Application Steps

Before you apply

You need a current RN license without restrictions to apply for the nursing completion (BSN-C) program.  

If you are waiting to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX), you need special permission to start the BSN-C program. Contact our program coordinator

Ready to apply? Complete two applications

First, apply to Missouri State University. Then, apply to the BSN-C program.

1. Apply to Missouri State University

Apply as a transfer student, declaring the BSN-completion program as your major.

When you declare, you’re listed as a pre-major until you satisfy all admission requirements. Once you’re accepted to Missouri State University, you may apply to the BSN-completion program.

Apply to Missouri State

2. Apply to the BSN-C program

Apply to Missouri State's BSN-C program through NursingCAS.

NursingCAS has a separate fee for applying.

You must complete all application steps to receive provisional admission.

For full admission, you need to pass a background check and drug screen. You will receive an email with instructions for taking the background check and drug screen.

Apply to BSN-C

Your next steps

Contact us, go to orientation then register for your classes.

Get in touch

Contact us at to make an appointment with a BSN-C advisor. You’ll receive guidance about the program and your class schedule.

You cannot register for classes without an advisor’s release.

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Complete orientation

You’ll receive email instructions on how to access the BSN-C program’s community Blackboard site for an online orientation.

Orientation has many tasks that you must complete, along with information about university resources.

  • Complete HIPAA and Bloodborne Pathogen online trainings.

  • Sign a student disclosure form.

  • Learn how the BSN-C program works and how to navigate the online systems and support features.

  • Learn about campus resources, such as Financial Aid, the Writing Center and Meyer Library.

Register for classes

Your nursing courses are taught in eight-week blocks. You can start in the spring, fall or summer.

NRS 482 has a 16-hour practicum component that you can complete at your current workplace or elsewhere in your community.

You can register for classes through My Missouri State.