How to Apply

Who Should Apply

Students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 who have graduated, or 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 university. Please follow the checklist and application steps that apply to you.

When to Apply

Applications are accepted between June 1 and October 1.

Program Capacity

Admission to the Accelerated BSN is considered competitive due to space availability. We admit up to 50  students to the program each year.

Financing your Program 

Typically, grants are not available since this is a second bachelor’s program. Traditional student loans can be used if a student did not use all of their available loans during their first degree. Students in financial need should also consider utilizing the Nursing Federal Loan program. Please consult with MU Financial Aid to learn more about financing your program. 

Another option to finance your program is the MU Health scholarship. Students can apply for this scholarship during their first summer in the Accelerated program. This option requires the student to work at MU Health for two years after they graduate. MU Health provides $15,000 towards the program and pay back is not required as long as the student works with MU Health for two years following graduation from the Accelerated program. 

Students are also encouraged to seek internal, departmental scholarships. These scholarships may be applied to the fall and spring semesters.  

The School of Nursing also keeps a list of external scholarships. 

MU Applicants

This section is for students with a bachelors from MU.

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

  • Professional resume
  • Two professional references
Application Steps for MU Students:
    1. Submit the online School of Nursing Accelerated BSN application. A link to the application will be provided on this webpage between June 1 and October 1.
    2. 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 family, friend/classmate, co-worker, minister, coach or academic advisor. Professional reference sources could include job, volunteer, or internship supervisor, professor or instructor.
    3. We will conduct an initial screening for eligibility by mid-October
    4. In mid-October, qualified candidates will receive an invitation to submit an online video interview and typed essay responses. There is a $35 fee associated with this step. The deadline to complete this step is November 1.
    5. Admissions decisions will be sent by email before the spring semester starts; typically, the first week of January. This provides you with enough time to enroll in any remaining prerequisite courses for the spring semester. 

Non-MU Applicants

This section is for students with a bachelors from another university; not MU.

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

    • 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. Collect either official or unofficial college transcripts for the School of Nursing application. You will be asked to upload them.
        2. Submit the online School of Nursing Accelerated BSN application. A link to the application will be provided on this webpage between June 1 and October 1.
        3. 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 family, friend/classmate, co-worker, minister, coach or academic advisor. Professional reference sources could include job, volunteer, or internship supervisor, professor or instructor.
        4. Collect all official college transcripts.
        5. Complete the University of Missouri application.
        6. You will be applying as an undergraduate pre-nursing student.
        7. Apply for the first semester you will enroll at the University of Missouri.
        8. We will conduct an initial screening for eligibility by mid-October.
        9. In mid-October, qualified candidates will receive an invitation to submit an online video interview and typed essay responses. There is a $35 fee associated with this step. The deadline to complete this step is November 1.
        10. Admissions decisions will be sent by email before the spring semester starts; typically, the first week of January. This provides you with enough time to enroll in any remaining prerequisite courses for the spring semester. 

 

Contact

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