|MWSU | Academics/Departments | Nursing & Allied Health||ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT|
The nursing program focuses on intensive classroom and clinical experiences for students in a variety of nursing areas such as obstetrics, acute care, long-term care, hospice and community health settings. Graduates are prepared to take the licensure examination to become registered nurses (RN's).
State and national accreditation is one way to ensure the quality of the program you choose. The organization providing accreditation ensures the program meets national standards of quality. Missouri Western’s nursing program is nationally accredited by the Commission for Collegiate Nursing Accreditation and approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing
As a top-quality program, applicants often compete for the 50 spaces available in the program each semester. Minimum application requirements include
Prospective nursing students should submit a nursing program application online through NursingCAS at http://www.nursingcas.org by January 15 for Fall admission and by July 31 for Spring admission. Contact the Nursing Department for further information about application submission.
Successful candidates for the nursing program will have a solid background in science and mathematics. Those students in high school should complete the college core and take any advanced level science and mathematics courses available.
It is important to plan from the first year of college to take the courses required to be considered for admission to the program. In addition, maintaining the highest GPA possible while completing general courses can increase your chance of admission to this competitive program.
Typical size of lecture classes in the Nursing program is 50 students. Clinical courses have a ratio of no more than 10 students per clinical instructor which allows for individualized attention.
Personal interaction with faculty members is a cornerstone of this program. Students work with experienced nursing faculty in the classroom, whether in lecture or labs like the Nursing Skills Learning Resource Center. Students and faculty also work together in clinical learning experiences with patients and clients in a variety of health care settings. Students also work with instructors on service projects like the Student Wellness Fair and have the opportunity to work with faculty on research projects.
Student Nurse Association. The purpose of this organization is to help prepare student nurses for professional responsibilities. This organization offers opportunities for local and national membership and activities.
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society - Omincron Nu Chapter
Members are selected from senior students enrolled in the basic program, returning RN's seeking a BSN, and community nurse leaders with a baccalaureate degree. Candidates shall have demonstrated superior scholastic achievement, academic integrity, professional leadership potential and/or marked achievement in the field of nursing. Basic and RN students who are selected shall have a grade point average of at least 3.0 and shall rank not lower than the highest 35% of their class in scholarship.