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Both the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program and the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing (AASN) program are accepting late applications for Fall 2018.

Questions about the application process?  Please contact Carla Aagaard at or 606-783-2641.

If you’re interested in a nursing program that combines your compassion for patients with working knowledge about the latest medical technologies, Morehead State University is the place for you. Based in the Center for Health, Education & Research (CHER) building, the Department of Nursing offers associate, bachelor's and master's degrees in nursing, including an online RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) post-licensure program and a Master of Science In Nursing (MSN), Family Nurse Practitioner-Primary Care program designed specifically for working nurses seeking to advance their careers. 

Our department has clinical affiliation contracts with more than 50 health care institutions across the state of Kentucky, including health departments, hospitals, hospices, long-term care facilities and more. These affiliations serve to augment the learning opportunities you will have at MSU. After you graduate, you will have both the knowledge and real-world experience to enter into an exciting, rewarding career in health care.

As a student in MSU’s nursing program, you will study in facilities which employ hands-on learning with the most up-to-date equipment, high-fidelity patient simulators and live actor-clients. At Morehead State, you become the nurse by using what you learn in the classroom to diagnose and treat patients in a real-world setting. You will receive personal, one-on-one attention from faculty members and guidance from the moment you apply thanks to the department’s two academic counseling coordinators.

Students who wish to study nursing must apply to both MSU and the Department of Nursing. Cohorts are selected through a competitive application process.  


Convenient Ways to Learn

The Department of Nursing offers working professional students a number of convenient options to complete their degrees, including a fully-online RN to BSN completion program and the Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner-Primary Care program.

Nursing News

  • Morehead State University is accepting applications for the online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program with a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)-Primary Care concentration through July 1, 2018 for admission for the fall 2018 semester. We will continually take applications for this program throughout the semester, but you will start the upcoming semester. Please contact Lorrina White, regional academic counseling coordinator, at 606-783-2369 with questions regarding the application process for the online RN-BSN Online Degree Program or the online Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner program.
  • Morehead State's online Master of Sicence in Nursing (MSN) Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program will undergo its initial accreditation through the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) Sept. 24-26, 2018. The public is invited to submit written third-party comments that must be received by CCNE until 21 days before the scheduled on-site evaluation. Please send comments to:
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
655 K Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 887-6791
Fax: (202) 887-8476
  • Prerequisite courses for the Associate Degree Nursing Program have been changed for Fall 2017.  NURA 112 is no longer required.  BIOL 234, Human Anatomy & Physiology 1; MATH 135, Math for Technical Students (or Applied Math or College Algebra) and ENG 100, Writing 1, are now the three required prerequisite courses. Please contact Carla Aagaard, academic counseling coordinator, at 606-783-2641 with questions regarding the application process for the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Program and the Baccalaureate Nursing Program.

New MSN program

MSU accepts applications for the online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program with a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) concentration through July 1 for admission in the fall semester. We continually accept applications for the program, but you will start the upcoming semester. The program is SACS approved and has been approved to start by the Kentucky Board of Nursing.

Schedule a Visit

Schedule a visit to learn more about the nursing programs at Morehead State. When you visit you can tour our classroom and simulation lab facilities and meet with faculty.

Apply to Nursing Programs

Already accepted to MSU? All nursing programs are currently accepting applications. Apply now to the nursing program of your choice:  Associate Degree Nursing Program, Baccalaureate Nursing Program, RN-BSN Online Degree Program or MSN/FNP. 

Job Placement Rate for Graduates

The Department of Nursing is recognized by health care providers across the state for creating skilled, competent nurses. Our graduates have maintained a 100 percent job placement rate for the past decade.
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