If you are a graduate of an associate-degree or diploma program and are currently licensed or eligible for licensure, the online RN to BSN option provides a fast and flexible path for you to earn your bachelor’s degree. Students currently enrolled in an associate degree program are eligible to enroll in RN to BSN classes as a non-degree seeking student. 

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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 online 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 2.5 GPA to transfer to Mizzou.
  • An unencumbered licensure as a registered nurse in the United States or provide evidence of eligibility sit to sit for the NCLEX exam during the first semester of enrollment.