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The Department of Nursing offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). The BSN is approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

After passing the national examination, graduates of the BSN program are eligible to apply for licensure as registered professional nurses in all 50 states and the U.S. territories.

This program is not a Direct Admit program.

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What You'll Do

  • Are taught in theory and clinical courses by experienced faculty with a minimum of a master’s degree in nursing; approximately 50% of the faculty possess doctoral degrees.
  • Experience clinical practice in every specialty area in nursing, working with faculty and clinical agency staff.
  • Enjoy faculty-to-student ratios of 1:8-9 in the first year of nursing courses; 1:10-11 in the second year of nursing.
  • Receive a full semester of targeted preparation for the NCLEX, the licensure examination required after graduation. The 8-year first-time passage rate for the program is over 90%.
  • Are fully prepared for nursing practice in any area of nursing, and also are eligible to apply to any graduate program in nursing.

What You'll Study

  • NC371 Fundamentals of Nursing Clinical
  • NC387 Adult Health I Clinical
  • NC389 Mental Health Nursing Clinical
  • NS489 Nursing of the Elderly

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Internships & Career Opportunities

  • Southeast Health
  • St. Francis Medical Center
  • Barnes Hospital, St. Louis
  • Children's Hospital, St. Louis

Graduate School Opportunities

  • Southeast
  • St. Louis University
  • UMSL
  • University of Missouri - Columbia


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