Study Abroad

Morehead State University has a study abroad program with IUON.  Students accepted into this program complete 3-5 semesters at IUON in St. Kitts and then return to Morehead to complete the final three semesters.   After being admitted to MSU  students receive a planned program to complete their studies at both IUON and Morehead.  Graduates receive a BSN Degree from Morehead State University.  As a graduate of an accredited U.S. nursing school students are eligible to apply to sit for the NCLEX examination in Kentucky as well as other states.  Please be aware each state had different licensure requirements.  We recommend students contact the nursing board in the state they want to be licensed to obtain further details.  You can find a listing of all state board by going to the website of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing. Morehead University is located in the foothills of the Daniel Boone National Forest in Kentucky

Morehead State University

mlogo286.jpgMorehead State University (MSU) has selected the International University of Nursing (IUON) as their first partner in their Study Abroad Program for Nursing.   The Study Abroad Program is an option for all students interested in studying at IUON as part of their educational experience.  The Study Abroad Program, approved by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, is available to accepted Morehead State University students beginning January 2010. 

MSU study abroad opportunities are coordinated through the Office of International Education. MSU is a member of several consortia and has a number of collaborative exchange agreements with foreign universities. The MSU study abroad program with IUON consists of semesters enrolled in a foreign university’s Bachelor in Nursing Degree (BSN). Academic credit will be awarded for all courses completed at IUON and applied to MSU’s BSN degree. Financial aid can be obtained for students who qualify and nursing scholarships are available at Discover as well as from the Nurse Reinvestment Act scholarship program.  


studentcentermoreheadstateuniversity_001.jpgMorehead State University (MSU) is a public university supported by the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Historically, the University traces its lineage to the Morehead Normal School which opened in 1887. The campus of MSU is located in northeastern Kentucky, approximately sixty miles from southwestern West Virginia and southern Ohio. The service region spans a total of twenty-two countries of eastern Kentucky. The town of Morehead, Rowan County, Kentucky, has a population of 7,593 people. Over the course of years, the town has grown to accommodate the University and student population.

The Department of Nursing is comprised of the Associate Degree Nursing Program (ADNP) and the Baccalaureate Nursing Program (BNP). The Department of Nursing is housed within the College of Science and Technology (S & T). The Department of Nursing supports MSU’s mission by providing academic programs to prepare health care professionals to meet the health care needs of eastern Kentucky which is primarily of Appalachian heritage.

The Associate Degree Nursing Program holds accreditation from the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) The Bachelors of Nursing Program is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) Both programs enjoy full approval from the Kentucky Board of Nursing.

Financial Aid


In addition to the rich experience of study abroad at IUON's state of the art campus, a major benefit for students in selecting this program is direct access to federal financial aid through MSU.   As an accredited U.S. school, MSU is approved for financial aid with access to Title IV funding which includes PELL Grants, the Federal Stafford Loan and the Federal Parent Loan (PLUS).  In addition, students may need to apply for alternative/private loans. Certified Private is a good place for information on private student loans.

MSU students also have access to numerous scholarships at Discover and the Nurse Reinvestment Act which can be used towards the study abroad program.

Application Process

To participate in the Study Abroad Program, applicants must notify an IUON admissions manager, either by email or letter, of their interest in the Study Abroad Program at MSU.  IUON then refers the student to MSU.

Applicants must meet all admissions criteria for MSU, including sending transcripts from all colleges or universities attended to MSU and IUON.  MSU admits the student and decides which students, referred to the Study Abroad Program by IUON, will be accepted by MSU to begin their studies at IUON's St. Kitts campus in the Caribbean.

To Learn More

To learn more prospective students may call the IUON Office of Admissions at our New York, Florida, Michigan, or California offices at 212-868-4720 or email the admissions department at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it  

To contact the MSU nursing program, students may contact Carla Aagaard, Academic Counseling Coordinator at 606-783-2641 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it