How to Apply

Who Should Apply

Students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 who plan to graduate with a non-nursing bachelor’s degree before the Accelerated program begins in the summer semester.

The application materials are slightly different for students who have graduated from MU and students who have graduated from another college. Please follow the checklist and application steps that apply to you.

When to Apply

Applications are accepted between July 15 and the second Friday in October.

Program Capacity

Admission to the Accelerated BSN is considered competitive due to space availability. We admit up to eighty students to the program each year.

MU Applicants

Checklist for MU Students

The following materials should be prepared before beginning the online application process:

    • Personal Statement
    • Professional resume
    • Academic profile
    • Two professional references

Application Steps for MU Students:

    1. Prepare a double-spaced, two-page personal statement describing your career goals and views of nursing as a profession. You will be asked to upload it.
    2. Request an academic profile from your myZou account. You will be asked to upload it.
    3. Submit the online School of Nursing Accelerated BSN application. A link to the application will be provided on this webpage between April 15 and the second Friday of October. Apply Now!
    4. The online application will include a link you will share with your two reference sources. Your references will use this link to describe your ability to succeed in a fast-paced academic program and fit the needs of the nursing profession.

      A professional reference should not include the following:

          • Family
          • Friend/classmate
          • Co-worker
          • Minister
          • Coach
          • Academic Advisor

      Professional reference sources could include:

        • Job, volunteer, or internship supervisor
        • Professor or instructor
    5.  We will conduct an initial screening once we have received all of your application materials. Qualified candidates will progress to a personal interview.
    6. Interviews will be conducted between the middle of November and the beginning of December.

       

    7. Students who are admitted to the program will be notified by email before the spring semester starts; typically, the second week of January. This provides enough time for you to enroll in any remaining prerequisite course(s) for the spring semester. 

Non-MU Applicants

Checklist for Non-MU Students

The following materials should be prepared before beginning the online application process:

                • Personal Statement
                • Professional resume
                • Official college transcripts for the MU application
                • Either official or unofficial college transcripts for the School of Nursing application
                • Two professional references

Application Steps for Non-MU Students:

            1. Prepare a double-spaced, two-page personal statement describing your career goals and views of nursing as a profession. You will be asked to upload it.
            2. Collect either official or unofficial college transcripts for the School of Nursing application. You will be asked to upload them.
            3. Submit the online School of Nursing Accelerated BSN application. A link to the application will be provided on this webpage between April 15 and the second Friday of October. Apply Now!
            4. The online application will include a link you will share with your two reference sources. Your references will use this link to describe your ability to succeed in a fast-paced academic program and fit the needs of the nursing profession.

              Professional reference sources could include:

              • Job, volunteer, or internship supervisor
              • Professor or instructor

              A professional reference should not include the following:

                • Family
                • Friend/classmate
                • Co-worker
                • Minister
                • Coach
                • Academic Advisor
            5. Complete the University of Missouri application.

                • Make sure MU Admissions has received each of your official college transcripts
                • You will be applying as an undergraduate pre-nursing student
                • Apply for the first semester you will enroll at MU
            6. We will conduct an initial screening once we have received all of your application materials. Qualified candidates will progress to a personal interview.
            7. Interviews will be conducted between the middle of November and the beginning of December. 
            8. Students who are admitted to the program will be notified by email before the spring semester starts; typically, the second week of January. This allows enough time for you to enroll in any remaining prerequisite course(s) for the spring semester.
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Contact

If you have questions, please contact the MU School of Nursing Student Advising office at 573.882.0277 or nursing@missouri.edu.