Application Steps

You must have a current RN license without restrictions to apply for the BSN-C program. Special permission is required to apply to the BSN-C Scholars program.

Complete applications

Apply to the University as a transfer student, declaring BSN-Completion Program as your major. When you declare your major, you will be listed as a pre-major until you satisfy all nursing admission requirements.

Apply to the School of Nursing. Make sure the items in your application are current and not expired.

Check your Missouri State e-mail account (BearMail) Watch for information about your background check and drug screening.

Get in touch

Contact the School of Nursing to make sure your application has been received in full. You also will make an appointment with a BSN-C advisor to ask questions and write a tentative plan of study. Register for classes after you and your advisor discuss a plan.

Check your Missouri State e-mail account (BearMail) regularly for updates. 

You must complete all application components and orientation before you enroll in a class. Any student who has registered for nursing classes, but has not completed application or orientation, will be dropped from the nursing class.

Start the program

Attend the nursing orientation. It includes many tasks that must be completed, as well as information about university resources. It is offered the Monday before classes begin each semester (August, January and June). During orientation you will learn how to be successful in this program:

  • Meet your classmates, staff and faculty.
  • Pay for nametag, polo shirt and Typhon (student tracking system).
  • Complete HIPAA and Blood Borne Pathogen online trainings.
  • Sign a student disclosure form.
  • Learn how the program works and how to navigate the online systems and support features.
  • Learn about campus resources, such as Financial Aid, the Writing Center, and library.

Take classes. Two nursing classes require clinical hours. Clinical hours are completed in a community agency in or near the community where you live.

Complete the university general education requirements. General education classes are not pre-requisites; they may be taken at the same time as the nursing classes.

  • The Writing II requirement will be met by NUR 472.
  • The sciences may have been met in your basic nursing program (check with your advisor).
  • SOC 150 and PSY 121 are both required by the nursing program.