Accelerated BSN

  • Program type: Bachelor of Science
  • Accreditation: Full approval by the Missouri State Board of Nursing, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Total credit hours: 55 for accelerated option
  • Estimated program cost: $26,160.31 for accelerated option
  • Median average salary: $71,730*


The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 12% increase in job growth from 2028. Ready to take your nursing career to the next level? Learn how to apply to the program today.

Program Overview

The accelerated BSN option is an intense 15-month, on-campus option for students who hold a bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university in a field other than nursing.

Why is our Accelerated BSN program a good choice for nurses?

By integrating professional, theoretical and liberal-arts knowledge, the undergraduate program prepares nurses to provide direct and indirect care to individuals, families, groups, communities and populations. Graduates can function as providers, designers, and coordinators of care and as members of the nursing profession. Graduates may also choose to continue their education in advanced practice, educator, leadership, care management and research roles.

Accelerated BSN Program Cost & Tuition

Estimated cost for the BSN program is $26,160.31 for accelerated option.

Scholarships & Assistance

The Sinclair School of Nursing offers a number of nursing-specific scholarships for clinical nursing majors and graduate students. Scholarships numbers and amounts (usually $1000-4000) vary from year to year for qualified applicants. A call for applications and announcement of awards is made each year during the spring semester for the following academic year. In addition, undergraduate research assistantships, University of Missouri scholarships, external scholarships, and other opportunities are available.


*The Bureau of Labor Statistics revealed that the average salary for BSN-educated RNs was $71,730.

Career & Salary Outlook

78% of our BSN graduates are employed in the nursing field at the time of graduation, and 98% of graduates are employed in nursing within three months upon graduation.

What kind of jobs can you get with a BSN?

Graduates are prepared to enter into nursing practice in traditional acute care hospitals, mental health facilities, outpatient care centers, as well as community health agencies, schools, and many other settings.

Hear from Our Students

"After working in the ICU for my first couple of months it has become abundantly clear that I received a great amount of practical knowledge from the most excellent program in the state."
December 2018 BSN graduate
Sinclair School of Nursing
"I am incredibly proud to graduate from MU Sinclair (School of Nursing) because of the outstanding faculty."
December 2018 BSN graduate
Sinclair School of Nursing