Our RN to BSN program allows nurses the opportunity to continue their education through flexible and convenient programs, without repeating courses and experiences commonly completed as part of a basic associate degree or diploma nursing program.

The RN to BSN program is designed for the busy professional and can be completed in as little as five consecutive terms. To make the program flexible for all students, courses are available 100% online. 

General education requirements are met through a strong liberal arts component, including studies beyond the sciences. The RN to BSN curriculum focuses on preparing nurses to care for the increasingly complex needs of patients and populations. Nursing courses explore such concepts as health assessment, population health, nursing research and evidence-based practice, and leadership, with community-based independent clinical activities.

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RN to BSN Program

The 100% Online Courses are for students who enjoy the convenience of attending classes in an online environment where course materials, lectures, and assignments are all facilitated through a digital format.

Upon completion of the BSN program, students will: 

  1. Integrate evidence-based concepts from nursing, the arts, sciences, and humanities to provide comprehensive nursing care in a variety of settings.  
  2. Integrate clinical decision making into professional practice. 
  3. Administer culturally competent, compassionate, holistic care to promote healthy outcomes and health equity for diverse individuals, families, communities, and populations. 
  4. Apply knowledge of health care policies in a regulatory environment and their influence on health care access and quality. 
  5. Utilize communication to enhance relationships with individuals, families, communities, and populations and collaboration among members of the healthcare team. 
  6. Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for decisions and actions based on professional intrapersonal values, ethical and legal obligations, standards of practice, social justice, and economics. 
  7. Demonstrate motivation and self-direction in activities that contribute to lifelong personal, professional, and intellectual development. 
  8. Integrate principles of quality care, patient safety, health education when organizing, coordinating, and engaging in professional nursing practice across the healthcare continuum. 


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For more information, contact the College of Nursing Office of Student Services.

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.