Undergraduate Program

Why study nursing at Missouri State?

  • Missouri State nursing faculty members prepare students to work in any health care setting and provide them with a strong background in science and nursing theory.
  • Missouri State nursing students had a first-time pass rate of 96.4 percent for 2015 on the NCLEX-RN examination.
  • This CCNE-accredited program provides 624 clinical contact hours.  These hours are 40 percent acute training in hospitals and clinics and 60 percent community based, collaborating with community partners to address health care needs of the community.
  • Students are provided the knowledge and skills to successfully care for patients and their families.  
  • When students graduate, they have the management and leadership skills needed to advance their career and education.
  • Throughout their education students have access to advisors in the nursing department.  Pre-program and post-program advisement services also are offered.

Degree options

During the four-year BSN, students have a traditional University experience while completing an exceptional clinical program. Students complete at least 624 clinical contact hours within acute care and community settings. These hours are spent one-on-one with either a faculty member or nursing professional in a real-world classroom setting. Not only do students learn but also they give back to those in need of care. The four-year BSN program at Missouri State has full approval of the Missouri State Board of Nursing.

Careers and Outcomes

Consider the outcomes for lifetime success. A degree in nursing provides a firm foundation for careers in hospitals, schools, community organizations and more.


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Excellence in the community 

Our program is selective but student-centered. Our students receive significant one-on-one attention from faculty members, who bring a variety of experience to the program and have strong ties to the community. Faculty members support students in making professional connections that last long after graduation.