Missouri State University

Careers and Outcomes

Students learn from real-life experiences.

Preparing for success

The Department of Nursing at Missouri State wants to help students achieve success long before they graduate.  Employers hire Missouri State graduates for their exceptional combination of knowledge and skills acquired in acute and community clinical settings in the program.

To become a registered nurse, a student must take the NCLEX-RN exam after graduation from the program.  Graduates of Missouri State’s program had a first-time pass rate of 90 percent in 2013.  The program boasts a 100 percent job placement rate within one month of graduation.  Many students in the program receive employment offers before they graduate.

A variety of nursing specialties become available to students after graduation from the four-year BSN program.  Graduates have found employment in the following fields: 

  • Acute care (hospital or clinics)
  • Community organizations
  • Travel nurses
  • Military nurses
  • School nurses

View the nursing specialties page for more information on nursing career options.

Taking a nursing career to the next level

The Department of Nursing offers a variety of graduate programs to registered nurses.  Programs are flexible, and online completion is available in several of the programs.