Missouri State’s nursing program differs from other nursing departments in the United States through its unique emphasis on community care. Students benefit from this community connection through many of the following:
The Department of Nursing at Missouri State is a part of the College of Health and Human Services. Housed in the Professional Building, the department offers two undergraduate programs (BSN, BSN-C), one healthcare management minor, a Master of Science in Nursing as FNP or Nurse Educator, two post-graduate certificates (FNP, Nurse Educator), and a Doctor of Nursing Practice with two degree options (BSN to DNP, Post-Masters DNP). All but the new DNP programs in the Department of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). CCNE accreditation for the DNP programs is planned. The BSN program has full approval of the Missouri State Board of Nursing.
Nursing professor Susan Sims-Giddens discusses how the nursing program builds civic engagement into its educational process.