Bachelor of Science (Nursing)
THE UNDERGRADUATE NURSING PROGRAM GUIDING PRINCIPLES
The mission of the Undergraduate Nursing Program
Nursing is a dynamic, interpersonal discipline that exemplifies art and science through care and compassion. The primary mission of the Undergraduate Nursing Program is to offer a general program of study in nursing. The nursing program is designed to prepare its graduates for Baccalaureate generalist nursing practice. We also seek to provide graduates with the background necessary to further their professional nursing education and a desire for life-long learning.
The Nursing Program faculty teaches graduates to provide safe, effective, and evidence-based practice as baccalaureate nurses. The program aims to prepare nurses who will be able to meet the challenges of a dynamic, changing, and emerging health care setting. The philosophy incorporates the MSU Nursing Conceptual Framework, Core Values, and the American Nurses Association (ANA) Nursing Code of Ethics. The aforementioned concepts guide the profession of nursing as an art and a science.
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 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.
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Morgan State University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).
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