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Department of Nursing
Morehead State University
Center for Health Education & Research
316 W. Second St., Ste. 201
Morehead, KY 40351
Phone: 606-783-2296
Fax: 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.

CCNE Certification 

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.  

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  • CCNE Review

    The BSN programs will go through a national re-accreditation review from April 19 – April 22, 2015. The public, including students and nursing faculty are invited to send comments about the BSN programs to the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) at the address listed below. 

    The baccalaureate degree in nursing at Morehead State University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 30036, 202-877-6791.

    Department of Nursing

     Much More Opportunity

    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. The Department of Nursing at MSU will prepare you for a diverse range of careers in nursing. Based in the Center for Health, Education and Research (CHER) building, the Department of Nursing offers two-year and four-year RN certification programs and post-certification programs, as well as online RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) post-licensure completion program. 
    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 are accepted to MSU are not automatically accepted to the Department of Nursing. 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: 

    • An online RN to BSN completion program for Registered Nurses (RN) holding an associate degree in nursing. 
    • A face-to-face bachelor’s degree nursing program at MSU at Prestonsburg. (We are no longer accepting cohorts.)
    • A paramedic-to-RN completion program at the MSU at Mt. Sterling satellite campus and at our main campus.

    MSU's Nursing programs are approved through the Kentucky Board of Nursing (KBN)


    The mission of Morehead State University Department of Nursing is to promote health and well-being among the people of northeastern and eastern Kentucky, the greater Commonwealth, and extending to those whom our graduates serve in our global community. In an academic environment that is responsive to health care changes situated within respective cultures, it is through excellence in nursing education in all programs, service, and commitment to scholarly activities that this mission is accomplished.


    The Morehead State University Department of Nursing envisions educational programs that establish the Department of Nursing as a Center of Excellence in the campus community and within our service region.


     The faculty and staff within the Department of Nursing value:

    • Excellence in education, service, scholarly activities, advisement and support of  students, thereby providing the opportunity for a meaningful and rewarding educational experience.
    • A climate of open communication and cooperation.
    • A responsive relationship with our community respecting our cultural heritage.
    • Student success in learning outcomes through individualized attention that promotes growth, improvement, and opportunity.
    • Diversity within the department reflecting our greater community.
    • Integrity and professionalism and the respect of academic freedom in our academic community.

    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.

    Both the Baccalaureate Nursing Program and the Associate Degree Nursing Program are now taking applications for Fall 2015. To apply, contact Carla Aagaard at 606-783-2641, email

    Want to learn more about careers in nursing? View nursing career information via MSU JobLink New Link.

  • Student Testimonials

    Aleisha Poole

    Freshman ADNP "The Associate Degree Nursing Program is more than a program it's a family of instructors and students working together to achieve the same goal; building future RN's. Both lecture and clinical instructors were always ready and willing to help any student asking for help."

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