University of Central Missouri
116 W. South St.
Warrensburg, Missouri 64093
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Nursing Programs OfferedBSN Programs
RN to BSN
RN to BSN Program Details
This program provides students with an opportunity to give their career a profitable and professional boost. The RN-BS program enhances student's ability to think critically and communicate while gaining a deeper understanding of professional nursing. The total program required 30 hours.
A bachelor's degree provides more flexibility and leads to more career opportunities in nursing. Employment increases as the level of one's education increases. A baccalaureate degree provides many more options in the areas of public health, home health, nursing management, program planning and health teaching.
The program can be completed in three semesters during one calendar year totaling 30 credit hours.
-Start any semester.
-Flexible scheduling: Full-time students can complete the nursing coursework in one year while part- time student’s can plan a program lasting one to four years.
-Transfer general education and nursing prerequisites.
-Receive credit for courses completed within another approved nursing program and for professional experience.
-Small class sizes.
-Quality nursing curriculum.
-Faculty that understand the needs of the working professional.
-Personal attention along with user-friendly technology.
-Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
BSN Program Details
A bachelor's degree in nursing from UCM can be the beginning of the most flexible, challenging and rewarding career in health care. While earning their degrees, Central Missouri's nursing students receive experience in both rural and urban environments. Two semesters are offered on the main campus in Warrensburg with clinical practica at nearby agencies. Two semesters of courses are offered at the Central Summit Center with clinical practica in several Kansas City area health care facilities including Children's Mercy Hospital, The Veteran Affairs Medical Center, St. Luke's Medical Center, and North Kansas City Hospital.
Upon completing UCM's four-year nursing program, nursing graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) for Registered Nurses. After passing this exam, graduates are qualified to practice as registered nurses.
Professionals can upgrade from RN to a bachelor's degree through Central Missouri's "RN-BS" option within the nursing major. Registered nurses face increasingly complex demands that require a broad-based bachelor's degree preparation. The "RN -BS" option enhances a nurse's ability to think critically, to demonstrate leadership skills, and to understand the complexity of professional nursing. Upon earning the Bachelor of Science degree, a nurse is eligible to continue his or her education at the master's degree level, further enhancing career opportunities.