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.

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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