Missouri Southern State University (MSSU) gets institutional accreditation from the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission. The Nursing Department of the School of Health Sciences (SHS) offers nursing programs which are additionally accredited by Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). SHS has been offering nursing education programs for nearly half a century.
MSSU offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) with two entry/ completion paths. One track is intended for students new to nursing, while the other is an RN completion track. For the latter, students must be currently licensed as a Registered Nurse and hold an associates degree in nursing.
Degrees and concentrations offered at this school include:Bachelor of Sciences Degree of Nursing RN to BSN
This BSN program prepares students for nursing roles as generalists in a range of health care settings. Areas of career opportunitiy include critical care, infection control neuroscience, obstetrics and gynecology, oncology, pediatrics, womens health and more. The SHS has a first-time NCLEX-RN pass rate for 100% for 2016. The degree is based on the Betty Neuman Systems Model. No admission exam or minimum ACT score is required, nor are letters of reference, interviews or CNA.
The BSN program has a Fall-only start date. Students need to complete 126-129 credits for completion, with 94-97 credits for Nursing Major course requirements, and 32 credits for General Education, including Pre-Nursing courses.
Sample courses include:Pharmacology in Nursing Health Assessment and Technologies Adult Nursing Nursing Care of the Childbearing Family Mental Health Nursing