Bachelor of Science (Nursing)

Applications for the Upper Level MSU Nursing Program will be available beginning Monday, February 17, 2020. Applications can be obtained from the Nursing Program offices, located in Jenkins on the Quad, Third floor, Room 308 from 8:30am - 4:30pm.

Applicants are required to register and pay prior to submitting their Nursing Program application for the ATI (Assessment Technologies Institute/ TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) Prep and the ATI TEAS as part of the Nursing Program application process. Test dates for ATI/TEAS will take place on Friday, April 3rd (two sessions), April 10th (two sessions) and April 17, 2020 (one session) at the Earl S. Richardson Library on the MSU Campus. Students will be required to show proof of purchase/registration when submitting their applications. Please note: TEAS testing scores used for applications other than the Morgan State University Nursing Program will not be accepted.

To Prospective Nursing Students

Application Update

Please review the following changes to the application process

that are based upon student requests

1. We are extending the application submission deadline to March 31, 2020.

2. Students can directly submit most of the application electronically (scan or send clean images of all pages)

§ The completed, scanned applications may be sent to Ms. Tasheena LeGrand at The subject line of the email must read "Nursing Program Application Fall 2020." You must copy the submission to

§ Given the challenges faced in getting the letters of recommendation, we're eliminating this requirement for the Fall 2020 cohort. All other documents are required.

3. We are working on guidance from ATI as to whether or not we will be allowed to proctor and monitor exams remotely. We will post this information as we get it. Please be aware that if we cannot secure a contract with a proctoring company prior to exam dates, students will be required to register with ATI to take the exam at one of their proctored sites. There is an additional charge associated with this service.

Please contact the Office with any questions 443-885-4144


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 evidenced-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 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, 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 which 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 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 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 Bachelor of Science (Nursing) Program at Morgan State University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

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