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Nursing, Post-Licensure, B.S.N.


Earn your bachelor’s degree in nursing and accelerate your career.


Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.)






2 Years

Course Requirements

What You’ll Learn in Nursing


Designed for registered nurses, our online BSN Post-Licensure program expands your education and prepares you for career success. Our convenient program gives you the flexibility to fit coursework into your busy schedule. 

What You Can Do with a BSN Degree

You’ll be prepared to continue working as a nurse in a variety of health care settings, or you can continue your education with our Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program to become an advanced practice nurse.  

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RN-MSN Pathway

This unique option allows you to advance your education
by earning graduate credits as you obtain your undergraduate

Learn more about the option

What Makes Morehead State’s Program different

Our nursing programs consistently have 100% job placement rates for graduates, ensuring you’ll be able to put what you’ve learned to use. 

Admission to nursing post-licensure

The BSN Post-Licensure program has a selective admissions process that is separate from and in addition to admission to MSU. Admission to MSU does not guarantee admission to any nursing program. To qualify for the program, students must have an unrestricted license to practice nursing. 

Conditions for Enrollment

Applicants must hold an active and unrestricted license to practice as a registered nurse (RN).

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Morehead State University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750 Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791. 

The first step is admission to Morehead State University, see admission requirements. 


The mission of the Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing Post-licensure Program is to expand the

nursing workforce to promote health and well-being of the populace at the local and global level. Graduates of the RN-Bachelors of Science in Nursing are prepared to function as leaders to provide high quality, safe, effective and equitable patient-centered care. Graduates will have the knowledge, skills and attitudes to promote better health outcomes by coordinating care of patients in states of health as well as complex illness.



  • To improve the quality of the baccalaureate-prepared nursing workforce to:
  • Provide leadership to promote better health outcomes at the local and global level.
  • Collaborate and coordinate with the interprofessional team to promote safe, high-quality care for patients with complex illnesses in a complex and ever-changing health care environment.
  • Promote health, wellness and disease prevention.
  • Possess knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to provide evidence-based care and maintain currency through lifelong learning.
  • Demonstrate accountable professional behaviors that are ethical, legal and moral.

Expected Program Outcomes

The graduate of the program will be able to:

  • Assume a leadership role in promoting quality and compliance regarding safety and health in a complex health care environment.
  • Develop effective clinical reasoning skills utilizing evidence based guidelines.
  • Use informatics to support safe and effective patient care environments and to assist in patient and interprofessional communication.
  • Evaluate health care policy, financial and regulatory environments that impact delivery of health care services.
  • Develop effective interprofessional communication and collaboration and function effectively in interprofessional teams.
  • Promote individual and population health through health promotion and mitigation of acute and chronic illness.
  • Exhibit professional behaviors that are accountable, ethical, legal and moral.
  • Integrate knowledge and methods from a variety of disciplines, human growth and development, pathophysiology and pharmacology to promote effective clinical reasoning in the provision of client-centered care.

These courses will serve as  NURS "Elective Courses" which students can take to meet Post-Licensure Baccalaureate of Nursing Program requirements. These courses will also serve as free/general electives for other MSU majors.

MSU has now joined SARA (State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement) which will allow students to complete clinical requirements in other states. Language regarding the requirement of “Kentucky” RN licensure was removed from the admission criteria. “Current unencumbered Registered Nurse licensure" is required.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding these curricular changes, please contact the Department of Nursing at 606-783-2296 or

Contact Information

Department of Nursing

201 Center for Health, Education and Research
316 W. Second St.
Morehead, KY 40351

PHONE: 606-783-2296
FAX: 606-783-9104