Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BNP)
The BNP offers a program of study which combines general education courses with professional nursing theory and clinical education. The program prepares the graduates for the role of the professional nurse and provides a foundation for graduate study. Graduates of the program are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for registered nurses. The BNP also has a Postlicensure (RN Track) component where graduates of associate degree and diploma nursing programs may pursue the baccalaureate degree. The BNP is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE):
One Dupont Circle NW
Washington, DC 20036
BNP Prelicensure Admission Requirements and Procedures
The BNP has a selective admission procedure. Enrollment in the program is limited. In the event there are more qualified applicants than available positions, students with the highest GPA will be accepted.
BNP Prelicensure Application Procedure
- Be unconditionally admitted to MSU.
- Declare nursing as an area of concentration.
- Meet with assigned nursing faculty advisor
- Enroll in required pre-nursing courses as outlined in the BNP curriculum sequence.
- Submit a completed application packet to the Baccalaureate Nursing Program. The application packet includes:
- Completed BNP application.
- Copy of high school transcript(s).
- GED validation if applicable.
- Transcript from MSU and a copy of transcripts from all universities and colleges attended, if courses not listed on MSU transcript.
- University undergraduate catalog(s) if transfer credit is sought.
- Course syllabi for all nursing courses completed if transfer credit is sought.
- Copy of midterm grades for spring semester if applicable.
- Student selection process occurs during the Spring Semester preceding Fall admission.
- Students transferring from other nursing programs must follow the same admission procedure and meet the same criteria for admission. The student who has completed nursing courses in another program may be eligible for advanced placement. For consideration of placement into a Spring Semester of the curriculum sequence, application materials must be submitted by Sept. 1 of the preceding semester.
- Students are officially admitted to the BNP in the Fall Semester of the sophomore year of the curriculum sequence.
- In order to be considered for official admission to the prelicensure component of the BNP, all materials must be submitted to the address below before March 15 preceding Fall admission to the program:
Academic Counseling Coordinator
Baccalaureate Nursing Program
234 Reed Hall
Department of Nursing
Morehead State University
Morehead, KY 40351
Information related to required tuition and fees may be obtained from Morehead State University, Office of Enrollment Services.
BNP Prelicensure Admission Criteria
The BNP has a limited enrollment. In the event there are more qualified applicants than available positions, students with the highest GPA will be accepted. Applicants to the BNP are selected based upon the following criteria:
- Completion of the 35 credit hours of the required pre-nursing courses listed in the curriculum sequence for the first year
- A GPA of 2.75 or above (with no rounding) based on the required 35 credits with no grade being less than a "C."
- A minimum grade point average of 2.5 or above for BIOL 234 - Anatomy & Physiology I, BIOL 235 - Anatomy & Physiology II, and MATH 135: Math for Technical Students (or the equivalent).
- More than two failures of any two required courses within three years of application to the program will result in ineligibility for admission. Students with course failures prior to the three-year period will be considered for admission if the student has demonstrated satisfactory academic progress ("C" or above in required courses) since the course failures. Full-time study for two consecutive semesters will be required to evaluate academic status. At least two-thirds of these credit hours must be in program required general education or support courses. This policy also applies to transfer students.
- Applicants who are currently enrolled but have not yet completed the required 18 semester hours of the second semester are eligible for conditional acceptance based on midterm grades. A copy of current midterm grades must be submitted with the application packet. Final acceptance will be dependent on maintaining course grades and GPA as outlined in the above criteria.
- Compliance with the Technical Performance Standards.
- Possess current certification by American Heart Association in Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers (CPR).
- Documentation of compliance with all health requirements.