Traditional BSN

  • Program type: Bachelor of Science
  • Accreditation: Full approval by the Missouri State Board of Nursing, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Total credit hours: 120 for the traditional option
  • Estimated program cost: $49,400* for the traditional option
  • Median salary: $71,730


The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 12% increase in job growth from 2028. Ready to take your nursing career to the next level? Learn how to apply to the program today.


Program Overview

The traditional BSN option is designed for undergraduate students who plan to complete the degree in four years after graduating high school. As freshmen and sophomores, nursing students are considered pre-nursing. Students typically are admitted to the clinical major during their junior and senior years.



BSN Program Cost & Tuition

Estimated cost for the BSN program is $49,400.82 for the traditional option.

*Program cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, course choices at Mizzou and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.

Scholarships & Assistance

The Sinclair School of Nursing offers a number of nursing-specific scholarships for clinical nursing majors and graduate students. Scholarships numbers and amounts (usually $1000-4000) vary from year to year for qualified applicants. A call for applications and announcement of awards is made each year during the spring semester for the following academic year. In addition, undergraduate research assistantships, University of Missouri scholarships, external scholarships, and other opportunities are available.


*Bureau of Labor Statistics revealed that the salary for BSN-educated RNs was $71,730.

Career & Salary Outlook

78% of our BSN graduates are employed in the nursing field at the time of graduation, and 98% of graduates are employed in nursing within three months upon graduation.

What kind of jobs can you get with a BSN?

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.

Hear from Our Students

"After working in the ICU for my first couple of months it has become abundantly clear that I received a great amount of practical knowledge from the most excellent program in the state."
December 2018 BSN graduate
Sinclair School of Nursing
"I am incredibly proud to graduate from MU Sinclair (School of Nursing) because of the outstanding faculty."
December 2018 BSN graduate
Sinclair School of Nursing
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