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All nursing programs are taking applications for Fall 2017.  Apply now to the nursing program of your choice:  Associate Degree Nursing Program, Baccalaureate Nursing Program, or RN-BSN Online Degree Program. 

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 Degree Nursing Program and the Baccalaureate Nursing Program.

Please contact Lorrina White, Regional Academic Counseling Coordinator, at 606-783-2369 with questions regarding the application process for the RN-BSN Online Degree Program or the Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner program.

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 and bachelor's degrees in nursing, including an online RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) post-licensure program designed specifically for working nurses seeking to advance their careers. 

Our department has clinical affiliation contracts with more than 50 healthcare 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 healthcare.

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 for Registered Nurses (RN) holding an associate degree in nursing.


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Apply to MSU or schedule a visit to tour our campus and facilities, meet faculty members, sit in on classes and more. If you've already been accepted to MSU, you may apply to the Department of Nursing.

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