Program Overview

The online RN to BSN degree completion program from the University of Missouri-St Louis offers busy RNs the opportunity to continue their education in a flexible and convenient format. The well-balanced curriculum provides general education requirements met through a strong liberal arts component, including studies beyond the sciences, and nursing studies that explore concepts of:

  • Health Assessment
  • Family Health
  • ​Community Health
  • Research
  • ​Leadership
  • ​Health Promotion

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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)


    This bachelor completion program requires a minimum of 120 credits for completion, including transfer credits.

    • RN to BSN curriculum: 29 credits
    • Admission to the University
    • Graduate of either an accredited diploma or associate degree program in nursing
    • Evidence of current licensure as a registered nurse with eligibility for licensure in Missouri*
    • Cumulative grade point average of 2.5 (4.0 scale) on a minimum of 30 transferable credit hours (excluding nursing course work)

    *This state is a member of the Nurse License Compact granting nurses to have one multi-state license in participating states.

    School Overview

    Founded in 1963, University of Missouri, St. Louis, is the largest public research university in eastern Missouri. UMSL operates with a mission "to provide excellent learning experiences and leadership opportunities for a diverse student body. Outstanding faculty and staff, innovative research, and creative partnerships foster synergies that advance the welfare of our stakeholders and benefit the global society." 

    UMSL offers degrees and certificates at all levels from the following colleges and schools:

    • College of Arts and Sciences
    • College of Business Administration
    • College of Education
    • College of Nursing
    • College of Optometry
    • Graduate School
    • Pierre Laclede Honors College
    • School of Fine and Performing Arts
    • School of Social Work


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