Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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Serve your community as a BSN nurse

Put your nursing career on the right path with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree.

Grow your skills and knowledge in state-of-the-art facilities. Get your degree at an affordable cost.

With a BSN degree, you can increase your salary potential and provide better care to patients.

Degree options

Review a sample degree plan that details your path to graduation.

Degree plan
Earn your BSN in four years.
Explore resources that help you transfer to Missouri State and finish your BSN.

Already a registered nurse (RN)?

Enroll in the BSN-completion program.

Why major in nursing at Missouri State?

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Save money on your degree

We offer a more affordable program than traditional nursing school. Earn a quality degree at a great price.

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Use great facilities and labs

Discover what a professional nursing environment is like. Assess patient health. Perform IV insertions. Build the hands-on skills that you can't get from an online program.

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Be ready for your next step: RN

To become a registered nurse (RN) after you graduate, you need to pass the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX). Our students have a first-time pass rate of 96% for this exam — higher than the national average of 89%.

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Get the full health care experience

You won't study in a silo. You'll learn and grow with other future health care professionals: anesthesia, social care, therapy and more. Enjoy an interprofessional education.

A tradition of success



Job placement rate of Missouri State BSN graduates.
Job growth


Predicted growth of nursing jobs by 2028, much higher than average.


Scholarships specifically for nursing students, plus many other financial aid opportunities.
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Careers and Outcomes
With a BSN, you can move up in a career field that continues to grow: nursing.
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Frequently asked questions
Find the answers to some of our more commonly asked questions.
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Technical standards
Learn what standards our nursing practice students are held to.


Here, you'll live by a code of ethics and adopt a culture of caring.


The BSN, MSN, DNP and post-master's Health Educator and Population Health certificate programs at Missouri State University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (


Missouri State Board of Nursing: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (four-year BSN).