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The School of Nursing at Murray State University offers programs leading to the baccalaureate degree in nursing, as well as the master of science degree in nursing.  The RN-to-BSN program offers nurses from both diploma and associate degree nursing programs an opportunity to complete requirements of the baccalaureate degree in nursing. Baccalaureate graduates are prepared for beginning levels of professional nurse practice, while graduates of the master's level program (clinical nurse specialist, family nurse practitioner, and nurse anesthetist) are prepared to practice advanced nursing in a rural setting. All programs are approved by the Kentucky Board of Nursing and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The Nurse Anesthesia program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Education Programs.



The Murray State University School of Nursing is hosting the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accreditation team October 7-9, 2013 for continued accreditation of the BSN and MSN programs.  The DNP degree will be reviewed for initial accreditation.  Written and signed third-party comments about the programs will be accepted by CCNE until September 7, 2013.  Comments should be sent to:

Catherine Sneed

Accreditation Coordinator

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

1 Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530

Washington, DC  20036

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