MSU nursing program earns top 10 national ranking


MOREHEAD, Ky. (WTVQ) – Morehead State University’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) has been ranked among the top 10 best nursing programs in the nation by

MSU is ranked seventh on the list, with rankings based on first-time passage rates for the NCLEX-RN certification exam.

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Officials say rankings evaluated 646 nursing schools from across the country.

“Being a nationally ranked program is a testament to the team of professionals committed to quality nursing education,” said Dr. Lynn Parsons, chair of the Department of Nursing. Our nursing programs are supported by state-of-the-art laboratory equipment, which includes simulation mannequins and dedicated laboratory coordinators to help students learn hands-on practice in a safe environment. Our clinical instructors are also in the STAT laboratories with nursing students before they attend hospital and community-based clinical rotations.”

Parsons added one of the things that makes MSU’s nursing programs so successful is the high expectations faculty members set for students.

“We hold our nursing students to the highest standards of nursing practice and don’t ‘pass them along’ before they are ready to progress,” she said. “Our graduates are sought after by our clinical partners. When graduation occurs in December and May that Morehead State University’s students rise to the top for position selection.”

The department has maintained a 100% job placement rate for graduates for the last several years.

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