Admission Requirements and Procedures
The ADNP has selective admission. Enrollment in the program is limited. In the event there are more qualified applicants than positions, students with the highest ACT scores will be accepted. The ADNP offers programs at the Morehead campus and the Mt. Sterling campus.
- Be unconditionally admitted to MSU.
- Submit a completed application packet to the ADNP. Completed admission packets include:
- Completed ADNP application.
- Official American College Test (ACT).
- Transcript from MSU and official transcripts from all universities/colleges attended if courses taken at other institutions are not listed on the MSU transcript.
- University undergraduate catalog(s) if transfer credit is sought.
- Midterm grades for prerequisite and support courses.
- Submit the following as applicable:
- Licensed practical nurse applicant: in addition to the above materials, must submit verification of current LPN license and official transcript from LPN program.
- Nursing transfer student: in addition to the above materials, must submit syllabi from nursing course(s) to be evaluated for transfer credit and a written letter of recommendation from the director/coordinator of the nursing program from which the student is transferring.
- Student selection process occurs following the posting of midterm grades of the semester preceding admission.
- Applicants reapplying to the ADNP must submit new application materials in order to be considered for admission.
- Students may be officially admitted to the ADNP in the fall or spring semester.
- Students submitting complete application packets by the following deadlines will receive first consideration for official admission.
Fall Admission: Last Friday in March
Spring Admission: Last Friday in October
Late applicants will only be considered after all applicants meeting the published deadlines have been reviewed.
Submit applications to:
Academic Counseling Coordinator
Associate Degree Nursing Program,
Reed Hall 234
Department of Nursing
Morehead State University
Morehead, KY 40351
The ADNP has a limited enrollment on the Morehead and Mt. Sterling campuses. The following criteria will be used to determine conditional acceptance to the ADNP for ADN and LPN-ADN applicants:
- American College Test (Enhanced ACT) Score with a mandatory minimum composite score of 19.
- Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 with a minimum grade of "C" in general education and support courses required for the ADNP and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 on all work at MSU. Students with less than "C" on two courses required for the ADNP in the last two years are not eligible for admission.
- A minimum GPA of 2.5 with a minimum grade of "C" on the following prerequisite courses: BIOL 234, BIOL 235, ENG 100, MATH 135.
Applicants may be conditionally admitted to the program pending successful completion of prerequisite courses required for admission to the program by the end of the semester prior to admission. Midterm grades must be submitted by the applicant.
Preference will be given to students completing prerequisite courses by the end of the spring or fall semester prior to admission.
- LPN applicants who meet the admission criteria may elect to begin at the first semester level or seek advanced placement through successful completion of NURA 110: LPN/ADN Transition Course.
- Final acceptance will be dependent on maintaining course grades and grade point average as well as meeting requirements for CPR and Technical Performance Standards by established dates.
NOTE: Admission criteria and procedures are reviewed on an annual basis. It is the applicant's responsibility to verify current application criteria and procedures prior to the application deadline.
Advanced Placement for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs)
LPN applicants may qualify for advanced placement into the third semester of the ADNP. LPN applicants seeking advanced placement into NURA 202 (third semester of ADNP) must: (1) hold an active license to practice as an LPN; (2) have an ACT score with mandatory minimum composite score of 19; and (3) have completed the first year of required support courses with a minimum grade of "C" in each course and overall GPA in required support courses of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Prerequisite courses required to be completed prior to admission include: BIOL 234, BIOL 235, ENG 100, ENG 200, CMSP 108, PSY 156, MATH 135, CIS 101, MSU 101 and PSY 154 with a grade of "C" or better. Application deadline is last Friday in March preceding Fall admission and last Friday in October preceding spring admission.
LPN applicants who meet admission criteria may seek advance placement into NURA 202 (third semester) through:
Successful completion (grade "C" or better) of the last prerequisite course, NURA 110: LPN/ADN Transition Course and successful completion of an accredited LPN program will result in "K" credit for the first year of NURA courses (NURA 103, NURA 104, and NURA 105). NURA 110 must be completed within two years prior to admission to ADNP.
All ADNP students must document continued compliance with required immunizations and Technical Performance Standards for the Department of Nursing.
Admission procedures are reviewed on an annual basis. It is the applicant's responsibility to verify current application criteria and procedures prior to the application deadline. ADNP Application forms are available in the Department of Nursing, Reed Hall 234. Application forms are also available on the Web at www.moreheadstate.edu/nursing.
Conditions for Enrollment
- Clinical education is a mandatory component of the program. Due to accreditation requirements of the clinical education centers, students are likely to be required to obtain a criminal background check and/or undergo drug testing prior to acceptance to the clinical assignment. The student is responsible for the incurred cost. Any student who fails acceptance to the clinical assignment will be unable to complete the program.
- Students may be assigned to clinical practicum areas other than those in the immediate Rowan County area, requiring traveling some distance from campus. Transportation to and from these settings is the responsibility of the student.
- Clinical experiences and formal lectures may be required during various hours of the day, evening, and night.
- Students have the responsibility for the cost incurred by enrollment in the ADNP. This cost includes clothing, equipment, liability insurance, criminal background check, testing fees, and academic materials.