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REGISTERED NURSE TO BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING

Complete Coursework: as few as 12 months Credit Hours: 30 Tuition: $7,770

Overview


Northwest Missouri State University's School of Health Science and Wellness offers a 100% online Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing program designed to help you build your practice. This extremely affordable BSN degree elevates your career and prepares you for new opportunities and responsibilities. Our advanced nursing online courses provide the evidence-based approach you need to provide patients a higher level of expert care.

In this program, you will:

  • Assess principles of prevention and health promotion when providing care to individual, families, and communities
  • Demonstrate effective professional communication and collaboration to provide quality client care
  • Analyze research findings that influence evidence-based practice nursing
  • Use leadership skills and knowledge of healthcare policy, fiduciary responsibility, and regulatory systems to advance you high quality, safe, professional practice
  • Integrate health information technology into nursing practice to deliver quality client care

Courses

In order to earn their Northwest Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, students must complete a total 120 credit hours. This includes the 30 hours of advanced nursing core offered in this RN to BSN online program (9 courses), 43 hours of nursing course credit from RN licensure, and 47 hours of general courses.

To see the full list of RN to BSN online courses, view courses.

Admissions

Admission standards at Northwest Missouri State University are moderately selective. New freshman, transfer, and returning student admissions are based on a combination of academic and personal considerations. Northwest takes an individual, holistic approach to the review of applications. An applicant's academic accomplishments are a priority and are demonstrated by test scores, grades, class rank and exposure to a college prep curriculum. Admission to Northwest is not viewed as an entitlement based on grades and test scores.

To learn more about the Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing online admission requirements, view admissions.

Tuition

Students in the RN to BSN online degree program can pay for each course as they enroll. There is a $50 application fee. Tuition is the same for in-state and out-of-state students.

To learn more about our Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing online tuition and fees view admissions..

Calendar

With six start dates each year, our Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing online degree program is convenient and accessible. Students should consider application date deadlines, turn in all required documentation, and register for classes to begin on their desired start date.

To see the full calendar of upcoming start dates for the RN to BSN online, view calendar.

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Courses


For the Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing online program, the curriculum is comprised of nine core nursing courses that include several embedded clinical experiences and total 30 credit hours. To complete the 120 hours required for their BSN, students must complete 120 total hours, including 47 credits of General Education courses and receive nursing course credit of 43 credits for RN licensure.

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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 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: 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 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 learning experience

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

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 learning experience

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

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 learning experience

Duration: 7 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. ***Pre-requisite: Math 17-114

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.

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Admissions


It's time to get started! The admission process is the first step toward earning your online RN to BSN.

To successfully complete the application process, you'll need to:

  • Complete the online application for Undergraduate Studies
  • Submit the non-refundable $50 application fee
  • Request official transcripts documenting coursework from the accredited colleges or universities attended and sent to: admissions@nwmissouri.edu
  • Have a minimum 2.0 GPA in previous coursework
  • Hold a valid RN license (must be obtained by the end of the student's first semester)

If you need to submit official documents by mail, send them to:

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

Have a question? Call us at 844-890-9304.

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Tuition


The following is the tuition breakdown for students pursuing a Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing online degree. The tuition is the same for in-state and out-of-state students.

Program Per Credit Hour Per Course Fee Per 3-Credit Hour Course Per 4-Credit Hour Course Per Program
RN to BSN $250 $30 $780 $1,030 $7,770

Fees

  • Application Fee: $50
  • International Application Fee: $75
  • Graduation Fee: $56
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Calendar


Session Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Payment Due Last Class Day
Fall 2 10/22/2018 10/8/2018 10/12/2018 10/17/2018 12/14/2018
Spring 1 01/14/2019 12/17/2018 12/20/2018 01/09/2018 03/01/2018
Spring 2 03/11/2019 02/25/2019 03/01/2019 03/06/2019 05/03/2019
Summer 1 05/13/2019 04/29/2019 05/03/2019 05/08/2019 06/28/2019
Summer 2 07/1/2019 06/17/2019 06/21/2019 06/26/2019 08/16/2019
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