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Grading System Spring 2020

All nursing programs in the Department of Nursing will maintain a letter grade system. This position aligns with our Systematic Program of Evaluation(s) (SPE) that is guided by our national nursing accrediting bodies that are established for each of the four nursing programs; AASN, Pre-licensure BSN, Post-licensure BSN, MSN. The SPEs are supported by existing policies for admission, progression and dismissal from the nursing program. This includes all general education courses, required pre-requisite courses for the nursing programs and all nursing courses.

COVID-19 Update - March 13, 2020

Leadership in the Department of Nursing in conjunction with Morehead State University (MSU) administrators, are monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic information on a continual basis. Decisions are being made after careful review of CDC guidelines, clinical agency recommendations and mandates, safety measures for admitted patients, MSU students, faculty and staff.

As of this date, only two agencies have made the decision to discontinue student learning at their facility with some of the rationale being protection of the elderly populations. Elders and person with chronic illnesses have greater susceptibility to the COVID-19 virus.

Many clinical agencies request that nursing students not be assigned isolation patients so that personal protective equipment (PPE) can be conserved and not used by non-essential personnel. This request is understandable and being honored by the MSU Department of Nursing.

Along with our aim of maintaining a safe environment, we are committed to getting our nursing students in both pre-licensure and post-licensure programs through their clinical courses. This will facilitate continuing their program of study and graduation without disruption. Careful and continual monitoring of the COVID-19 virus will be maintained.

Whether you're an incoming freshman who wants to be a nurse or a registered nurse looking to take your education to the next level, the Department of Nursing has a program designed to suit your needs. You'll gain knowledge and practical, hands-on skills that will prepare you for a medical career, or help you further your education to create new opportunities for professional growth.

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.  You'll also be able to apply the skills you learn in classrooms and labs in the real world through clinical placement. 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.

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


Announcements

  • 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 2020 via email to c.aagaard@moreheadstate.edu or fax to 606-783-9104.  If you have questions or need further information, please contact Carla Aagaard at c.aagaard@moreheadstate.edu.
  • 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 April 15 for admission for the fall semester. We accept 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.
Dear Nursing Students:
I hope that your summer is going well and that you are staying safe and well!
On July 1, 2020 President Morgan sent a Morehead State University update to you. Please take a moment to review that information and the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on the Healthy @ MSU page and view the video that he shared. https://www.moreheadstate.edu/healthyatmsu.

We look forward to welcoming all of our nursing students back to campus! We have made sure that our clinical agency contracts are up to date and will be following CDC guidelines for clinical practice. Please bring your cloth masks to campus for use in the classroom, lab and all common areas of the CHER Building.

As a precaution, please take your temperature prior to coming to campus.  If your temperature is 100.4° or greater, please stay home and contact your instructor and your provider. To ensure safety we will close the Student Mail Room during the pandemic.  Modifications will be made in classrooms and clinical laboratories to ensure safe distancing. You will note signage that will help guide your safety while in the CHER Building. More information about this and other changes in our usual protocols will be shared with you as we get closer to the semester start date. Your course instructors will share specific information with you as well.

I will send another communication before you arrive on campus. Be looking for this on the Department of Nursing website. Have an enjoyable and restful summer break!

Dr. Lynn Parsons
Professor and Chair
Department of Nursing
Morehead State University
l.parsons@moreheadstate.edu
Office: 606-783-2642
 

MSN program

Megan Burke is a two-time grad of MSU's nursing program and currently enrolled in the online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program. Applications are accepted through April 15 for admission in the fall semester. We continually accept applications for the program, but you will start the upcoming semester.

Student Feature

Nursing students Tyler Stephens, a senior from Hindman, and Tanner Young, a senior from Ashland, became friends through the MSU nursing program. They’re both preparing for successful careers in 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.

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.

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. 
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