Department of NursingMorehead State UniversityCenter for Health, Education & Research316 W. Second St., Ste. 201Morehead, KY 40351Phone: 606-783-2296Fax: 606-783-9104
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 Department of Nursing has petitioned the Kentucky Board of Nursing (KBN) to expand the BSN program. We anticipate admitting a class of 60 qualified students in the spring semester of 2017. Application deadline for the spring semester will be October 15, 2016. Please call Carla Aagaard, Academic Counseling Coordinator, at 606-783-2641 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions regarding the application process.
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 & Research (CHER) building, the Department of Nursing offers associate and bachelor's degrees in nursing, as well as online RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) post-licensure program designed specifically for working nurses seeking to advance their careers. There's also a Paramedic to RN associate program to help those who are trained paramedics to earn their nursing degree. 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.
The Department of Nursing offers working professional students a number of convenient options to complete their degrees, including:
MSU's Nursing programs are approved through the Kentucky Board of Nursing (KBN).
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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. Want to learn more about careers in nursing? View nursing career information via Eagle CareerNet.
Kayla Tackett, 2014 BNP Grad--Pikeville Medical Center, Newborn Nursery Nurse of the Year
Congratulations to Leslie Clark-Baker, RN, an alumnus of Morehead State University’s Associate Degree Nursing Program, who was recently awarded the Mother Teresa Award and The Florence Nightingale Award. Leslie is a Charge Nurse in the Emergency Department at West Palm Hospital in West Palm Beach, Fla.
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