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 Nursing@MissouriState.edu 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.
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.