Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing Online

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Program Overview

Get to know our online RN to BSN program

The innovative and student-centered RN to BSN online program from the School of Health Science and Wellness at Northwest Missouri State University gives professional nurses enhanced abilities to meet the needs of diverse patient populations.

Taught by experienced, supportive faculty, our advanced nursing courses provide the evidence-based approach you need to provide patients a higher level of expert care. You will learn how to analyze research findings that influence evidence-based practice; to integrate values and ethics into your responsibilities; and to use leadership skills and healthcare policy to advance your safe, professional practice.

Our engaging and practical curriculum emphasizes skills and knowledge you can use immediately to elevate your nursing practice.

The RN to BSN degree program prepares nursing students to:

  • Assess principles of prevention and health promotion when providing care to individuals, families and communities
  • Demonstrate effective professional communication and collaboration to provide quality client care
  • Analyze research findings that influence an evidence-based nursing practice
  • Use leadership skills and knowledge of healthcare policy, fiduciary responsibility and regulatory systems to advance a safe, professional practice
  • Integrate health information technology into nursing practice to deliver quality client care
  • Apply a process of lifelong learning in the development of one's self, nursing practice and the profession
  • Assess principles of prevention and health promotion when providing care to individuals, families and communities
  • Demonstrate effective professional communication and collaboration to provide quality client care
  • Analyze research findings that influence an evidence-based nursing practice
  • Use leadership skills and knowledge of healthcare policy, fiduciary responsibility and regulatory systems to advance a safe, professional practice
  • Integrate health information technology into nursing practice to deliver quality client care
  • Apply a process of lifelong learning in the development of one's self, nursing practice and the profession

As a BSN-prepared nurse, you will be ready to step into a variety of leading clinical and management roles, including:

  • Public Health Nurse
  • Clinical Research Nurse
  • Charge Nurse
  • Quality Assurance Coordinator
  • Case Management Nurse
  • Public Health Nurse
  • Clinical Research Nurse
  • Charge Nurse
  • Quality Assurance Coordinator
  • Case Management Nurse

Accreditation:

The Northwest Missouri State University Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN, via distance education) program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA) located at 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20037.

Total Tuition $9,870*
Program Duration As few as 12 months
Credit Hours 30

Accreditation:

The Northwest Missouri State University Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN, via distance education) program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA) located at 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20037.

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Tuition

Discover the value of our low-cost tuition

Our RN to BSN online program offers affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition, which is the same for in-state and out-of-state students enrolled in the online nursing program.

Tuition breakdown:

Total Tuition $9,870*
Per Credit Hour $329

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Calendar

Important dates for our students

Northwest Missouri State University online programs are delivered in an accelerated format ideal for working professionals, conveniently featuring multiple start dates each year.

TermProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlinePayment DueLast Class Day
Summer 14/29/244/9/244/15/244/22/244/24/246/14/24
Summer 26/24/246/3/246/7/246/14/246/18/248/9/24
Fall 18/26/248/6/248/12/248/19/248/21/2410/11/24
Fall 210/21/2410/1/2410/7/2410/14/2410/16/2412/6/24

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Next Apply Date: 6/3/24
Next Class Start Date: 6/24/24
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Admissions

See the steps to being admitted into our online nursing program

At Northwest, we’ve streamlined the admission process to help you get started quickly and easily. Please read the requirements for the RN to BSN online, including what additional materials you need and where you should send them.

Admission Requirements:

  • Valid RN license by the end of your first semester
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA on previous coursework
  • Official transcripts from prior institutions

To successfully complete the application process, you will need to:

  • Complete the undergraduate studies online application
  • Submit the non-refundable $50 application fee
  • Request official transcript(s) documenting coursework from regionally accredited colleges/universities attended
  • Hold a minimum 2.0 GPA in previous coursework
  • Hold a valid RN license (obtained by the end of your first semester)

Official transcript(s) can be emailed to: [email protected]. To submit official documents by mail, send them to:

Northwest Missouri State University
Office of Admissions
800 University Drive
Maryville, MO 64468-6001

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Admission Requirements:

  • Valid RN license by the end of your first semester
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA on previous coursework
  • Official transcripts from prior institutions

Courses

A look at the online RN to BSN curriculum

For the RN to BSN online, the curriculum is comprised of nine core nursing courses that include several embedded clinical experiences and total 30 credit hours. As part of the BSN, you must complete 120 total hours, including 47 credits of general education courses, and receive 43 nursing course credits for RN licensure.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course examines the theoretical foundation of the professional nursing practice. Emphasis is placed on exploration of various nursing theories, models, and philosophies that can aid the professional nurse in effectively promoting health and making sound nursing decisions. Focus will be on the role expectation(s) for theoretical evidence-based professional nursing practice. Concepts and models for professional nursing practice are presented.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course challenges the RN to BSN student to broaden their perspectives of their professional nursing role. Emphasis is placed on the student's critical thinking skills and the importance of their personal and professional growth throughout this educational journey.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The course will examine and evaluate personal and ethical factors that influence a professional nursing career. Emphasis is placed on the legalities and ethical situations facing the nursing profession.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on the health care delivery system, how those systems affect nursing practice and the consumers of health care. Emphasis is placed on quality, safety, policy, insurance issues, technological resources, budgeting and the future of the nursing profession. This course seeks to enhance the administration and effectiveness of health care services.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
This course focuses on the importance of leadership and management for the BSN level nurse. Emphasis is placed on the role of the nurse leader in various areas of health care. This course is designed to provide the professional nurse with the essential information and key skills that nurses must learn to succeed in today's health care environment. ***Includes an experiential experience
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
This course reviews a systematic approach to the assessment of individuals and groups of all ages. Emphasis is placed on the pathophysiology and nutrition impact on each system, the cultural needs of clients, analysis and synthesis of data to differentiate between normal and abnormal states of health, health risk prevention strategies, and health promotion. Students will apply this knowledge to a clinical experience. ***Includes an experiential experience
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
This course applies nursing concepts to the community environment. This course explores community epidemiology in relation to the environment. Emphasis is placed on the identification of resources that facilitate health promotion and illness prevention. ***Includes an experiential experience
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course identifies the importance of information technology in nursing practice advancements and the influence those concepts have on health care outcomes. Emphasis is placed on learning how to access information technology records and identifying current and future technological needs within the nursing field.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course introduces evidence based nursing practice and research methods used by professional nurses. Emphasis is placed on the evaluation of nursing research studies and the need for ethical research. Students will apply their knowledge of research to an evidence based practice initiative.

Ranked #31

Northwest Missouri State University is ranked No. 31 in "Best Online RN to BSN Programs" by EduMed (2023).

Highly Qualified Faculty

100% of classes taught by professionals, not graduate assistants

*Tuition and fees are based on current rates. Textbooks and laptops are not included with tuition.

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