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Nursing Program

Bachelor of Science (Nursing)

Overview of the Undergraduate Nursing Program (Nursing)

Public Notice of CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education) Accreditation Visit Invitation for Third-Party Comments

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) will conduct an on-site accreditation visit at Morgan State University on October 05 - October 07, 2022.  In accordance with CCNE’s Procedures for Accreditation of Baccalaureate Degree Nursing Programs, the Commission provides the opportunity for program constituents and other interested parties to submit, in writing, third-party comments concerning a program’s qualifications for accreditation.  Third-party comments must be received at the CCNE offices by September 14, 2022.  

Please submit comments to CCNE at 

Or, if you prefer, mail comments to:

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education 

Attn: Third-Party Comments 

655 K. Street, NW, Suite 750 

Washington, DC  20001

The Mission of the Undergraduate Nursing Program

The mission of the Morgan State University Nursing Program (MSUNP) 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 Nursing Program 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 (Nursing) Program 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 Nursing Program. The Nursing Program 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
Admission to the Nursing Program is a separate process from admission to the University.
The review of applicant records from all institutions attended is a comprehensive process that includes the review of GPA, courses, grades, recommendations, and personal career statement. Please note: Incomplete application packets will not be considered for admission.

If you are a transfer student, you must assure that transcripts from all schools attended must be on file at the MSU Transfer Center.

Because the number of available placement slots is limited, all candidates who meet the minimum requirements may not be accepted into the program. Students admitted into the Nursing Program will complete the Nursing curriculum plan that is in effect at the time of admission.

Minimum Admission requirements include:

  • Admission to Morgan State University
  • A completed Morgan State University Nursing Program Application submitted by the deadline
  • Three (3) letters of reference (1 academic; 1 personal/character; 1 professional/organizational)
  • Completion of all prerequisite 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
  • Overall GPA of 3.0 or higher (GPA's from all previous schools attended will be used to calculate overall GPA)
  • An admissions assessment test will be administered to all students as part of the Nursing Program's admissions process.

NOTE: A criminal background check and drug screen 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 denial of licensure.

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