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Dear Prospective RN BSN Student,

Welcome to Murray State University!  The School of Nursing at Murray State is committed to meeting the health care needs of the region and wishes to assist you in advancing your nursing education.  Greater numbers of registered nurses are enrolling in higher education courses to obtain a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN), and we are very pleased you are considering Murray State. We are here to assist you!

Whether you want to enhance your leadership potential and skills, earn a promotion, or gain personal satisfaction, our CCNE accredited RN BSN program can help you achieve your goals. The purposes of the MSU RN BSN program are to: a) prepare a liberally educated individual; b) prepare a professional graduate who practices as a generalists, and c) prepare one who is qualified to pursue graduate study in nursing.  The convenience of Murray State’s program allows the working nurse to achieve professional and educational goals in a very reasonable accelerated timeframe. 

Murray State is known nationally for its excellent academic programs.  The office of Continuing Education and Academic Outreach was organized for extending the boundaries of the institution beyond the traditional classroom and main campus.  Offered in a hybrid format through our extended campuses in Kentucky (Paducah, Hopkinsville, Henderson, Madisonville, and Ft. Campbell), the RN BSN program provides an opportunity for the intellectual growth of those mature learners who find it impossible to come to the main campus for study and coursework.

The RN BSN program assumes students have completed an Associate Degree in Nursing and hold state licensure prior to admission.  Please visit the Murray State Website and the RN BSN Program link at to find information about the University and the RN BSN program. If you need further assistance or have questions unanswered by your visit to the websites, please feel free to contact me at

Again, thank you for your consideration in Murray State’s RN BSN Program.  Best wishes in your educational pursuits, and do not hesitate to contact us for further assistance.

Best regards,

RN BSN Program Coordinator

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