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Morehead State nursing students visit state capitol

news-embed-bsn-capitol.webpFifty students in Morehead State's Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program attended Nurses Day at the Capitol Thursday, Feb. 8.

The students learned about important healthcare issues affecting nursing, such as safe staffing ratios and the need for school nurses in Kentucky. Four MSU students, senior Cedric Meadows from Morehead and juniors Noah Hicks from Olive Hill, Tess Ruerhmund from Cardington, Ohio, and Briana Sharps from Radcliff, met with Rep. Richard White to discuss nursing-related issues, including HB 159, which prevents healthcare professionals from making unintentional medical errors from being charged with a crime.

"It was an honor to represent nursing and MSU with so many of our future nurses at this event," said Suzi White, associate professor of nursing. "For students to see health policy in action and witness the legislative process in a meaningful manner as it relates to their chosen profession of nursing is an incredible opportunity for them."

The BSN students were among the 300 nurses and nursing students who attended the event. The Kentucky Nurses Association (KNA) invited nursing students across the Commonwealth to attend and learn about the nurses' role in policy development and the legislative process. MSU had more nursing students in attendance than any other nursing school.

Learn more about nursing programs at Morehead State by emailing or calling 606-783-2996.

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