Program Overview

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

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor Completion

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

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

    Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

    Requirements

    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

    Restrictions

    Not authorized for residents of Massachusetts.

    School Overview

    Missouri State University is a public, comprehensive university system with a mission in public affairs. Their purpose is to develop fully educated persons with a focus on ethical leadership, cultural competence and community engagement. MSU first opened in 1905, in Springfield, Missouri, as the Fourth District Normal School, with the goals of educating future teachers. The State Fruit Experiment Station, founded in Mountain Grove in 1899, would become part of Missouri State in 1974. Throughout the nineteenth century, Missouri State built facilities, expanded academic programs, and changed its name; becoming Southwest Missouri State University in 1972. In 2005, the school adopted its current title, Missouri State University.

    MSU Online offers bachelor completion and graduate degrees, in addition to online certificate programs through Missouri State Outreach. Students with associate’s degrees can enroll in one of the online bachelor’s programs.

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