School of Nursing & Health Professions

Diploma/ADN to BSN Completion

Advance your career – Earn your BSN at MWSU!

To meet the complex demands of today’s health care environment, the National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice has recommended at least two-thirds of the basic nurse workforce hold a baccalaureate or higher degree in nursing. Aware of the need, RNs are seeking the BSN degree in increasing numbers.  Missouri Western State University is partnering with area community colleges to provide a BSN degree in a flexible format that will accommodate working schedules.

Missouri Western’s BSN classes are offered in an online class format. The Senior Clinical Capstone course provides clinical learning opportunities in community health and leadership, and is individualized to students’ learning needs. Clinical times may vary. If you have completed an Associate of Arts degree from a nationally accredited RN program, you may enroll in Missouri Western’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program and graduate in two years.

Graduates will demonstrate standards-based professional practice to:

  • Function as designer, manager, and coordinator of care
  • Assess health of individuals, families and communities
  • Use information and health care technologies
  • Advocate for quality nursing and health care
  • Apply theory and evidence-based knowledge

For more information, contact Crystal Harris, Ph.D., R.N., directly at (816) 271-4404
or by e-mail at

The Baccalaureate Degree Program in Nursing at Missouri Western is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington DC 20001, (202)887-6791 and is fully approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing.

Nurses in Classroom

Contact Us

  • phone number:
  • (816) 271-4415

  • our address:
  • 4525 Downs Drive
    Murphy Hall, Room 309
    St. Joseph, MO 64507
    (816) 271-5849 (Fax)

  • email address:

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RN-BSN Students