB 327:
Transition to Professional Nursing Practice, and unconditional/official
admission to the RN-BSN Online Program, 32 K credit hours (NUR 375) will be
awarded for lower level nursing courses or pre-licensure RN program.3. Progression to any NURB course required in the Semester Two and Semester
Three of the RN-BSN Online Program curriculum will be restricted to
unconditional/official admitted students.4. Students who received credit
for Anatomy and Physiology during their ADN program through KCTCS by taking
ANA 104 will need to complete a credit for prior learning portfolio in order
to receive credit for the following pre-requisites: BIOL 234 & BIOL 235.
The bachelor's degree requires students to:1.
Complete a minimum of 120 semester hours of prescribed and elective college
credit, 42 semester hours of which must be courses numbered 300 or above. See
the academic programs section of this catalog for the specific requirements
of the area of concentration or major and minor programs.2. Earn a
minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 on all work completed at the University and on
all work completed to satisfy area of concentration or major and minor
requirements.3. Complete an area of concentration of no fewer than 48
semester hours or a major of no fewer than 30 semester hours and a minor of
no fewer than 21 semester hours. (These are minimum requirements. Students
may also elect to satisfy two majors or a major and more than one minor.) A major, minor, or area of concentration is not required for the Bachelor
of University Studies degree.4. Complete at least 32 semester hours at
Morehead State University, with the last 16 hours preceding graduation earned
from MSU. Fifty percent of the hours required for the major or area of
concentration must be credit earned at MSU. Exceptions may be made with
permission of the dean of the college in which the major or area of
concentration is granted.5. Bachelor of Science degree candidates must
complete a minimum of 60 semester hours in science or science-related
fields.6. Complete 36 semester hours of general education courses. Some
degree programs require specific courses (exchange courses) within each
general education category. Refer to the specific program elsewhere in this
catalog for detailed program/course information.7. Complete a three
credit hour FYS - First Year Seminar during the first semester if the student
begins as a freshman or transfers to MSU with less than 24 credit hours.8. For students with 24 or more transfer credit hours, the FYS 101
requirement is waived, but the student must complete an additional course in
SBS I or SBS II to meet general education requirements. 9. A bachelor's
degree and an associate degree may be applied for at the same degree date.
However, no more than one bachelor's and one associate degree will be awarded
at the same date. A student may not apply for an AA degree once qualified for
the bachelor's degree. A student may not apply for a Bachelor of University
Studies as a second degree.10. Equated courses can only be taken once
for credit. If an equated course is taken a second time using the different
prefix, it will be considered a repeat and the last grade received will stand.
Note: Credit earned by examination cannot exceed 32 semester hours
toward a baccalaureate degree or 16 semester hours toward an associate
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