Partner Schools


Morehead State University

After completing the required semesters in St.Kitts, students transition to the United States or Canada to complete their theory and clinical training at one of IUON's affiliated teaching institutions.  

At these schools, students continue their final year of nursing education, building on the information and skills gained during their initial semesters at the IUON campus on St. Kitts.  This final year also provides advanced clinical aspects of nursing, as practiced in the U.S. or Canada today. 

IUON and each Partner School has policies for determining whether a student is making Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) in his or her educational program.  While attending the partner school, students are required to meet the satisfactory academic progress requirements of both degree granting institutions.  IUON evaluates every student's academic progress at the end of each semester.  SAP policies are consistently applied to all students regardless of their citizenship or type of financial aid received.

U.S. Federal Student Aid is administered by IUON whether the student is in St. Kitts or at the partner school.  Students who have accepted Federal Direct Loan funds at any point in the program must attend a partner school located in the United States.

Partner Schools

The following schools are IUON partner schools:

Bachelor Program Partner Schools


    The mission of the Department of Nursing is to prepare graduates for professional positions as competent and caring nurses. The department is committed to offering academic programs that meet diverse regional nursing needs. The department is committed to excellence in teaching and evidence based nursing practice. Emphasis is placed on effective student learning, academic achievement and safe, competent nursing performance.  The Nursing Department will:
  • Provide quality learning experiences for nursing students that prepare graduates for entry level baccalaureate nursing practice or advanced nursing practice in a culturally diverse community
  • Provide multiple degree entry paths based on previous education and academic entrancecriteria that support student achievement at a professional level
  • Serve as a regional nursing education center for Southern Colorado, by collaborating with local and regional health care agencies to provide nursing programs.
  • Maintain educational excellence demonstrated by program status consistent with the Colorado Board of Nursing, national accrediting agency criteria and educational emphases on professional nursing standards.
  • Provide a supportive and caring learning environment to address the learning needs of a diverse student population.
  • Support role development responsive to the changing health care environment by redefining and maintaining competencies throughout one’s practice.
  • LOUISIANA COLLEGE - Pineville, Louisiana - 2011 U.S. News & World Report "Best Regional College" winner

    LC Division of Nursing

    We are excited about current and recent developments within the Division of Nursing, and would love to share our enthusiasm with you. Nursing continues to grow at LC and to match this growth we have developed a state of the art nursing skills center, built a team of highly qualified health care professionals who are gifted communicators, and incorporated the latest technology and national testing standards to ensure that we produce competent and confident nursing graduates.

    Louisiana College is widely known for its quality academic programs and for its spiritual environment. Nursing graduates experience the best of both; leaving LC prepared to face the professional challenges of a demanding health care environment with the compassion needed to treat patients as individuals.

Morehead State University has been named one of the top 25 Public Universities in the South by U.S. News and World Report, MSU is one of the leading universities in the region.

Morehead State University Nursing Programs are committed to excellent curricula that are responsive to the current health care environments respecting culturally diverse people within our communities, nation, and world.  Nursing students acquire knowledge, skills, and educational competencies that will prepare them for practice as registered nurses.  Each program of learning is tailored to provide the best of nursing care within the degree options.  Individual faculty attention and guidance ensures you will receive the support necessary for excellent student learning outcomes.  The excellent staff in MSU learning laboratories are ready to assist you in skill development, simulations, and multimedia learning.  MSU is committed to your success.

Mission Statement

The mission of Morehead State University Department of Nursing is to promote health and well-being among the people of Northeastern and Eastern Kentucky, the greater Commonwealth, and extending to those whom our graduates serve in our global community. In an academic environment that is responsive to health care changes situated within respective cultures, it is through excellence in nursing education at the associate and baccalaureate programs, service, and commitment to scholarly activities that this mission is accomplished.


Welcome to the School of Nursing.  Nipissing University’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) programs offer students a unique, flexible, and collaborative education through its many partnerships as well as 4 unique, educational pathways to obtain a professional nursing degree. As a BScN student, you will gain relevant nursing theory and professional knowledge provided by a university education, along with practical experience in diverse clinical settings.
The School of Nursing at Nipissing University provides a collaborative and collegial atmosphere that allows students to learn in a variety of settings including formal lecture, small group discussion, on line learning, clinical/laboratory practice and individual study. Professors teaching the program are dedicated to student success and bring with them diverse backgrounds in health care. Their interactive, personal, and hands-on approach to learning creates an academic culture that is warm and intimate, while the careful balance of theory and clinical practice ensures that each student is prepared to enter the profession upon graduation from the program.
More than a Degree At Nipissing, we are committed to building your personal and professional skills, inside and outside the classroom, as part of our More Than a Degree promise to you. We are dedicated to creativity, innovation and excellence in teaching, research, and scholarly activities, and seek to provide students with the support and opportunities that promise a successful and fulfilling academic journey.

Transition to a Partner School

IUON assigns students to the partner schools.  When possible, student preference will be considered as these assignments are made.

IUON students become part of the partner school's student body and are dually admitted in both IUON and the partner school. Students enrolled in a partner school are subject to all the policies, and enjoy the rights and privileges of all nursing students, as defined by each partner school’s program.  Students may be required to purchasecolorado_state.jpg additional textbooks, software, and/or enroll in courses needed in order to successfully complete the degree requirements at the partner school which consists of 2-3 semesters and possibly a "transition semester" depending on the partner school.   Partner schools have different entry semesters.  IUON students may need to "wait out" a semester to be transitioned to their official partner school.  Some students may opt to take a leave and return home, others transition to the partner school and begin to enroll in courses required by the partner school prior to beginning clinical coursework.

All of the U.S. partner schools are accredited by either the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), and the appropriate institutional accrediting bodies and/or applicable boards of nursing. All of the Canadian partner schools are accredited by the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN). 

Degrees Conferred


Upon graduation, students receive a diploma conferring the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree. One diploma is issued by IUON, St. Kitts; the other is issued by the partner school.