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Department of Nursing

University of Central Missouri
University Health Center 106
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660.543.4775

Program Structure

Total credits required for graduation = 120

General Education = 45 credit hours

  • Division I, II, and III – see the undergraduate catalog for details
  • Anatomy and Physiology courses are allowed to fulfill 4 credit hours of Division IIA
  • Students who hold an Associate of Arts (AA) or a bachelor’s degree from an appropriately accredited institution or have met the Missouri 42-hour General Education Core requirements are considered to have met Central Missouri’s requirements in General Education, Divisions I and II. For those with an associate’s degree other than the AA (such as the AS), the university reviews transcripts on a course-by-course basis.  

Program Prerequisites

  • Chemistry
  • Anatomy and Physiology (6-8 credit hours)
  • Microbiology
  • General Sociology
  • General Psychology
  • Nutrition

RN-BS Major requirements = 30 credit hours

Course Name Credit Hours
NUR 4010 Health and Physical Assessment* 3
NUR 4012 Evidence-based Practice/Research 2
NUR 4050 RN-BS Professional Nursing Dimensions and Perspectives* 4
NUR 4052 RN-BS Advanced Concepts of Wellness 3
NUR 4200 Pathophysiology 3
NUR 4406 Concepts of Community Health Nursing 3
NUR 4407 Concepts of Community Health Nursing Practicum** 2
NUR 4608 Concepts of Nursing Leadership in Management 4
NUR 4609 Concepts of Nursing Leadership in Management Practicum** 1
NUR 4111 Socio-Economic Factors Impacting Health 3
Choice of Upper Division Nursing Elective 2

*Must be taken before practicum
**Practicum courses include a community and leadership project

Residency requirements:

A minimum of 30 credit hours must be earned at UCM and the last 12 credit hours required for the degree must be earned at UCM.