Program Overview

The online RN to BSN degree completion program from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, designed for working registered nurses, expands students' leadership skills and career opportunities by adding a BSN to their registered nurse licensure. The curriculum allows students to hone their professionial development to become leaders, managers, coordinators, advocates, and designers of care. Coursework explores topics such as:

  • Health Assessment
  • Information Systems and Technology for Healthcare
  • ​Effectiveness in Complex Health Systems
  • ​Scientific Inquiry

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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 120 credits, including transfer credits.

    • Upper Division Nursing: 36 credits
    • Graduation from a state board of nursing-approved school of nursing (Students requesting admission to the BSN program who are graduates of diploma or non-accredited ADN programs may be admitted on provisional status.)
    • Current unencumbered licensure as a registered nurse in the United States
    • Cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.5 (4.0 scale) from the basic school of nursing and all previous and subsequent college coursework

    Restrictions

    Not authorized for residents in Alabama, Kentucky, Minnesota, New York, Tennessee, and Washington.

    School Overview

    The University of Kansas City was chartered in 1929, and one year later, Kansas City businessman and philanthropist William Volker donated 41 acres to the university. In 1931, Volker acquired and donated the Dickey mansion, which would house the first library, classrooms, cafeteria and administrative offices. In 1963 UKC became a part of the University of Missouri System. Since then, UMKC has continued to expand and is now a public research university focused on urban issues.

    UMKC offers undergraduate and graduate programs leading to bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees and certificates from the following colleges and schools:

    • College of Arts and Sciences
    • Conservatory of Music and Dance
    • Henry W. Bloch School of Management
    • Honors College
    • School of Biological Sciences
    • School of Computing and Engineering
    • School of Dentistry
    • School of Education
    • School of Law
    • School of Medicine
    • School of Nursing and Health Studies
    • School of Pharmacy
    • School of Graduate Studies
    • University College

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