Pre-Nursing Program

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Start on your nursing degree

The pre-nursing program is your first step toward a bachelor's degree in nursing (BSN).

Take courses that make you eligible to apply to the nursing major (BSN) at Missouri State, or other nursing schools.

Join a proven path to success. Pre-nursing has the highest enrollment of any pre-professional major on campus.

About pre-nursing

Pre-nursing isn't a degree. It's a checklist of courses you need to take before you apply to a traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program.

Already a registered nurse (RN)? You need the BSN-Completion program.

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Curriculum

Pre-nursing plan

Finish pre-nursing at Missouri State in two years. Be ready for BSN application.

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Transfer

OTC equivalent courses

Review pre-nursing courses you can complete at Ozarks Technical Community College (OTC) and transfer to Missouri State.

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Events

Pre-nursing events

Join us for an event or campus tour.