School of Nursing & Health Professions

Welcome

The Missouri Western State University School of Nursing and Health Professions is committed to the development of students as individuals and leaders striving for excellence in inter-professional practice and the promotion of healthy communities.

The School of Nursing and Health Professions offers degree programs in Nursing, Physical Therapist Assistant, Health Information Management and Population Health Management. As an integral part of Missouri Western State University, the School of Nursing and Health Professions supports the mission, goals and policies of the University and the Division of Professional Studies.

All programs are committed to the development of healthcare professionals with visionary leadership, demonstrating excellence in critical thinking, communication and technical skills.  Nursing students enter a program that is grounded in standards-based practice and holistic care, with focused intensive classroom and clinical experiences in a variety of nursing areas such as obstetrics, acute care, community health, and hospice.  Both Nursing and Physical Therapist Assistant utilize state-of-the-art simulation labs and classrooms which provide the backdrop for personalized instruction from experienced faculty. This combination enhances the success for our graduates.

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Missouri Western State University is fully approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing.

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing/master’s degree program in nursing 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.

The Bachelor of Science in HIM is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). http://cahiim.org

The Physical Therapist Assistant program at Missouri Western State University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org.