Graduates of associate-degree or diploma programs who are currently licensed, or eligible for licensure, as registered nurses, the RN to BSN option provides an alternative path toward earning a bachelor’s degree. The RN to BSN option has writing-intensive components focused on writing to learn and learning to write. The RN to BSN curriculum is intended to prepare students for graduate nursing programs following the BSN.
This online option is available for nurses who cannot travel to attend traditional campus classes on a regular basis. Students will complete weekly online assignments and participate in scheduled on-campus visits and/or requirements per semester. Students will have clinical practica experience for selected courses.
Due to higher education regulation changes, the University of Missouri is unable to accept applications for admission to online programs from students residing in several states (highlighted below). See the State Authorization for Distance Education page at Mizzou Online to learn more.
To be admitted to the Sinclair School of Nursing’s RN to BSN option, the following criteria must be fulfilled:
- Application to MU Admissions. Check requirements for admission as a transfer student.
- Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended must be on file with the Admissions Office. Transfer credits must be from a regionally accredited college or university.
- Apply to the School of Nursing with the RN to BSN application.
- Must have earned a minimum grade point average of 2.8 (on a 4.0 scale) in Associates Nursing Program.
- Must have a minimum of 2.0 GPA for courses taken at Mizzou.
- Completed all prerequisite courses. See list of prerequisites.
- Current licensure as an RN in the United States.
- Agree to be interviewed, upon request.
Any student not meeting the above criteria may submit a petition for special consideration. Special consideration may be given to students who have demonstrated unusual motivation toward a nursing career and whose backgrounds demonstrate substantial economic or cultural diversity.
Return application materials to:
RN to BSN Advisor
c/o Undergraduate Admissions
S245 School of Nursing
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211