Nursing – Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN Post-licensure)

BSN Post-licensure Program Application Procedures

  1. Be unconditionally admitted to MSU.
  2. Declare nursing as the area and meet with assigned nursing faculty advisor.
  3. Submit required materials listed below to the Baccalaureate Nursing Program by the last Friday in March for admission into the fall semester or the last Friday in October for admission into the spring semester:
    1. Completed Department of Nursing application.
    2. Transcripts from MSU and all universities/colleges attended if courses not listed on MSU transcript.
    3. Nursing transfer student: in addition to the above materials must submit:
      1. University undergraduate catalog(s) if transfer credit is sought;
      2. Syllabi for nursing course(s) to be evaluated for transfer credit; and
      3. Letter of recommendation from the director/coordinator of the nursing program from which the student is transferring.
    4. Validation of current Kentucky registered nursing licensure.
    5. Validation of current American Heart Association certification in Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers (CPR).
    6. Verification of professional malpractice insurance.

Send required application materials to:

Regional Academic Counseling Coordinator 

BSN Post-licensure Track Component 

Department of Nursing 

Morehead State University 

Center for Health, Education and Research (CHER) Suite 201 

Morehead, KY 40351

BSN Post-licensure Program Admission Criteria

Students must hold an active and unrestricted license to practice as a registered nurse (RN) in Kentucky. Students will be completing all clinical requirements in the state of Kentucky since Morehead State University does not participate in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) and thus Morehead State University students cannot legally complete clinical requirements outside the state of Kentucky.

BSN Post-licensure Program Conditions for Enrollment

  1. Students have the responsibility for the costs incurred by enrollment in the nursing program. These costs include CPR, immunizations, health insurance, professional malpractice insurance, criminal background check(s), drug testing, academic materials, testing fees, clothing and equipment.
  2. Clinical education is a mandatory component of the BSN. Due to accreditation requirements of the clinical education centers, students will be required to obtain a criminal background check and/or undergo drug testing prior to acceptance of clinical assignment. The student is responsible for any incurred cost. Any student who fails acceptance to the clinical assignment will be unable to complete the program.

BSN Post-licensure Program Competencies

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Post-licensure Program will have demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Assume a leadership role in promoting quality and compliance regarding safety and health in a complex health care environment.
  2. Develop effective clinical reasoning skills utilizing evidence based guidelines.
  3. Use informatics to support safe and effective patient care environments and to assist in patient and interprofessional communication.
  4. Evaluate health care policy, financial and regulatory environments that impact delivery of health care services.
  5. Develop effective interprofessional communication and collaboration and function effectively in interprofessional teams.
  6. Promote individual and population health through health promotion and mitigation of acute and chronic illness.
  7. Exhibit professional behaviors that are accountable, ethical, legal and moral.
  8. 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.

BSN Post-licensure Program Requirements

General Education

BIOL 234Principles of Human Anatomy and Physiology I (NSC1)


NURB 499DNursing Synthesis


Total Credit Hours:36

Refer to the General Education section for a complete listing of general education requirements. Successful completion of MATH 135 and PSY 154 is recommended.

BSN Post-licensure Program Requirements

NURS Electives 300-level or above


NURS 349Pharmacology


NURB 309Health Care Delivery Systems


NURB 314Health Assessment in Nursing


NURB 327Transitions to Professional Nursing Practice


NURB 406Evidence-Based Practice


NURB 407Population Health


NURB 408Quality Improvement in Nursing


NURB 409Leadership in Nursing


NURB 421Nursing Synthesis Practicum


Total Credit Hours:38

BSN Post-licensure Program Qualifying Requirements

BIOL 235Principles of Human Anatomy and Physiology II


MATH 353Statistics


BIOL 336Pathophysiology


Total Credit Hours:10


Associate or Certificate Degree elective hours will be included in credit toward the degree, but not part of the academic evaluation. These elective hours are completed during pre-licensure nursing programming.

General electives


Total Credit Hours:36

Total Credit Hours: 120