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Department of Nursing

Bachelor of Science (Nursing)

Overview of the Undergraduate Nursing Program

2024 Undergraduate Admissions Update

All students must first be admitted to Morgan State University prior to admission to the

Nursing Department.

Applications for Fall 2024 cohort will be available on February 1st, 2024 through March 4th, 2024.

Note: Applications for the Fall 2024 Cohort will be available as of February 1, 2024. Apply now (Click Here) for Announcements and FAQ's. 

Students will spend the first 2 to 2 1/2 years fulfilling general education and pre-professional studies required to meet the necessary prerequisites for the Department of Nursing. Students may apply to the program after they have completed at least 59 credits of the necessary general education and pre-professional courses. Students must have a 3.0 cumulative average to be considered for admission to the nursing program.

The Mission of the Undergraduate Department of Nursing

The mission of the Morgan State University Department of Nursing (MSUDN) is to demonstrate excellence in education, scholarship, practice and service by nurturing the next generations of nurses in a community grounded in social justice, diversity, innovation and health equity - to prepare our graduates to serve as leaders and innovators in nursing and healthcare.

The vision of the Morgan State University Department of Nursing is to become a diverse, engaged community of students, educators, leaders and scholars which:

  • Recognizes the ever-changing global health care needs of individuals, families, communities, and society;
  • Establishes a comprehensive educational program for nurses committed to developing knowledge and skills to improve the quality of life and health outcomes of all populations, particularly underserved ones; and
  • Prepares professional nurses who personify integrity, service and a culture of caring

MSUNP’s Core Values are:

  • Integrity
  • Academic Excellence
  • Diversity
  • Community Engagement
  • Collaboration
  • Experiential Learning

The curriculum guiding the Bachelor of Science (Department of Nursing) adheres to the Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice (2008) as articulated by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). The philosophy incorporates the MSU Nursing Conceptual Framework, Core Values, and Nursing Code of Ethics as detailed in the Undergraduate Student Handbook.

The program is open to both juniors and transfer students who meet Morgan State admission requirements and the admission requirements for the Department of Nursing. The Department of Nursing plan of study is such that students are admitted to the upper-division clinical nursing courses following satisfactory completion of general education, the university required courses, and nursing prerequisites.

Admission to the Undergraduate Nursing Program

The Bachelor of Science (Department of Nursing) admits students only in the fall semester.
Admission requirements include:

  • Admission to Morgan State University
  • Official transcripts from all schools previously attended
  • A completed Morgan State University Department of Nursing Application
  • Three (3) letters of reference (1 academic; 1 personal/character; 1 professional/organizational)
  • Completion of all pre-professional courses prior to starting the nursing program
  • All science coursework must have been completed within the last five years
  • Proof of health insurance/immunizations for employment in the healthcare field

All students will be administered an admissions assessment test as part of the Department of Nursing's admissions process. Please register to ATI with this attached link

All students must first complete the Morgan State University admissions process before applying to the nursing program. Please indicate "Nursing" as your intended major on your application. Questions regarding University admissions should be addressed to the Admissions office (443-885-3000). Other questions should be directed to the Department of Nursing (443-885-4144).

Please note: A criminal background check is required prior to clinical practice. Please note that adverse criminal background checks may prevent attendance at clinical sites. Additionally, criminal background checks are required prior to nursing licensure; adverse findings may result in denying sure.

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education logoThe baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Morgan State University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (