Traditional BSN

A bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree from the MUSSON will prepare you for a career in nursing, one of the fastest growing, most trusted professions in our country.

Learn from outstanding, supportive faculty who are leaders in nursing. Actively engage in learning in our state of the art Simulation Center and benefit from high-quality clinical experiences in our academic health sciences center, University of Missouri Health Care, and surrounding health care facilities.

Join peers in a challenging curriculum to prepare you to meet health care needs now and in the future.


Field of Opportunities

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. 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 designers, managers and coordinators of care and as members of the nursing profession. Graduates may also choose to continue their education in advanced practice, educator, and research roles.

About the Program

The traditional BSN option is designed for undergraduate students who plan to complete the degree in four years after graduating high school. As freshman and sophomores, nursing students are considered pre-nursing. Students typically are admitted to the clinical major during their junior and senior years. Other BSN options include the accelerated option for students with a college degree and RN to BSN option for nurses with an associate’s degree.

The undergraduate program is approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing and is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.