BSN Programs in Missouri

Known as the Gateway to the West, the State of Missouri played a pivotal role during the U.S. westward expansion. For many nurses, the state is a well that is brimming with opportunities. All nursing specialties are in demand as most healthcare facilities have a 10% vacancy rate on average.

A nursing student in Missouri can choose from the 24 BSN programs that are currently being offered in the state. Realizing the growing demand for BSN graduates, the state and many other professional organizations have provided scholarships to those who would enroll in a baccalaureate degree program.

Missouri hospitals, with a vacancy rate of 10%, have inner cities as well as rural areas that are in need of competent RNs. Those with a bachelor’s degree are sought out and are in demand which is why there are also many programs that now cater to those who want to become an RN.

The mean hourly wage for the Missouri RN is between $28-$29, according to the statistics provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Here is a brief review of three universities that offer BSN program in Missouri - 

Missouri Southern State University

The BSN program in this public university offers an intensive preparation for the first-time degree learners and the licensed practical nurses who are seeking to become registered nurses (LPN to BSN).

The MSSU BSN program is a full-time program that uses the Betty Neuman Systems Model focusing on health, person, environment and nursing. This is a fully-approved Missouri State Board of Nursing program.

Missouri Western State University  

The coursework used in this program is a fusion of general education and nursing courses where the students will have 124 credits. This school has a lecture class size of only 50 students with a clinical course ratio of no more than ten students per clinical instructor.

The faculty that teaches the BSN program in this public university are experienced in terms of clinicals and classroom lecture. The nursing simulation labs come with high-end medical equipment and patient simulators, giving the student a feel of the real nursing world.

The pre-licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is CCNE and nationally accredited. The Missouri State Board of Nursing has also approved the said program.

Truman State University

Truman welcomes visitors that are more than 20,000 in number, annually. The CCNE accredited BSN program in this public university takes four years to accomplish, after which, the student will receive Bachelor's degree. Its curriculum provides a sturdy nursing foundation where BSN graduates are then prepared to function as generalists in entry-level positions including child, maternal, community health and adult health nursing.

The HLC or Higher Learning Commission has accredited this nursing school; and since 1914, this school has also been accredited by the HLC of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. It has maintained this accreditation since then. 

University of Missouri - St Louis

University of Missouri - St Louis


One University Boulevard
Saint Louis, MO 63121
(314) 516-5000

Graceland University - Independence

Graceland University - Independence


1401 W. Truman Road
Independence, MO 64050
816-833-0524

Missouri Valley College

Missouri Valley College


500 E College St
Marshall, MO 65340
(660) 831-4000

University of Missouri - Columbia

University of Missouri - Columbia


105 Jesse Hall
Columbia, MO 65211
(573) 882-2121

Saint Louis University - Main Campus

Saint Louis University - Main Campus


One Grand Blvd
Saint Louis, MO 63103
(314) 977-2222

Colorado Technical University - Kansas City

Colorado Technical University - Kansas City


520 E 19th Ave
North Kansas City, MO 64116
(816) 303-7799

Chamberlain College of Nursing - St Louis Campus

Chamberlain College of Nursing - St Louis Campus


11830 Westline Industrial Drive- Suite 106
Saint Louis, MO 63146
(314) 991-6200

Avila University

Avila University


11901 Wornall Rd
Kansas City, MO 64145
(816) 942-8400

Central Methodist University - College of Graduate & Extended Studies

Central Methodist University - College of Graduate & Extended Studies


411 Central Methodist Square
Fayette, MO 65248
(660) 248-6272

Chamberlain College of Nursing - Missouri

Chamberlain College of Nursing - Missouri


11830 Westline Industrial Dr., Ste. 106
St. Louis, MO 63146
(314) 991-6200

College of the Ozarks

College of the Ozarks


100 Opportunity Avenue
Point Lookout, MO 65726
(417) 334-6411

Cox College

Cox College


1423 N Jefferson
Springfield, MO 65802
(417) 269-3401

Barnes - Jewish College

Barnes - Jewish College


4483 Duncan Avenue
Saint Louis, MO 63110
(314) 454-7055

Maryville University of Saint Louis

Maryville University of Saint Louis


650 Maryville University Drive
Saint Louis, MO 63141
(800) 627-9855

Missouri Southern State University

Missouri Southern State University


3950 E Newman Rd
Joplin, MO 64801
(417) 625-9300

Missouri Western State University

Missouri Western State University


4525 Downs Dr
Saint Joseph, MO 64507
(816) 271-4200

Research College of Nursing

Research College of Nursing


2525 E. Meyer Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64132
(816) 995-2800

Southeast Missouri State University

Southeast Missouri State University


One University Plaza
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
(573) 651-2000

Saint Luke's College of Health Sciences

Saint Luke's College of Health Sciences


8320 Ward Parkway Suite 300
Kansas City, MO 64114
(816) 932-6700

Truman State University

Truman State University


100 E Normal
Kirksville, MO 63501
(660) 785-4000

University of Missouri - Kansas City

University of Missouri - Kansas City


5100 Rockhill Rd
Kansas City, MO 64110
(816) 235-1000

University of Central Missouri

University of Central Missouri


UHC 106 600 S. College
Warrensburg, MO 64093
(660) 543-4111

William Jewell College

William Jewell College


500 College Hill
Liberty, MO 64068
(816) 415-5979

Missouri State University - Springfield

Missouri State University - Springfield


901 S National
Springfield, MO 65897
(417) 836-5000