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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

Program Details

The online RN to BSN degree program from Missouri State University is a flexible, community-based program designed for registered nurses who have already graduated with their associate's degree in nursing or from a diploma nursing program. Graduates may pursue careers in:

  • ​Acute care (hospital or clinics)
  • Community organizations
  • ​Travel nursing
  • Military nursing
  • School nursing


Degree completion requires a minimum of 125 credits, including transfer and major requirements.

  • Online curriculum: 31 credits of required nursing classes, 3 credits of Statistics and 3 credits of nursing electives
  • Associate’s degree or diploma in nursing
  • Acceptance of application to the University by the Office of Admissions. (Note: Admission to the University does NOT automatically constitute acceptance for the professional program in nursing.)
  • Current licensure in good standing as a registered nurse in the State of Missouri or in the state where they practice
  • Evidence of current health insurance GPA of 2.75 or higher on a 4.00 scale, based on at least 30 hours of college work (GPAs below 2.75 will be considered on an individual basis.)
  • Current American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers certification
  • Current immunization
  • An admission conference with a member of the School of Nursing Faculty or advisor is recommended for direction in sequencing courses
  • Demonstrate acceptable levels of maturity, integrity, and behaviors and attitudes normally expected of professional nurses
  • Demonstrate acceptable academic potential to successfully complete the program

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)


Not authorized for residents of Massachusetts.