Why should you
come to MWSU to earn your
Bachelor of Science in Nursing?
Coursework: Coursework is
a combination of general education,
nursing support and nursing courses
in which the student will earn 124 credits
upon completion. The typical size of
a nursing lecture class is 50
students. Clinical courses have a
ratio of no more than 10 students
per 1 clinical instructor.
Experienced Faculty: The
faculty have years of
experience in both the classroom and
practice settings. This experience,
along with small class size, allows
the faculty to have personal
interactions with each student
whether in lecture or lab.
Simulation Lab: Nursing
skills are practiced on high-tech
patient simulators and medical
equipment which enhances the
Clinical Experiences are provided in
state-of-the-art health care
settings in St. Joseph and greater
Kansas City regions. The Senior
Capstone course provides a
reality-based experience that
prepares the student for the
transition to the RN role.
Research: Students have
the opportunity to work with faculty
on a research project. The student's
knowledge of healthcare is expanded
through these projects.
pre-licensure BSN program is
nationally accredited by the
Commission on Collegiate Nursing
Education (CCNE) and fully approved by
the Missouri State Board of Nursing.
Completion of the BSN program does not guarantee
eligibility to write the licensure examination.
Completion of the program guarantees eligibility
to apply to the State Board of Nursing to write the
national licensure examination (NCLEX-RN). A
criminal background check is conducted by the
Missouri State Board of Nursing before a decision
is made regarding certificate of registration or
authority; permit or license pursuant to section
335.011 to 335.066 for any one or any combination
of causes stated in 335.066 subsection 2 of
the State of Missouri Nursing Practice Act. Specific
information may be obtained by contacting the
Missouri State Board of Nursing.
The baccalaureate program at Missouri Western State University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington DC 20036, (202)887-6791.