Why choose Missouri Western to earn your BSN Degree?
- Coursework: Coursework is a combination of general education, nursing support and nursing courses. The typical size of a nursing lecture class is 60 students. Clinical courses have a ratio of no more than 10 students per 1 clinical instructor.
- Experienced Faculty: Nursing 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.
- Nursing Simulation Lab: Nursing skills are practiced on high-tech patient simulators and medical equipment which enhances the learning experience.
- Quality Clinical Experiences: 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 research projects. The student’s knowledge of healthcare is expanded through these projects.
Eligibility for Nursing Licensure
Completion of the BSN program does not guarantee eligibility to take the licensure examination. Completion of the program guarantees eligibility to apply to the State Board of Nursing to take 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.
Meet BSN Graduate, Clarence Hall
|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: BSN Nursing
- Pre-Major: BSN Nursing
Mapping your degree plan is important. Consult with your academic advisor to create a plan and monitor it regularly.