Murray States University - BSN program

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    Does anyone know anything about Murray State's nursing program? Is it hard to get in to (I will be a transfer student)? Does it start your sophomore year or junior year?
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    There has got to be some students or nurses out there that went to Murray. Please post to this. I would like to know any info on Murray's program also.

    Thanks in advance.
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    I did not go to Murray, but I work at Lourdes, and a bunch of my co-workers are Murray grads. I belive by listening to them all you start your soph year. Then its a 3 years and you ahve your bsn.
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    From what I understand, they accept 30 students per semester (fall, spring). You have to take the teas test and have all of the required pre-reqs completed (30 hours + min 2.5 GPA) AFAIK, they look at your GPA and an interview for admission.
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    I recently graduated from Murray. (1) Yes, it is very hard for most people to get into the program. I was accepted the first time I applied, but I had a 4.0 GPA with a BS in Chemistry. I know some people who apply for 3 years and still not get accepted. It is highly recommended that you have at least a 3.5 GPA and have experience in health care. The minimum GPA says 2.5 but you are competing against 100 other students with a GPA > 3.5 for a program that only accepts 40 ppl a semester. This is a very difficult program to pass, and the faculty just redisgned the curriculum to make it harder. They do this in order to retain their 100% NCLEX pass rate. (2) The actual nursing classes start your Sophmore year. http://www.murraystate.edu/academics.../bsnmaster.htm . Click on curriculum and it will list what classes are taken. They just implented this new TEAS testing. It's supposed to be like a "common-sense" and ACT-like computer test.

    With all of that said, the program is the BEST! The faculty is wonderful. The education is one of the best is the country. They just constructed a new simulation lab with 2 Robotic Simulation Patients that are controlled via computer by the professor. You will NOT have a social life outside of nursing for the 3 years in the program. You will spend countless hours studying and long sleep-deprived nights writing 50+ page careplans. But IF you pass, you will be the most prepared graduate RN BSN in the field. Just ask if you have any other questions!
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    Longcredentials, Congrats on your graduation. Where are you working?
    Deb
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    I work in SICU at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. Are u a graduate of MSU?
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    No I did not attend MSU (where I'm from that is Michigan State - it took me a minute ). So you didn't stay in KY?
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    No, I did the Summer III program while I was in school and absolutely fell in love with the institution. Plus, I had no strings attached to KY.


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