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.

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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. Applications are accepted year round. 
  • 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.
  • The University of Missouri requires a 2.0 GPA to transfer to Mizzou.
  • Completion of general education requirements. See list of general education courses. You may contact the RN to BSN academic advisor to have an unofficial transcript evaluation done
  • Current licensure as an RN in the United States or have passed the licensure exam by the end of the first semester of enrollment in N3080.