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Diploma/ADN to BSN Completion

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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 Machelle Skinner, DPN, AGPCNP-BC, at (816) 271-4415 or by e-mail at

Application Process

Program Accreditation & Approval

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.

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Are you ready to declare this major? Download, sign and submit the form(s) to the nursing department.

Mapping your degree plan is important. Consult with your academic advisor to create a plan for degree completion and monitor it regularly.