Nursing Degrees

If you aspire to achieve or advance your career in nursing — to saving lives and making a difference — the School of Nursing and Health Professions has a program for you. We offer a variety of nursing degrees to help you achieve your goals.

Nursing degrees

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program

  • This face to face, full-time, four-year program on the beautiful Murray State University campus will prepare you to become licensed as a registered nurse.
  • Learn through a combination of classroom, clinical, and simulation settings to be workforce ready.
  • Supervised clinical experiences throughout the region in a variety of settings, including a pediatric rotation at Norton Children’s Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. 

Learn more about the BSN program

RN to BSN program

  • For registered nurses looking to complete their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  • Offered 100% online
  • Can be completed in one full calendar year
  • Clinical component emphasizing leadership and community health competencies

Learn more about the RN to BSN program

MSN to DNP Program

  • Designed for advanced practice registered nurses to advance their careers
  • Two year program
  • 100% online

Learn more about the MSN to DNP program

BSN to DNP Program

  • Full-time study for three years
  • Year one is 100% online 
  • Practice hours to prepare you for competent advanced practice
  • Choose from two specializations: 

Online nursing degrees

Our RN to BSN and MSN to NDP nursing degrees are offered 100% online.


The Nursing degrees at Murray State University (MSU) are approved by the Kentucky Board of Nursing to offer graduate and undergraduate nursing degrees. View benchmark data comparing MSU to other Kentucky Schools of Nursing.

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and the Doctor of Nursing Practice program are
Accredited by: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education,
655 K Street, NW, Suite 750,
Washington, DC 20001,

Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA)
10275 W. Higgins Rd., Suite 906
Rosemont, Ill. 60068-5603
Main Number: 224.275.9130

Licensure Program Eligibility by State

Effective July 1, 2020, the Department of Education enacted Regulation 34 CFR 668.43 (a) (5) (v) requiring colleges and universities to disclose licensure program eligibility in all U.S. States and Territories. Students should be aware that licensure and certification requirements vary from state to state and are subject to change. Licensing agencies or boards also may have requirements in addition to an earned degree.The School of Nursing and Health Professions has reviewed the state and territory requirements regarding the Nursing program and which state a license may transfer to. While a license may be transferred to another state there may be additional curriculum required for prescriptive authority in these states. View the School of Nursing and Health Professions licensure program eligibility reviewLearn more information.


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