Continue Your Success in Healthcare.

Are you ready to advance in your nursng career? The Bachelor of Science in Nursing RN to BSN track is a nursing education pathway designed for registered nurses who already hold an associate degree or diploma in nursing and wish to further their education by obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree.

The RN to BSN is designed as a part-time program with curriculum delivered 100% online; providing flexibility for nurses already working in the profession. The UMSL College of Nursing is fully accredited and is led by highly experienced faculty members who are experts in providing high quality online education. Get ready to enhance your skills, knowledge, and career opportunities. Apply today!

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Bachelor of Nursing, RN to BSN

The UMSL College of Nursing is proud to offer our students more than 100 clinical partnerships with leading regional healthcare providers. This gives our students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a variety of settings, including acute care, primary care, and community care. Our award-winning faculty members provide a supportive and nurturing learning environment, ensuring that students have access to resources and mentorship throughout their academic journey. The RN to BSN program can be completed in five consecutive semesters over a two year period.

Outcomes and Career Outlook

Upon completion of the program, graduates will be well-prepared to take the Professional Registered Nurse licensure examination (NCLEX). Nursing courses include theory and clinical experiences. Practice in the nursing arts laboratory, experience in long-term care, rehabilitation, acute care and community nursing prepares students for success in diverse practice settings.

Employment of Nurses is projected to grow up to 7% to 2029, with a median annual salary of $77,600, according to wage and employment data from the and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.


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Employment growth by 2029

Career Opportunities

  • Insurance Company Nurse
  • Legal Consultancy Nurse
  • Nurse Case Manager
  • Physician’s Office Nurse
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse
  • Research Nurse
  • School Nurse


Program of Study

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Non-Missouri Residents: Prospective students are responsible for reviewing the NC-SARA state authorizations page to see if this program is offered in their state throughout their program and to review the licensure or certification requirements for the state in which they reside.

Student organizations

Make new friends and learn new skills by joining one of our Recognized Student Organizations. Here are several opportunities you may be interested in as a nursing major:

  • Minority Student Nurses Association
  • Student Nurses Association
  • Triton Health Educators
  • Student Government Association
  • Students of the University of Missouri

Clinical experience

The College of Nursing is proud to prepare nurses as clinicians, scientists and educators and facilitate professional advancement through our innovative programs. Students gain hands-on experience in a variety of clinical settings throughout the region, including BJC, Mercy, SSM and St. Luke’s, as well as Delmar Gardens and Shriner’s Hospital for Children, giving students access to leading specialists, cutting-edge technology, and best-practices in acute care, primary care and community care.

Prior to these clinical experiences, students train at UMSL's Nursing Learning Resource and Simulation Center, which replicates actual healthcare settings and includes computerized-human models, fully operational hospital beds, suction, oxygen, ventilators, a baby warmer and more.

Honors College

The UMSL Honors College is a certificate program that can be paired with any major without adding extra classes or extending time to graduate. Classes in the Honors College are seminar-style, meaning that they are based in reading, writing, discussion, and critical thinking. This unique class format fosters an intellectual climate centered around democracy, diversity, civility and academic excellence.

Undergraduate research

We encourage and support students as they engage in exciting activities in and outside of the classroom that enrich their academic and professional understanding of their chosen area of study. All majors are encouraged to participate in Undergraduate Research and Scholarship to produce discipline-specific intellectual or creative innovations to their field.