Advance your career – Earn your BSN at Missouri Western!
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. Please contact us for an individualized advising appointment to determine your graduation timeline. Most students complete their BSN within 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 the School of Nursing and Health Professions at (816) 271-4415 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
RN-BSN requirements listed below traditional BSN requirements.
|NUR 302||Introduction to Standards-Based Nursing||3|
|NUR 303||Introduction to Clinical Nursing Practice||3|
|NUR 306||Holistic Assessment||3|
|NUR 308||Professional Concepts in Nursing||1|
|NUR 314||Quantitative Analysis for Health Care Research||3|
|NUR 334||Pharmacology I||2|
|NUR 336||Pharmacology II||2|
|NUR 363||Adult Health I||5|
|NUR 364||Adult Health Clinical I||4|
|NUR 395||Nursing Research in Practice||2|
|NUR 402||Maternal/Newborn Nursing||3|
|NUR 403||Pediatric Nursing||3|
|NUR 422||Adult Health II||4|
|NUR 423||Adult Health Clinical II||2|
|NUR 424||Care Coordination Across the Lifespan||2|
|NUR 435||Mental Health Nursing||3|
|NUR 453||Community and Population Health||3|
|NUR 459||Research Application||1|
|NUR 474||Nursing Leadership and Management||3|
|NUR 475||Senior Capstone Clinical||7|
|NUR 488||Nursing Senior Seminar||2|
|ALH 352||Applied Nutrition||2|
|BIO 101||Principles of Biology||4|
|BIO 250||Anatomy and Physiology||5|
|BIO 251||Medical and Public Health Microbiology||4|
|CHE 101||Introductory Chemistry||4|
|or CHE 111||General Chemistry I|
|or PHL 231||Healthcare Ethics|
|PSY 101||General Psychology||3|
|PSY 240||Life-Span Developmental Psychology||3|
Program Graduation Requirements
- Earn a grade of C or higher in all major coursework.
- Earn an overall GPA of at least 2.0 and a major GPA of at least 2.0.
University Graduation Requirements
- Earn a minimum of 120 credit hours (100 level and higher, maximum of 6 CED credit hours applicable).
- Earn a minimum of 30 credit hours in upper-division courses. Lower-division transfer courses accepted as meeting upper-division departmental course requirements cannot be used to fulfill this requirement.
- Earn 30 of the last 45 credit hours at MWSU in institutional coursework (exclusive of credit by examination).
- Participate in required departmental and campus wide assessments.
- Fulfill the Missouri Constitution requirement.
- Successfully pass the Missouri Higher Education Civics Achievement exam.
- Major: Nursing- RN to BSN
Mapping your degree plan is important. Consult with your academic advisor to create a plan for degree completion and monitor it regularly.